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I would like to introduce you to Brenda Morgan, an experienced globetrotter who has joined us on a number of rides in Australia, including The Tassie Tiger Trail and the Howqua River Ride. We caught up with Brenda recently to find out more about her life and the role horses play in it. This is […]

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Velka Pardubicka is a famous cross-country steeplechase that has run in the town of Pardubice, Czech Republic since 1874. It takes place every year on the second Sunday in October. This steeplechase is a 6.9 kilometre marathon with 31 obstacles, and it’s a 9-10 minute sprint to the finish. The town of Pardubice, Czech Republic […]

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Name of breed: Trakehner Country of origin: Prussia Breed origin: The Trakehner breed was originally developed at the East Prussian state stud farm in the twon of Trakehnen, from which the breed takes its name. The state stud was established in 1731, and between 1817 and 1837, Arabian, Thoroughbred and Turkoman horses were crossed with […]

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For anyone looking in on Tony Stromberg’s life from the outside, it would have seemed he had it all – a fantastic job as a high-end advertising photographer in San Francisco and enough money to live comfortably. But something was missing, and Tony found himself disenchanted and burned out. He began ‘searching’ for his lost […]

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Every year, hundreds of recently retired racehorses from across North America make their way to the horse capital of the US, Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. They are there to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. Each horse has a trainer who has invested up to ten months preparing them […]

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Name of breed: Shire Horse Country of origin: England Breed origin: The Shire horse is a breed of draught horse that originated in England in the 17th century. During the 16th century, Dutch engineers brought Friesian horses with them when they came to England, and these horses probably had the most significant influence on what […]

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Name of breed: Nokota Horse Country of origin: United States of America Breed origin: The Nokota horse is a semi-feral breed located in an area in southwestern North Dakota known as the ‘badlands’. The breed developed in the 19th century from foundation bloodstock consisting of ranch-bred horses produced from the horses of local Native Americans, […]

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Saratoga WarHorse is a non-profit organisation in New York state, which helps military veterans heal from the devastating emotional effects of Post Traumatic Stress. The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal, nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves, and this is essentially the first step in their […]

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Ok globetrotters, I have to make a confession. You are no doubt aware of my opinion of jodphurs (if you aren’t familiar with it, click here and you will soon understand), and my refusal to ride in anything except my bombachas. Well, a friend of mine suggested I try Kerrits, and I have to be honest, […]

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Name of breed: Barb Horse Country of origin: North Africa Breed origin: The Barb horse (also known as Berber) is a northern African breed known for its great hardiness and stamina. The exact origins of this breed are unclear, although some believe the breed originated in northern Africa during the 8th century. There is also […]

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