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Yeehaw! The Wild West era of history was filled with daring feats of horsemanship and the Pony Express was known for this! What on earth am I talking about I hear you ask? Well, the Pony Express was a mail service relay team that ran across a 2,000 mile route (!!!) through cities such as […]

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A highlight of Queenstown, New Zealand’s social calendar, the Glenorchy races are held annually on the first Saturday of January. Locals see it as a true southern Kiwi experience where anyone with a horse can enter! Be warned though, these races are not for the faint-hearted as local stockmen and women are keen to take […]

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In the 1800s, stagecoaches were used in many different ways but one of their most important roles was to keep people connected. People depended on the stagecoach system to keep in touch with friends and family across the country. Not only did they carry people in carriages pulled by teams of six horses, they also […]

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Jamie Hocking is a 21yr old Australian sheep farmer from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, yet there is more to this farmer than meets the eye. Jamie is a competitive vaulter who this year, managed to achieve what no other Australian has done before. In November he flew to Paris where he represented Australia […]

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As one of the only horses to survive the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, where the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army suffered a terrible defeat against the Native Americans, Comanche was the favoured war mount of one of the US army generals. The Battle of Little Bighorn was also known as […]

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The Wilson Sisters are well-known names in the equestrian world, having competed successfully at the highest levels in show jumping for many years. Vicki, Kelly and Amanda have extended their influence in the horse world over to wild horses after advocating and taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawas, American mustangs and the Australian Brumbies. These Kiwi […]

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Name of breed: Holsteiner Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Holsteiner horse breed originated in the Schleswig-Holstein region of northern Germany, with its windswept coastal marshes and rich, wet soil that could dry out and turn concrete-like in a matter of hours. It is thought to be the oldest of warmblood breeds, tracing back to the 13th century […]

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Today we are stepping back through history globetrotters and taking a peek at how horses have evolved over time. The modern horses that we are used to only represent one small branch of the HUGE family tree known as the Equidae. This tree spans over millions of years and all other branches are sadly extinct, […]

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The Tissa Horse Festival in Morocco is held each year in October in honour of a 15th century local saint, Sidi Muhammed ben Lahcen and attracts hundreds of horse breeders and owners who come to show off their beautifully groomed horses. These horses are some of the finest of their breeds and range from Arab-Berbers […]

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Name of breed: Misaki Pony Country of origin: Japan Breed origin: The Misaki is a critically endangered Japanese breed of small horse and is one of the eight native horse breeds in Japan. The Misaki Pony comes from the Miyazaki Province where they still run wild in the Cape Toi meadows and in 1953 they became a Japanese National Natural Treasure. […]

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