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Like all violence and wars, the American Civil War was a horrific time for both man and horse. General Robert E. Lee was a major figure in the war and one of the most memorable horses that he rode on was a grey American Saddlebred called “Traveller”. FUN FACT! Even though “Traveller” was an American-bred […]

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The Uffington White Horse is a HUGE stylised prehistoric horse trenched into the English countryside and filled with white chalk. How big you ask? The horse has been measured to be over 110 METRES long! You can find this gigantic horse while strolling past White Horse hill, which is eight kilometres from the local village […]

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Name of breed: Hanoverian Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The King of England, George II established the dashing Hanoverian breed in 1735 in Celle, Lower Saxony. The aim of creating such a breed was to provide stud horses for local farmers and their mares to breed with for more stock. What is interesting about […]

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This is a must-see show for all equine enthusiasts Cavalia is your one-stop-shop equestrian theatrical show that will blow your mind! I have been lucky enough to witness the horsemanship in the show myself and my jaw just dropped at the first act. But how did this amazing idea first come to light? The Cavalia […]

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Name of breed: Appaloosa Country of origin: North America Breed origin: There have been several theories as to where the Appaloosa originated from as many thought that the Spanish Conquistadors brought the horse to the Americas in the late 15th or early 16th centuries. However, one theory suggests that they had already been there. The […]

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Name of breed: Westphalian Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Westphalian horse breed was bred at Warendorf Stud in 1826 and their mission was to produce a useful riding horse for all disciplines. Even though this breed is very similar to the Hanoverian, they have differences in their structure and temperament. The horses from […]

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When it comes to inspirational young women taking control of their destinies and setting out to achieve their dreams, I think Clemmie Wotherspoon takes the title. Just last week, Clemmie set out to ride the length of the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) from Healesville in Victoria right up to Cooktown in Queensland, a total of […]

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Name of breed: American Saddlebred Country of origin: Kentucky, America Breed origin: Initially known as the Kentucky Saddler, the American Saddlebred’s primary ancestry breed was the Narragansett Pacer from Rhode Island and was used as the traditional mount for the plantation owners who worked and owned the land. In the 19th Century, breeders crossed this […]

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Bonjour Madame and Monsieur and welcome to the Route du Poisson (say that in your best French accent)! Also known as Fish Road, this 300-kilometre horse race through the French countryside is a popular carriage event that occurs every two years along the road of Mareyeuses de Boulogne to Compiègne. It is not a trek […]

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