Cool horse-themed jewelry!

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 6, 2008, 8:36 pm


My fellow blogger at Behind the Bit has a recent post featuring some excellent handmade horse-themed jewelry! Take a look here.
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Aside...or Astride

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 6, 2008, 8:27 pm


Another display at the horse fair in Texcoco, Mexico was offered by the Women's Mounted Police unit. Take a close look at their saddles! Although they are designed to be ridden sidesaddle, they also have a stirrup on the off...
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Mexican Mounted Police Gymnastics

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 6, 2008, 8:21 pm


This is an old photo, but only recently dug out of my archive. I wish I had some more and better photos from this event! This is a Mounted Police display at the annual horse fair in Texcoco, outside of...
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More Cambodian Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 1, 2008, 3:47 am


These are just too delightful! Each horse has unique and beautiful tack. Take a look! (See my previous post for some background information).From iwishmynamewasmars ha's photostream: From jystewart's photostream: From Mozzer502's photostream (what a beautiful buckskin coat the horse has!):...
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Mirrored Bridle

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 1, 2008, 3:26 am


This bridle is hands-down the most unusual I have ever seen. This Cambodian horse is wearing a bridle and breast collar embroidered with hundreds of beads. Most spectacular is the large mirror centered on the forehead! In some cultures, mirrors...
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Guest Blogging Contest

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 31, 2008, 12:40 am


Enlightened Horsemanship, a fellow blog, is holding a "guest blogger" competition, complete with prize! Take a look here for details. I'll be submitting an idea myself...which I will keep secret until I find out if I win or not!
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PA National: "Dave & Dave"

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 18, 2008, 2:13 am


I had a chance to stop by the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA yesterday. I hadn't even made it to the buildings yet when I ran into this handsome turnout in the parking lot. It's "Dave & Dave"...
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PA National: The RCMP Musical Ride

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 18, 2008, 2:01 am


If you are near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride exhibition is great entertainment. It's part of the evening schedule most days at the 2008 Pennsylvania National Horse Show.The sheer number of horses in the ring for...
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Equine Artiste?

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 18, 2008, 1:24 am


Along the lines of painting elephants and painting cats, Cholla the painting horse has surfaced. Yes, as in holding a paint brush in his mouth and making paintings that have ended up exhibited in galleries. Not sure if this is...
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Horse Paintings on a Grand Scale

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 10, 2008, 1:52 pm


A reader sent an interesting link today - this article about an artist who is working on an enormous mural of horses. The artist, Susan Sommer-Luarca, is an interesting one: she specializes in giant murals, particularly of wildlife and animals,...
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Wee Pony

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 9, 2008, 5:51 pm


On a roll with photos from Ethiopia today...Here is a sweet one - a (possibly quite tall!) man on a wee mountain pony, toodling along without even a bridle! Judging by the heavy shawl around the man's shoulders, it must...
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Colorful Saddle Cloths

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 9, 2008, 5:46 pm


These saddles, on the old, thin horses of regular folks (as opposed to fancy horses at festivals) are draped in the traditional colorful cloths commonly found in Ethiopia. I posted about them here, where you can see a finer version...
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A wild and crazy hat!

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 9, 2008, 5:37 pm


This rider at an Ethiopian traditional sports festival has the wildest fur hat! Even the chin strap is covered with fur. The round pointed object he is holding is a traditional warrior's shield.The photo is from aheaven's photostream on flickr....
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Japanese Horse Shoes

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 8, 2008, 12:50 am


Aha! I've been looking for an illustration of these traditional horse shoes for a long time. I read about them in an old travel guide describing Japan (I have lost the reference). It described how on long mountain roads there...
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Little Horse Carts of Bali

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 4, 2008, 2:21 am


The harness on this little horse caught my eye. It's covered with intricate metal decoration, and seems to have an unusual way of attaching to the cart, though I can't see it clearly in this photo, which is from Ikhlasul...
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Yikes!

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 30, 2008, 1:42 am


Riders at a festival in France ride their horses through a wall of fire. Other photos from the festival in danielguip's photostream feature the Breton horse, a handsome medium-weight draft horse.
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Brazil Report: The Rawhide Bridle

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 26, 2008, 1:12 am


This Crioulo mare is wearing a typical gaucho bridle made of tightly woven rawhide. Most closures are made with knots and buttons, rather than buckles - there is very little metal in the bridle. The reins are attached to the...
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Brazil Report: Another Crioulo Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 24, 2008, 1:53 am


The reports from Brazil will trickle in far more slowly than I anticipated. More photos and video still to come. Today - just a photo of a pretty Crioulo horse in his or her stable (I forget now if this...
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Beyond the Trail Ride

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 18, 2008, 2:41 am


So you like to trail ride? Maybe you do some endurance riding? Yeah, yeah, that's fun. But have you ridden across Albania? Didn't think so.Take a look at this adventure - a couple riding from the wild mountains in the...
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High Speed Insanity

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 15, 2008, 6:03 pm


Scurry racing is particularly popular in the UK. It is a high-speed competition in which drivers direct teams of ponies through an obstacle course of cones, trying not to hit any cones while going as fast as possible. The navigator...
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