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Twenty five horsey facts

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Rickrideshorses, 16 November 2009 11:30

General horsey facts Around 75 million horses are alive in the world today Mature horses will kick both colts and fillies out of the herd when they reach sexual maturity, helping to prevent inbreeding. Horses breathe through their nostrils - never through their mouths. The scientific name for the horse is Equus caballus. Equus come from the Greek word for ...

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Twenty five horsey facts

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Rickrideshorses, 16 November 2009 11:30

General horsey facts Around 75 million horses are alive in the world today Mature horses will kick both colts and fillies out of the herd when they reach sexual maturity, helping to prevent inbreeding. Horses breathe through their nostrils - never through their mouths. The scientific name for the horse is Equus caballus. Equus come from the Greek word for ...

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Jack

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Cara, 09 November 2009 21:50

This is Jack, a coloured Irish cob x TB. I met Jack at college as a four year old, coming up five soon. I have played with him for the past two years. As you can see from the pictures he started off jumping very high when the jump was tiny and stopping when they got too big. Now he will jump any ...

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Animal Blessing Afternoon Success

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Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, 05 November 2009 08:21

Thank you for covering our Animal Blessing Afternoon in Justine Thompson's article "Police horses to receive Buddhist blessing".  We had a great day!  I thought you might like the attached photos which were taken at the event by Dom Briggs and Jay Simpson. All good wishes Lorri Tolan Trustee Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds

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My first rosette!

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horsewoman123, 02 November 2009 18:30

Hiya horsey people! I am very pleased with my self because...........................I WON MY FIRST ROSETTE! YAY! The comp I won it in was not a big comp but just a comp we done at the yard. What you had to do was: Trot your horse over trotting poles, trot around a cone once, trot up to a wall, grab a ...

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Sarah

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mrs sarah jane wilkinson, 24 October 2009 17:22

Hello everyone. I'm Sarah. I first started riding at the age of five and a half, when my dad was in the army. He got me started with it. We were in Germany at the time. I loved every minute of it. I never looked back. All I wanted to do was horses. I also did jumping. I used to close my eyes. That's when I was six and thought of ...

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FAVE RIDING PLACE

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Anonymous, 08 October 2009 20:57

I buy Your Horse magazine and my favourite riding place is Barstobrick. I ride for the RDA and they have got very good docile horses up at Barstobrick. They are called Shannon, Basil, Toffee and May. The staff and owners of the horses are very good. My riding instructor, Justine Hunter, is very good at doing horse things she has two horses called ...

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I love my mare, Ellie

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Donna Jacquet, 28 September 2009 10:12

Im the very proud owner of a lovely friesian mare calle Ellie, i love the proudness of the breed and there pure intelligence. Im only 4ft 11" and my mare whom ive owned since she was 11mths old is 16.hh, and with a high head carriage, but when i put on her head collar i just say " i cant ...

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Give them a chance!

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sallyannn, 27 September 2009 20:01

I bought my new mare Calypso 3 weeks ago. When I trialed her she threw me off and I hurt myself quite badly.  However I gave her a chance and tried to see through what had happened. I am so pleased I did as apart from not likeing freesian cows??  she had been brilliant and I am so pleased that I ...

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Leading Equestrian Artists Exhibit At Palace House

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Debbie Burt, 22 September 2009 14:00

Some of the Country’s leading equestrian artists will have their work on show at the Society of Equestrian Artists Autumn Exhibition at Palace House in Newmarket in October. With over 100 works catalogued, the exhibition also hopes to raise funds for Debbie Hounsome, a Dorset based paraplegic rider whose dream is to compete in the 2012 Para Olympic Games. A ...

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The Tree vs Treeless debate

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Anonymous, 18 September 2009 10:33

There is much debate on the internet on whether a treed or treeless saddle is better for your horse, I can only go by my own experience here. I had a very difficult to fit Welsh x Thoroughbred with quite high withers and a prominent spine. Due to a badly fitting treed saddle she had some muscle atrophy which was ...

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