Hush Hush Blog Archive on July 1, 2011, 1:54 pm

by XDDXDD, age 11 Silence Hear the thunder of hooves Beating, ticking, pounding The shaking of manes Soaring in the wind Quiet See the foals playing The lead stallion Horses, black, brown, white Tan, dun, speckled, grey Hush hush Become a horse Ride over the mountains Jump over the clouds Think like a horse Shhh I can see it Heart of a horse Through spirit and soul Not a word Pick yourself up Spread your wings And fly away More to read...Fly Away, Fly Away Ode to Cody (R.I.P.) The Galelings
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À la recherche d'un cheval de dressage Archive on June 30, 2011, 11:50 pm

C'est une autre étape qui s'amorce pour Elizabeth qui vient de vendre sa jument Chanel Magik IV! Elizabeth est donc à la recherche d'un nouveau partenaire qui lui permettra d'atteindre ses plus hauts objectifs. N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous croyez avoir un cheval qui pourrait lui convenir. Le candidat doit faire au minium 16.2 mains, idéalement un hongre warmblood, de 4 à 9 ans. Chanel poursuivra sa carrière en dressage, nous souhaitons beaucoup de plaisir et de succès à sa nouvelle
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Fallen Twilight Blog Archive on June 29, 2011, 1:19 pm

by Raven, age 15 I stared into the mirror. Long, straightened brown hair. Long dark lashes, thick with mascara. Eyeliner rimming my green eyes. A black tank top partially covered by a checkered red and black shirt. Blue jeans. I turned slowly in front of the mirror. At fifteen, I dared say that I was a hottie. But I didn’t care sometimes. How I longed to slip into my mustang’s skin, to run over the hills, the wind in my mane. Wild and free. I stepped out of the bathroom. I went to my room, tossed
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Win a Flip camera from Purina

Dressage Mom Archive on June 29, 2011, 11:03 am

Purina is running a program called "60 Day Challenge" where they say "Try Purina® feed for 60 days and you'll see the difference in your animals or we'll buy back the feed. " They'll send you feed coupons and there is a place on the web site for you to upload photos and share your story about how Purina feed has made a difference in your horse (or other animal, the program is open to the many species of animals that they manufacture food for).Purina has sent me a Flip video camera and a coupon
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MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 29, 2011, 2:14 am

MiKael is in the hospital for the next six days. She will post about it when she gets home. Thanks Dave
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Roscoe and Lauren Win Mistover Combined Test

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 28, 2011, 8:42 pm

Congratulations! Lauren rides Roscoe to the winners circle at Mistover last weekend in a combined test.  Roscoe is a Canadian Warmblood for sale at Windrock Farm.  He is a beautiful mover and effortless jumper.    
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Innocent? I Think Not!

MidWestHorse Archive on June 27, 2011, 3:52 pm

Innocent and sweet looking faces? Perhaps......... However, apparently these two decided to make a break for it. Naturally, I was at work. Well, I came home from work Saturday morning to discover a patched together barricade in front of what's left of the small portion of electric fence in the paddock and arena. Recently, I've been working on fixing the pasture fence because I have caught Kola leaning over it and since she breached the portion of the AC electric fence that also manages the pasture,
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Love Blog Archive on June 26, 2011, 2:54 pm

by icehorse, age 14 As I drive down the streets of my county, I see these beautiful horses In paddocks with only the shade of trees for shelter. They may not live in the best conditions, But I am sure they still love their masters unconditionally. Because to horses, It makes little difference whether they live in a fancy stable Or an old run-down barn. They will love their masters Because to them it only matters if they have a person who loves and cares for them. And I can only hope that they have
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Back in the saddle

Dressage Mom Archive on June 26, 2011, 11:32 am

It's strange to take a week off from riding, but I did it.Not because something was wrong, but because our whole family went on vacation to Turks and Caicos (small islands in the Caribbean) to a Beaches resort for a week to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was a fantastic time! All inclusive (yes, booze too), plenty of sun and sand, and lots of activities for the kids.Back home now, and I'm heading out to the barn today. I hope my rides don't make me sore! Ack!Can't wait to see
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Lovely 12 Year Old TB Jumper

