All Blog Posts Tagged 'pony' (39)

Riding Just To Ride

A couple of weeks ago I was faced with a particularly irritating scenario; the clients who had booked for the final lesson of the day didn't show...  Not a word of explanation... Nothing!

I am sure you have had similar experiences, whether you work with horses or not, and can relate to how I was feeling at that point; tired, frustrated and annoyed!  After ten minutes of 'busying' myself around the yard and admonishing myself for thinking the worst in people (it is possible they…


Added by Lorna Leeson on April 8, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Hackney Pony

Are you lucky enough to have a Hackney Pony in your barn? This flashy, high-stepping pony has an intriguing history and makes a popular horse show competitor.


The Hackney originated from Norfolk, England. Norfolk…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Rescue Training Journal, Told from Two Viewpoints.

If there is an annual pony day, it should be Christmas. The reason is obvious, but if you didn’t get your wish, read this:

I’m a Dressage Queen with an unlikely soft spot for vertically-challenged horses. Too often they get small patience from humans who treat them with low regard. Or at the very least, these condensed equines are under-estimated–they are smart, tough, and very athletic. In the last few years that I’ve…


Added by Anna Blake on December 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Fell Pony

The Fell Pony has a rich and unique history dating all the way back to 15,000 B.C. This pony still makes a popular mount today.


The Fell Pony’s distant origins begin with wild European ponies found in northern England as early as 15,000 B.C. These early ponies were strong, had a gentle nature, and were hardy enough to…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Welsh Pony and Cob

The Welsh Pony and Cob are actually closely related Welsh breeds. Welsh breeds are divided into four different types, including the Welsh Mountain Pony, the Welsh Pony, the Welsh Pony of Cob Type, and the Welsh Cob. These similar breeds all share the same heritage, while their modern uses and characteristics have distinguished them into separate…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gifts for the Horse Lover in Your Life: Level 1

Stumped on that perfect gift for the horse lover in your life? Well then you’ll want to keep an eye out for our upcoming blog posts, because we have three posts dedicated to great gift-giving ideas for riders. We’ve even sorted the gifts by cost, so you can get great ideas no matter what your budget. Today’s post features stocking stuffer ideas that you…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Chincoteague Pony

Are you a sucker for pintos? How about round, fluffy ponies? The Chincoteague Pony combines both of those characteristics into an eye-catching pony with a rich and unusual history. Chincoteague Ponies, which actually live on Assateague Island off of the coast of Virginia, have been popularized by the…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on November 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Playing the Lame Game...

They say that problems come in 3’s…

If so, then the sudden rash of  ‘lameness’ that’s been catching here on the farm of late should be over soon…

Handsome; but with a somewhat limited pain threshold!

Handsome; but with a somewhat limited pain…


Added by Lorna Leeson on October 22, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Benefits of Keeping a Horse Riding Journal

You have just finished cooling down from what, in your mind, was the best lesson you have had in months…

As you are tending to your horse, that afterglow feeling is radiating from you; the feeling of achievement and success.
 However, you notice that while you can look back over your lesson and remember details now; come two or three days time, when you are trying to replicate that feeling, you just cannot seem to repeat what you actually done to achieve it in the…

Added by Lorna Leeson on October 22, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

POA Parade!

One of our regular readers sent us a photo of her project POA in the hopes that we would use it for a conformation clinic.  We happily agreed and immediately started searching for comparable ponies to use in our post. 


Holy hell, was it ever depressing!



This is Natchez.  He’s…


Added by Snarky Rider on September 10, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Lessons learned...

Isn't it crazy the lessons you can learn from horses? Just the other day I learned a really important one!


I have always wanted to show my horse. I thought this summer would be great to start. Everything seemed to work out quite lovely. I found a trailer to rent just down the road, I practiced with Comet every day and I picked out all the shows months in advance.


I spent a whole day with my friend (who would be my barn show hand) preparing for the show.…


Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 30, 2011 at 3:33pm — 6 Comments

Lessons learned...

Everyone has a journey. You grow up, your parents do absolutely everything they can do to relish your talents and help you find something you love with all of your heart. Everyone has a passion. One thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning. One thing that makes you want to keep moving forward, even when the end of the tunnel is pitch black. That one thing will be on your mind for your entire life. No matter what life throws at you, you will always have that one special thing…


Added by Hartley Hutchinson on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Equine Intelligence

So, for the first time ever, I have no crazy story to tell. But this time, it's about my observations.


People say animals can't "reason" or that they aren't "intelligent". I have to say I dissagree, specially when it comes to horses.


The lesson pony I currently ride, is a prick. He likes to desrupt your plans, which makes him a great pony as you need to be a step ahead of him at all times. So if your coming close to a jump, I actully see him turning his ears,…


Added by Emily Walsh on June 1, 2011 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

Handy List of Weeds & Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses

Weeds & Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses

By: Nicole Salo

- A list of weeds and plants that are commonly found throughout Canada and the United States that are poisonous to horses and ponies. For further info and/or a list of poisonous weeds and plants that can be harmful to livestock in your area, please contact your local Ministry of Agriculture department, they can help you with any concerns and even safe ways to dispose of toxic weeds and…


Added by Barbara F. on April 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A Pony's Wish for Christmas


The name "Shakespeare" is synonymous with great literature. The Shakespeare of old is legendary. The Shakespeare quoted here is a legend in his own mind!…


Added by Bear on December 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Who is going trail riding tomorrow?

The weather is pretty good. I am going to pony Stewie off of Joya today. Let's see how that works out, but first she must give little Leany a lesson. She absolutely loves her.

So who is going out tomorrow? I am planing to go sometime late morning early afternoon.

Added by Inka Spatafora on November 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ju-Fa-Ya stud ponies.


Added by ismaelill (maila) samuels on October 5, 2010 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Discover how to win the blue

Quick story, well perhaps two short horse stories.

A mom thought that her youngest daughter was too optimistic, so she took the young girl to a therapist to get some help. The therapist agreed, so they decided in order to get her to look a little bit more dimly upon life, they brought her to room fulled of horse manure: Piled high.

The young girl's face instantly was covered with absolute shock. She clambered to the top, dropped to her knees and… Continue

Added by Roberta Edstrom on September 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments


No, it's not about the pop group from the 90's!!

It's about the wettest start to the Royal Adelaide Show in a hundred years.

They say there were a thousand lightning strikes in the metro area, all I know is the thunder was so close it caused a traffic accedent in my pants!!

7.30am Friday, all 4 horses and the two ponys loaded well and we were out the gate on time on our way to the Show in good spirits. Tony Hall, Kate, Nick and Briony and myself looking forward to a…


Added by Geoffrey Pannell on September 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments




Dublin show at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge is the centrepiece and driving force for many in the Irish Equestrian community. It is so dominant in our culture that people just talk about it as ‘the horse show’, despite the fact that there are…


Added by William Micklem on August 8, 2010 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

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