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Near Loss of the Trakehner

We all recognize the Trakehner as a world class horse. They have excelled in the hunter/jumper and dressage ring as well in various other equestrian pursuits and made numerous appearances at the Olympics for years. They have also played influence in developing more modern types of warmbloods such as Canadian and American warmbloods. So it’s hard to believe such an elegant and versatile breed was nearly lost during World War II. Trakehners were first bred and developed in Trakehnen, East…See More
Aug 28, 2013
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Aug 23, 2011
Barbara F. commented on The HorseLady Blog's blog post Is the Grand National too Dangerous?
"Yes, it's too dangerous. I'm not saying that it should be banned, but it needs a major safety overhaul."
Apr 13, 2011
Vicki Holmes commented on The HorseLady Blog's blog post Is the Grand National too Dangerous?
"Clearly it's not ethical to participate in a sport where the death of horses is predictable."
Apr 13, 2011
A blog post by The HorseLady Blog was featured

Is the Grand National too Dangerous?

As long as there has been racing, there’s been someone to ask just how safe it is for both jockeys and horses. This years Grand National claimed the lives of two horses; Ornais at the fourth fence and Dooney’s Gate at the sixth. Both suffered fatal falls during the raced dubbed as “the ultimate test of horse and rider”. Although there is some speculation as to when the first Grand National was run, most historians believe it was in 1836. The course is 4 miles and 4 feet long, run on turf on…See More
Apr 12, 2011
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Apr 4, 2011
A blog post by The HorseLady Blog was featured

Near Loss of the Trakehner

We all recognize the Trakehner as a world class horse. They have excelled in the hunter/jumper and dressage ring as well in various other equestrian pursuits and made numerous appearances at the Olympics for years. They have also played influence in developing more modern types of warmbloods such as Canadian and American warmbloods. So it’s hard to believe such an elegant and versatile breed was nearly lost during World War II. Trakehners were first bred and developed in Trakehnen, East…See More
Apr 4, 2011
A blog post by The HorseLady Blog was featured

Unusual Equine Sports

Skijoring This sport’s usually seen with a horse pulling someone on skis. However I’ve also seen it done on roller blades and snowboards. Races are sometimes held in this sport, but more so in Europe. If someone manages to perfect this one on water-skis, please send me a video; I’d love to see it! Pair/Synchronized Jumping It’s basically normal hunters or jumpers except you get to take your friend and her horse out on the course with you. This is a pretty rare sport to come across or even…See More
Mar 29, 2011
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Mar 28, 2011
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Natural Wound Remedies

There are lots of different items you can buy at your local tack store geared towards healing a cut on your horse. A few of them have ingredients that can be hard to read. However there are several more natural methods that have been used for years that cure equine cuts just as well. Maybe even reduce scarring. One method is honey. Try picking up the most natural and organic product you can find. This will work the best. Also try hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel. Both can be found at any drug…See More
Mar 26, 2011
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Training Tip: Jump Drifters

If your horse drifts and/or veers after a jump, it can cause numerous problems. You could lose your balance, it could interfere with your preparation for the next jump or you could potential crash into something. So here’s a tip to solve it. Place two pylons a few feet away from a jump and position them so they’re wide enough for your horse to go through. Then canter towards the jump, go over, then aim to keep your horse at a steady pace and go through the pylons. This should help teach you to…See More
Mar 23, 2011
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Horse Rumors Solved!

Horse Have to be Kept Apart of Trail Rides On any hack, everyone is careful to keep their horses apart. Mostly out of fear in case one spooks and kicks another or in case personalities don’t mix. Surprisingly horses prefer to be tail to nose on hacks. This gives them a sense of security and reassurance out in the big scary forests. It also has to do with their herd instincts and need for closeness. Miniature Ponies are Ponies A few people have made the mistake of spotting a large-dog sized…See More
Mar 20, 2011
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Different Breeds in Racing

When horse racing comes to mind, a herd of running Thoroughbreds vying for first is usually what comes to mind. However, there are different types of races geared towards different breeds that are becoming more popular throughout Canada and the US.StandardbredsStandardbred racing is the second most prolific type of racing in North America. Horses pull small carts known as sulkies that are piloted by a jockey. They race in either a trot or pace. Except in continental Europe where only trotters…See More
Mar 20, 2011
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Is the Grand National too Dangerous?

As long as there has been racing, there’s been someone to ask just how safe it is for both jockeys and horses. This years Grand National claimed the lives of two horses; Ornais at the fourth fence and Dooney’s Gate at the sixth. Both suffered fatal falls during the raced dubbed as “the ultimate test of horse and rider”.



Although there is some speculation as to when the first Grand National was run, most historians believe it was in 1836. The course is 4 miles and 4 feet long, run…

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

The Budweiser Clydes

The Budweiser Clydesdales are what I consider to be one of the greatest marketing ideas ever to trot the face of the earth. Who's going to resist not one, but ten adorable gentle giants? They're internationally recognized from numerous Super Bowl ads and advertising campaigns. So what exactly goes on behind the scenes of a Budweiser horse's life?



Well let’s start with their history. They were first introduced in 1933 to August A. Busch Sr. in celebration of prohibition’s repeal.…

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:00pm

My Favourite Horse Ladies

My dad always said it was his lot in life to be surrounded by beautiful women. He has a wife, two daughters and all of our pets- horses, dogs, hamsters, rabbits- were female. We had a male cat once but I think even he knew there was only room for one man in our household so he eventually up and ran away with the cat next door.



Anyway, my dad always did his best to keep his ladies inspired with different articles on dynamic women who pertained to our interests. For my mom and…

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Posted on April 4, 2011 at 9:30pm

Horses of Sable Island

Sable Island is by no means a great place to live. It’s composed mostly of sand, rocks and salty marsh grass. The surrounding sea is also home to over 350 shipwrecks, recorded since 1583. Still, to five people and a herd of wild horses, this island is home.



Sable Island is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 kilometres south of Nova Scotia. Five people –four from Environment Canada and one researcher- inhabit the island in addition to approximately a little over 300…

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Posted on April 4, 2011 at 9:30pm

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