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This Way of Life: Documentary on a Maori family and their horses

Click on the video link below the article. I found it fascinating.

Hawkes Bay Today

Bay pair's documentary hits big time in Berlin


Added by Katherine on February 16, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Poodles as Horses...and other animals!

Poodle doodles: Dogs are transformed into pandas, horses and even snails in a barking mad grooming craze

They may resemble pandas, buffalos and camels - but these animals are actually poodles, all competing for the title of top dog at 'creative grooming' shows across the U.S.

Something of a canine fancy dress contest, it takes just two hours for owners to transform their pets, which are sheared and coloured to… Continue

Added by Katherine on September 23, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Horses get Hair Extensions - Beautiful or Bizarre??

By Mike Celizic

TODAYShow.com contributor

updated 11:46 a.m. ET, Mon., April 13, 2009

The commercial photographer and a pal were just horsing around one day, playing one of those “What if?” games when the idea hit them: “Hey, wouldn’t it be great, wouldn’t it be really funny to do some shots of horses with big hairstyles, sort of ‘pony pin-up?’ ”

Thus, photographer Julian Wolkenstein told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Monday, was born the idea that gave birth to a…


Added by Katherine on April 14, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Whoops - Don't drink and ride!!

Police on two continents have proven yet again that riding horses while drunk is more likely to leave you standing in the dock than sitting in the saddle.

Police in the city of Cody, Wyoming, arrested a 28-year-old man for being drunk in public.

He was riding his white horse down a city street during a snowstorm and a passing motorist telephoned police because of concerns the rider and horse were a hazard in the conditions.

Police attended and when the…


Added by Katherine on January 31, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Lou the Mule saves woman

McMINNVILLE, Tenn. – Jolene Solomon is beginning the new year with her life, her mule named Lou and little else. The Southern Standard in McMinnville reported Solomon had just finished eating supper on New Year's Day when Lou's braying and acting up got her attention.

Solomon, 63, who lived alone, stepped outside, she saw her house was on fire. She called 911 and as she waited for firefighters, her home and everything in it burned to the ground.

She said her father…


Added by Katherine on January 6, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

How well do you communicate with your horse?

Mark Rashid helps people communicate with their horse. Here are some great ideas that he shared with PBS.

What’s your philosophy?

Basically, I try to help folks get along better with their horses by finding some common ground so they can accomplish what they want to accomplish. I have two main messages — Don’t fight; and be clear. If you can do those two things, it opens the door for pretty much everything else.

The vast majority of horse…


Added by Katherine on October 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ian Millar's First Olympic Medal - A Career High After a Tough Year

(Excerpt from Horse Sport)

Forty years after Canada earned its only Olympic Team show jumping medal, the Canadian team stood on the medal podium today.

Canada’s team captain, Ian Millar, was daring last night in predicting a medal today. After the loss of Mac Cone’s mount, Ole, Canada lost the luxury of a drop score, in a contest where the best three scores count. But, the remaining three team members met the pressure head-on. Jill Henselwood on Special Ed produced the…


Added by Katherine on August 18, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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