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on June 24, 2011, 9:31 pm

This is an awesome gelding for the right rider, he is a super jumper and easy to ride.  An elegant mover, come try him for your next show horse or fun horse who can do anything.
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The plumes of St. Alfio

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 24, 2011, 1:09 pm

I must admit my favorite part of the ornate harnesses of the horses at the St. Alfio festival in Sicily is the plumage. The plumes on these horses reach epic proportions, and are unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. They are...
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Chancey of the Maury River

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 24, 2011, 9:56 am

So!  This morning I finished this wonderful book that had been sent to me by Gigi to review.  I’ve very much enjoyed reading Chancey of the Maury River, finding the story to be delightful, interesting, showing depth and entertaining for any equine enthusiast. Gigi tells the tale of the outcast albino Appaloosa gelding, Chancey and his years in a riding school.  A dependable horse, Chancey is often overlooked and never appears to be a favourite to any of the rider’s he so dutifully
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Inglis Equine Art Prize 2011

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 24, 2011, 9:43 am

The well known Australian Thoroughbred bloodstock agents (amongst other things) are holding their annual art prize competition once again.  The theme for this year is ‘Life at the Stud‘. Entries have been accepted from New Zealand, Europe and the US as well as from within Australia. Entries close July 4th, 2011 so get a hurry on!  Prize money totalling $18,000 Australian dollar and an awesome opportunity to have your work showcased around New South Wales and Victoria should have the
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Arabian Horses Run at Churchill Downs

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 24, 2011, 12:34 am

While I'm recuperating here's some information I thought I might share. This last Saturday was a day in history for the Arabian horse as they raced for the first time ever at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The Predident's of UAE Cup was a stakes race with a $50,000 purse highlighted the Arabian horse in a mile at a quarter and saw of a field of eight Arabian horses.This link includes commentary with all pertinent details about the the President's Cup, the field of horses, owners and the trainers as
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A New World Blog Archive on June 23, 2011, 1:37 pm

by natalie, age 14 The lush green grass cushions me when I fall. I try to walk, but my skinny legs collapse under me. I gaze up at my mamma; she is so tall. I can see her red-brown coat that she passed on to me. When I finally stand, she beckons me with a call. I am so short, I can easily get milk from below her. The people put us in the same stall. I know by everything here that there are so many things to learn and do, But there will never be enough time in the world.
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Beautiful harnesses at the St. Alfio festival

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 23, 2011, 1:00 pm

This post features details of the bridles and harnesses of the horses at the St. Alfio festival in Sicily, which reader Al Zammataro was kind enough to send me. This harness is a very old one, with well-preserved gold embroidery:
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Under the Weather

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 23, 2011, 1:03 am

I've been under the weather since the weekend and really pushing myself to post but that's gonna have to stop. Whatever bug has attacked my stomach has taken its toll. I'm heading for bed and going to pull the covers over my head. I'll be back when I feel better.
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St. Alfio: the puppets

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 22, 2011, 12:38 pm

Sicily has a strong tradition of puppet theater, featuring legends of ancient battles and heroic deeds. You can read much more about the fascinating tradition in this article and this one. These legends are incorporated into the St. Alfio festival...
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Last Saturday's News........... The Haybarn........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 22, 2011, 1:09 am

Once we got out of the boys' barn, the next place we visited was the haybarn and the horses that live in there. As you can probably tell by its name that barn was built for storing hay but as our herd has grown part of that space has been used to put stalls. Because that building never was intended to house horses, its dimensions weren't really suitable for stalls or wide aisles. The end result is an aisle way that's really on the narrow side. The horses on one side of the aisle way can reach nose
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St. Alfio: the battle scenes

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 21, 2011, 12:24 pm

The harnesses worn by the horses at the St. Alfio festival often include elaborate embroidered, painted or beaded battle scenes. Al Zammataro, who provided these photos, explained that these scenes depict characters from an epic poem from the 1500s called...
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