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  BROWN PANTHER has been happy and strong since he arrived from England on Tuesday. Owned by Andrew Black and Michael Owen, this Shirocco stallion is a major contender on...

Straight-Up Blog

A Final BOW, A Final WOW

A sign at the Fontevraud Abbey near Saumur One of the reasons I have so enjoyed the equestrian writing these past dozen years has been the opportunity to travel. I am a...

Health & Nutrition Blog

Who Makes Nutrition Choices for Your Horse?

I was interested to find the recent paper by Roberts and Murray titled, “Equine Nutrition in the USA: A review of perceptions and practices of horse owners and veterinarians,”...

Horses & History Blog

The Poo Conference of 1898 & the World Crisis of Too Many Horses: Part I

Pyrmont Bridge,Sydney, Australia, about 1904. While we like to think of the horse as part of “the good old days,” in reality the horse has created and produced countless...

The Pony Fairy Blog

What to Leave Behind, What to Take Forward: Part 2

Expanding Clicker Training Through the People Who Use It I have always said clicker training benefits the most from two groups. The first are the experienced horse trainers who...

Morag's Blog

Selena Reports: Games Over!

Sorry it took so long to let you know that show jumping didn't go as planned. ;) However ,Woody and I did survive the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games! I had 16 faults for...

Alex's Blog

It’s a Wrap

Alex and Vitall. We are officially falling into fall, but the Florida heat hasn't let up yet. It's still really hot and humid but I feel like I am used to it, finally! If it...

Winnie's Blog

Hula-Hoops and Horses

About a week ago I thought, “I wonder if the horses can learn to pick up a hula-hoop and place it over a pylon.” They’ve certainly seen us throw them at pylons many times...

Lesley's Blog

It’s Time to Get Crazy Fit

Here I am, working out hard at my new crazy gym. So. I joined a gym. Not just any gym. A crazy gym. When I was younger, and didn’t need a gym, I joined loads of typical...

The Rusty Stirrup

Moderately Better Beastie

Luc and I finally make it over the fence with a semblance of style. After last week’s ‘episode’ of bad behaviour, I was really hoping for a nice easy ride this week, but...

Blazing a Trail

The Trip Home

The Provins moat. As you have likely heard, all of the Canadians were pulled from the Endurance race at WEG. Disappointing, but understandable in the very tough conditions...

A Real Western Challenge

Time’s Up

A very different horse these days; strong minded though is an understatement! Monday morning was an exquisite late Indian summer day. My neighbours to the south – with two...

Cuckson Report

Marmoog Watch Continued and Democracy at Work

It’s seven months and 11 days since The Daily Telegraph gave the FEI photographic evidence of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai, new world champion and stepson of...

The Practical Farm

Choosing the Right Stall

A simple and elegant Welded Rockwood stall system with posts. When looking for a durable and dependable stall system for your equine friends, you must consider a number of...