Category Archives: Missed it?

Insanely beautiful barns that will have you dreaming

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  Most riders dream of one day owning a barn. Even a small barn will a suffice. We just want to live on the same property and care for our equine partners. But why just dream of owning an average barn? These insanely beautiful barns will have you dreaming big and buying lottery tickets on the weekly… Which one is your favourite? What would your dream barn look like?   Taking full advantage of the last days of summer riding. This custom home includes multiple stables and a full scale equestrian center. #stablelife #horselove #reclaimedwood A post shared by Faure…

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An improbable prospect becomes a dream horse – Boris

Tracy J Stembridge & Boris

  Eventing Connect writer, Christa Dillon shared her story about an improbable horse that became her dream horse. This has inspired some of our readers to share their stories about their dream horses that were originally improbable prospects.  Email us to share your story about an improbable prospect turned dream horse. Tracy J Stembridge, shares her story about a polo pony she found six years ago who has turned into an FEI show jumper… My story began 6 years ago in Dubai. I was working as yard manager for a riding school/livery yard. The previous manager owned two horses and was subsidizing…

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Last Week TODAY

Photo via @justinedutton on Instagram.

  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   Well at least I may find a second career in diving. Dramatic shot but we both walked (limped for me) away. Thanks to everyone that fished me out of the water and sorry to the medics for being such an uncooperative patient. #rhht2017 A post shared by justinedutton (@justinedutton) on Mar 12, 2017 at 6:41am PDT     Great few days at Tweseldown with Zara winning the ON and all the others…

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The #1 pet peeve of horse sellers – Don’t be ‘that’ person

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  When you have a horse for sale, inevitably you have to deal with tire-kickers, my-little-pony kids, and Nigerian scammers. The scammers are pretty easy to recognize and mark as spam. The tire-kickers and kids can be time wasters, but if they are polite and honest, I patiently respond with details, photos, and video. You never know who they know, so as a seller, you should always reply politely and promptly. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when clueless queries flood your inbox. My #1 pet peeve is buyers who are too lazy to read the ad thoroughly (I find…

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14 very obvious horse facts that will make you strangely happy

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  Horses are the best creatures on the planet. If you are a horse owner or enthusiast you will know this. The joy that horses can bring people is unparalleled. Equestrians are willing to spend every dime they make on this sport because there is nothing that could bring more happiness. If you ever have any doubts about why you invest so much of your life into horses, just remember these 14 obvious facts: Dinosaur kisses #cwd #cwdDinosaur #horseNose #pasorobles #horseshow #californialand #happy #ilikehorses #2GsHorse #cuddlemuffins A post shared by ocoolahan (@ocoolahan) on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:42pm PST  …

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When an improbable prospect becomes your dream horse…

Christa and Sunshine.

  I have often heard it said that we don’t find horses, but rather they find us. Occasionally a horse will fall into your hands, and you will instinctively know that this one is different. This one is a game changer. This one was meant for you. And so it is that I own Sunshine. In 2014, a good friend of mine told me that she had mare for sale that she had bred. Described as a plain but nice sort, the horse seemed to loose jump reasonably well on video and so I went to see her. She was…

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Five things that horses desperately need to learn from cats

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  1. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.  Have you ever seen a cat covered in mud?  Me neither.  Cats spend 40% of their waking lives bathing themselves.  Who knew spit and paws could keep a coat looking so shiny?  Tell that to my horse next time he uses his poop pile for a pillow.     2. Patience is key. How does a cat get what he wants?  He waits.  Whether it’s stalking a mouse or ambushing an unsuspecting human foot, the cat knows that patience is rewarded.  Horses, on the other hand, are not known for their patience.  If food…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Things your dog really thinks about your horse

"You can't catch me!!! You can't catch me!"

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  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 - Things your dog really thinks about your horse 10. What kind of stupid animal does not even know its name? 9. It’s allowed to shit in the barn, but when I do it, I get scolded… 8. Why does it get treats without having to…

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Who is the ‘five-star’ Intermediate jumper at the Rocking Horse? You decide…vote now.

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  VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.   Over the weekend, numerous top duos were contesting at the Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials in Altoona, Florida. There were 54 pairs competing across three Intermediate divisions. On Saturday afternoon, while I was walking my course I spent some time watching the stellar riding and snapping some pictures of the Intermediate cross-country. The water complex featured a massive drop into water, followed by a roll top in the water on a bending line and a brush jump out. Check out the photos of riders over the roll top and decide which duo you think…

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Pony shopping the ups and downs – from Bit of Britain

(where it all started: 9 year-old me and Sassy aka The Red Rocket)

  We are excited to bring you updates throughout the year from Bit of Britain’s 2017 Top Riders. Today, the Bronze Sponsorship winner, Alexa Bresnahan shares the struggles that riders will encounter on their hunt for the perfect mount and advice on how to eventually find ‘the one’. Be sure to share this with anyone you know who is currently horse shopping… Pony shopping the ups and downs by Alexa Bresnahan Like so many riders, I have dreamed about shopping for my first horse since I was 8 or 9. Now, it wasn’t quite the fairytale I was hoping for, but despite…

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