Motocross meets Eventing

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 11, 2009, 8:37 pm


Here's another oddball sport, though not an international one (yet!). This riding school in Brazil had a bit of fun combining motocross and cross-country horseback riding - same course, two different methods of getting around it!You can see some photos...
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Possibly the Wackiest Driving Video Ever

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 7, 2009, 5:05 pm


This troupe in Germany has a really...unique...talent! I don't know what else to say, just watch and marvel:Thanks for the tip, Katja!
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Plumed Ponies

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 1, 2009, 8:57 pm


These ponies in Nepal are wearing enormous woolly red and white plumes. The banners on their foreheads appear to have Buddhist religious symbols on them, as best I can see, which would probably be for good luck. I notice the...
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New Sidesaddle Blog

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 26, 2008, 1:33 am


This new blog, Riding Aside, look very interesting. There are lots of details about clothing, saddles and technique, illustrated with lots of photos. Take a look!
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Merry Christmas!

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 24, 2008, 10:57 pm


Three lovely horses in the 2008 La Jolla Christmas parade. From Abraxas3d's photostream on flickr.
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The Mari Lwyd

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 22, 2008, 8:20 pm


There is an ancient New Year's custom in parts of Wales that has been resurrected (!) a bit recently, after suffering a strong decline in the mid 1900s. The Mari Lwyd (also spelled Fari Lwyd, but still pronounced mah-ree loo-ed...
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Horse Related Careers

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 20, 2008, 8:03 pm


Equus is an interesting blog out of Australia that focuses on careers with horses. The author posts about common and obscure jobs with horses, from barn design to race track maintenance to course design and more - nearly 100 different...
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Lost and Found?

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 20, 2008, 2:21 am


The Konik horse has an interesting history. It is the result of breeding programs which were attempting to resurrect the extinct Tarpan horse, one of the original wild horses of Europe. The last Tarpans died in captivity in the late...
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Unique Cowboy Shirts

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 16, 2008, 4:26 pm


A Canadian designer living in Kenya has developed this line of colorful cowboy shirts, modeled after a Stetson design. Each shirt is made from fabrics from old clothing found in the markets, so each is one-of-a-kind. The shirts are available...
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Kano Durbar

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 7, 2008, 3:38 am


The Kano Durbar is a fantastic festival and procession held regularly in Kano, Nigeria. Featured in the processions are thousands of horsemen in antique ceremonial gear - the horses wearing ornate bridles and saddles; the men in billowing colorful robes...
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Yin, Yang and Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 2, 2008, 5:49 pm


I am a bit proud to have won a guest blogging competition on another horse blog! My winning article is now posted there - it's about a unique horsewoman who uses elements of Tai Chi to work with horses and...
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Dun Morgans

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 30, 2008, 8:52 pm


Unusual horse colors are a popular topic among visitors to this blog. Here is a short video of a dun Morgan horse that shows the characteristic markings and describes the bloodlines that carry this color, which is quite rare in...
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Tales of Riding in Egypt

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 30, 2008, 1:59 pm


I discovered a super blog today. Turn Right at the Sarcophagus is a fascinating collection of horse related posts from... Egypt! The author, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani, offers tales of riding and horses in Egypt, as well as commentary on international...
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New Set of Historic Horse Images

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 19, 2008, 3:48 pm


Life magazine has partnered with Google to upload thousands of historic photos.There are hundreds of fascinating photos of horses, particularly of horse racing, cowboys, and horse shows. You can even order prints of your favorite images. It's worth a look!Though...
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An Intriguing Old Horse Movie

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 17, 2008, 3:27 pm


Bridlepath, an excellent horse blog, has a review of an old movie called "White Mane," featuring Camargue horses. I haven't seen it, but it looks quite interesting. Check it out here.
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A Fabulous Adventure

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 17, 2008, 3:05 pm


I am halfway through this book, and can't recommend it enough. What a fabulous tale! It is an account of Isabella Bird's travels through the Rocky Mountains of the US in the 1870s, which because of the era required that...
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Steamy Friesian

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 15, 2008, 10:10 pm


I couldn't resist making a short video of this Friesian gelding getting his post-workout bath. A cool, humid day combined with a warm horse and warm water made this horse's bath seem a little arty. I like the industrial sound...
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Movie Review: The Path of the Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 11, 2008, 1:04 pm


This new DVD follows the quest of a competitive rider and trainer who is frustrated with how being in the adult competitive horse world has taken away the fun and relationship to the horse she remembers from childhood: the simple...
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Spectacular Akhal Teke photos

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 7, 2008, 12:54 am


This Canadian website, Argamak Stud, has a page featuring some spectacular photos of Akhal Teke horses. They are such a unique and exotic breed! Their website (a bloggy sort of website) has lots of articles, photos and information about this...
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Rare Breed Calendar

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 6, 2008, 11:21 pm


Jessica Drake at The Painting Pony has some beautiful calendars for sale, based on her lovely professional photographs. My favorite is the Endangered Horse Breeds calendar, which features super photos of breeds like the Cleveland Bay, Exmoor, Akhal Teke, and...
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