One Color Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 11, 2009, 2:07 am


Some breeds of horses come predominantly in only one color; some are required to be a certain color. There seem to be two main reasons for this. In some cases the breed has traditionally lived in a wild state, somewhat...
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Fantastic Horse Mosaics

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 3, 2009, 1:29 am


This depiction of a charioteer is a Roman-era mosaic from the 3rd or 4th century. The snapshot is from Sebastiá Giralt's flickr photostream. If you like ancient mosaics, I've just discovered a wonderful blog called the Mosaic Art Source Blog!...
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Past times - some historic images

Global Horse Culture Archive on September 3, 2009, 12:56 am


Here's a roundup of some lovely vintage photos of horses from around the world. Love this old shot of a couple out in their sleigh, posted on flickr by Lynn. And another posted by Lynn, this one what appears to...
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Circuses in American History

Global Horse Culture Archive on August 13, 2009, 9:25 pm


The Circus Historical Society is a great organization for those interested in the details of circus history. Their website has excellent research resources, and the organization holds an annual convention. Many members specialize in particular areas of circus history, and...
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Folk Remedy

Global Horse Culture Archive on August 13, 2009, 8:24 pm


Nino, a horseman in a rural area of the state of São Paulo, shows me a string of berries that he uses to treat his livestock. He described it as something to give the animals - dogs, horses, cattle -...
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Spurs

Global Horse Culture Archive on August 6, 2009, 3:35 pm


Equine Ink has an interesting recent post about the different styles of spurs and their history. Take a look!
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Well off the beaten track

Global Horse Culture Archive on August 6, 2009, 12:49 am


Had to chuckle at this. Not the sort of thing I usually link to, but it is global...horse...culture. Vladimir Putin enjoying a (warning: shirtless) ride in Siberia. Not sure I really have a category for it.
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Tim Flach, Photographer

Global Horse Culture Archive on July 14, 2009, 2:47 am


This month's issue of Cowboys and Indians has an online slideshow of horse photos by Tim Flach. These are lovely studies of variety of horses - from studies of light and shadow on the bodies of horses to stunning landscapes...
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Do-it-yourself tack

Global Horse Culture Archive on July 13, 2009, 7:50 pm


This horse in rural Brazil, in a mountainous area inland from São Paulo, is wearing tack that is about ninety-percent handmade. Store-bought tack is not affordable to many rural folks, and many of them rely on horses or mules for...
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Back in time

Global Horse Culture Archive on July 13, 2009, 7:29 pm


This website has a section about the horse show at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. It's interesting to see what breeds of horses were popular then, and how they were presented. This comment about the Morgan horse...
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A rather scary historic circus act

Global Horse Culture Archive on July 10, 2009, 2:12 am


Equine Ink posted this a while ago, but I just discovered it: a fascinating post about the diving horse acts of years gone by. Read all about it here. Really incredible that they could teach the horses to do that,...
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Behind the scenes with a horse photographer

Global Horse Culture Archive on July 4, 2009, 8:23 pm


National Geographic has a short but nice video profile of equine photographer Mark Harvey. Neat to see behind the scenes. Take a look here.
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Standing out in a crowd

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 28, 2009, 6:01 pm


Jessie and her Kiger Mustang, Fox, caught my eye at a dressage schooling show today. Fox was wearing this awesome custom leather halter. Jessie said she got it from Hell Creek Custom Leather. Isn't he adorable? They did a nice...
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Did you know they race mules?

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 23, 2009, 2:39 am


They do! Take a look a the American Mule Racing Association photo pages.
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A guy with time on his hands

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 20, 2009, 11:29 pm


We met Bill Eggers at a local fair in Connecticut. He built every last part of this replica stagecoach by hand. He's lent it to be driven in a couple of parades, pulled by ponies, as it is 3/4 size....
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Massive teams of draft horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 7, 2009, 6:04 pm


The Pony Expression has a recent post about draft animals that includes an impressive picture of an enormous team of horses, plus info about draft horses and oxen. Go take a look!
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Guest Post: Out on the Atar

Global Horse Culture Archive on June 1, 2009, 4:04 pm


The following is reprinted with permission from Rob's Blog, a blog about rural and traditional life in Serbia. If the beautiful Serbian landscapes and lost-in-time rural life appeal to you, Rob and his wife (who are British) offer a rental...
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Old World: Meet New World

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 25, 2009, 1:21 am


davesag on flickr posted this excellent snapshot. His caption says these Greek donkeys are carrying the computers to a conference. There are a couple other photos of the same scene in his photostream. Just too cute!
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The Twenty Mule Team

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 25, 2009, 1:07 am


Flickr user Caveman 92223 posted this interesting old photo of the historic twenty mule teams used to haul borax from the mines to the railway back in the late 1800s, in Death Valley. The history of the mule teams can...
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Horses at Sunset

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 20, 2009, 12:13 am


This is just a bit of fun, from some video I shot in Brazil. These are Lusitano colts, running loose in large pastures until they grow up and begin training. They are not handled, really, though the trainer you hear...
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