Paula Stevens's Blog – November 2014 Archive (5)

Horses give us the wings we need to fly..... so let's soar!

Free. That's how I feel everytime I ride 'my'  horse indoors and outdoors. Empowered. I think we all feel Empowered when we sit upon the back of a nine-hundred pound animal and ride. How could we not feel this way? Great kings, emperors, leaders and generals and even traitors rode today's horse.

 Alexander the Great had Bucephalus. Genghis Khan was believed to have a stunning Akhal-teke. George Washington rode Nelson,  a horse who carried him through Valley Forge and Yorktown.…


Added by Paula Stevens on November 30, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Horses Equal Happiness Which Equals Health

It has been said that people who are happy have lower blood pressure, less stress and live longer. Those who are always miserable and grumpy have higher blood pressure, more stress and don't…

Added by Paula Stevens on November 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Influential Female Riders Today

Stacy Westfall. Beezie Madden. Debbie McDonald. These are just three out of many great riders out there.  Stacy Westfall is best known for her natural horsemanship, riding bareback and bridle less every time. She's competed in many competitions, appeared at the Quarter Horse Congress for guest performances. She is best remembered for her farewell routine on Wizards…


Added by Paula Stevens on November 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dead jockey Sign for New Life?

Frank Hayes, born 1883 died 1923 due to a heart attack he had on June fourth.  He rode a lovely mare named Sweet Kiss(later renamed)  in a race in Belmont Park in New York. Sweet Kiss's owners didn't expect her to win any races in her lifetime, but Frank convinced them to let him try her out.  Not only did the name win, but Frank set history.  Half way through the…


Added by Paula Stevens on November 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Azteca: A Great Breed of Horse

It all started with Mexican farmers,looking for a horse able to do farm work,bullfighting and look nice. So they bred their Andalusion Stallions to Quarter Horse and Criollo…


Added by Paula Stevens on November 18, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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