Western Performance Horses

May 10, 2007 - 6 Responses

I love dressage and jumping but it just can’t compare to the rush that comes with riding a great western performance horse.   If you ever get the chance take one out for a spin (no pun intended)

Equine Innovation

May 7, 2007 - One Response

I am a big fan of innovation but in the horse world new technology is getting just a little bit scary. Here are a few clips I found on youtube of such inventions.

Horse Training Machine


A horse lover frustrated by the chore of plaiting horses manes’ has invented a device to do it much faster. Derek Jacklin’s Easy Plait is so popular it is being launched in 29 countries and he is already overwhelmed by the response. He invented the device, a band which slides to the end of a piece of horse hair and helps roll it into a plait in seconds, after spending a grueling three hours preparing to hunt.

Manual Horse and Donkey Shaver?

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Problem Horses

April 11, 2007 - Leave a Response

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EveryRider.com is featuring a youtube video about problem horses. It is an inspiring video about retraining horses. The girl is a penomenal rider… Check it out!

What would the wild west be like with ponies?

April 11, 2007 - One Response

This is a bit silly but I thought it was cute.

Pony lived in Apartment!

April 4, 2007 - 4 Responses

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A janitor entered an apartment in Östra Vemmerlöv, Sweden, where he was greeted with a strong stench of hay, horse excrement and urine.

It later emerged that the man who had previously been a tenant in the apartment had been living with his pony. The living space had also been home to the man’s partner, his four-year-old daughter and adult son.

He owned three dogs and three cats, which lived there too, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen.

The family used the living room as a stable, while the terrace had become a compost heap.

Understandably furious about how the apartment was used, The landlord has reported the man to police and he’s demanded compensation for the renovations that need to be carried out.

Wow! I love spending time with my horses too, but this is just wrong.

Cat Herders?

April 1, 2007 - 3 Responses

Thanks to Me & Mira for this find. This video is hilarious.

The Suerte Show

March 30, 2007 - One Response

suetre.jpgI heard of this story from a friend of mine who has been caught up in the “Suerte hostage crisis” for a few weeks now. At first I thought it was silly. How can you get addicted to watching a pregnant horse standing around in a stall all day? Well, it seems now I’m hooked too… Thanks Beth!

I think the fact that she is SO pregnant has something to do with it. Not to mention the fact that Suerte likes to play with our minds and lay down, moving about restlessly, immitating labor…

Thousands of people are following the pregnancy of Suerte, a 21-year-old chestnut Trakehner, and calling or e-mailing their support and concerns.

The intense interest began after horse breeder Genevieve Ghilotti installed cameras to upload live video stream from the stalls at Glenhill Farm in west Petaluma to allow her clients to keep an eye on expectant mares and witness the births of their babies.

Ghilotti said she has received calls around the clock from Germany, England, Canada and Africa and nearly every state in America.

That even includes Africam, a camera set up at a watering hole in Africa where news of Suerte is posted on a bulletin board, Ghilotti said.

The Web hosting company, Mare Stare, has logged 55pages of discussion about Suerte. Ghilotti has received more than 1,000 e-mails.

Join the insanity and check out Suerte’s web cam… It has to happen soon right?

Barbaro Conspiracy Theory

March 21, 2007 - 4 Responses

Conspiracy Theorists Insist Barbaro Still Alive

The Onion

Conspiracy Theorists Insist Barbaro Still Alive

WEST GROVE, PA—Rumors and speculation that beloved racehorse Barbaro faked his own death last January in order to start a new life out of the public eye are beginning to surface among equine conspiracy theorists, who refuse to believe the…

Is your Horse Fully Loaded?

March 20, 2007 - 2 Responses

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Mine either… I got the economy bare bones pony package. However if your horse rears like the lovely Grey silhouette in the illustration this could be a pretty neat way to break your fall.
How to tie the coiled wire to the saddle holder.

A saddle holder is required to be attached to the saddle.

How to connect/disconnect one-touch release.
Even if the removal of the coiled wire from the one-touch release is forgotten when getting off the horse, the rider will only feel a strong tug, and the system will not activate, because such pulling force is not strong enough to do so.

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Here is the link if your interested. I dont know… I think I’d feel kinda silly wearing this but if I had a kid I might just buy one. http://www.hit-air.com/horse/english/top/index.html

Measuring a Horses Need for Physical Contact

March 20, 2007 - 22 Responses

Horses wild-horses.jpgThere is an interesting article in the horse magazine the importance of physical contact amongst horses. Obviously they are very social creatures with strong herd instincts but this article also talks about a study that involved the horses pressing a button in order to earn interaction with another horse so that they could measure how hard they were willing to work for it. Sounds kinda mean but it was pretty interesting … To read the entire article visit the faculty of agriculture

Pressing the right buttons

“The work for the horses involves pressing a button with the nose. The reward is contact with another horse in a certain way. By counting how many times the horses press the buttons, it is possible to measure the form of contact they are prepared to work the hardest for.

Denmark has the highest number of horses per capita in Europe. It is therefore natural that we carry out research into horse behaviour. DJF has a very important role to play in providing policy advice, for example in relation to the preparation of new regulations and notifications for horse owners. This means that the research results can be directly applied.

– A draft bill by the Ministry of Justice, which will be presented by the government at some point in the future, specifies that keepers of horses should have at least two horses. This means that they will recommend that all horses have social contact.”