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We all know it and we all dread it. Chafing. That red raw pain from a day in an unfamiliar saddle or even under your arms from sweat (believe me that is not fun). Now I know what you may be thinking… “I have never had chafing” and I can safely say it is better […]

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Packing for a horse riding holiday can be stressful enough (although we try to make it as easy as possible for you – check out our ultimate packing list HERE), let alone having to try and figure out what sort of bag you should pack into. There’s nothing worse than trying to lug a heavy […]

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The Dalecarlian horse is a traditionally carved wooden horse from the Swedish province of Dalarna. These cute little horses have become not only a symbol of the area they were originally made in but of Sweden itself. Although there are several different styles and colours that are painted onto these horses, there is one that […]

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Name of breed: Namib Desert Horse or Namib Wild Horse Country of origin: Namibia, Africa Breed origin: The origin of the Namib Desert Horse is unclear although there are several theories on how they came to be; a genetics test was performed but it did not verify the origins. The most plausible theory is that […]

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The Australian Light Horse Brigade was a group of mounted troops who served in the Second Boer War and World War One. The mounted men had both cavalry and infantry characteristics on how they worked and by the outbreak of WWI, there were 23 light horse regiments in the military (that’s 9,000 men and horses!). […]

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Name of breed: Freiberger or Franches-Montagnes Country of origin: Switzerland Breed origin: The Freiberger breed originates from the hillside Jura region of western Switzerland that lies on the French border. Whilst it was first bred as a mountain horse on the small farms in the region, it has since been moved to the Swiss National […]

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Undefeated for all of her 25 starts…say WHAT? That’s right, the Australian bred Thoroughbred superstar of a mare ‘Black Caviar’ had 25 starts throughout her racing career and remained undefeated the entire time. Is there any other racehorse who can claim that statistic? If you know of one, please do share! ‘Black Caviar’ was trained […]

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Name of breed: Marismeño Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Marismeño is an endangered native horse from the marshlands of the Guadalquivir River, which flows mostly in the southwestern area of Spain in Andalusia. They originated from the primitive horse that used to live in the wetlands and was first crossed with horse breeds from […]

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The Mongol Derby is a 1,000 kilometre race across Mongolia’s Steppe and is known for its gruelling days of hard riding to meet each checkpoint. This year, four Australian polo players are taking on the trek in the name of MS research and for an influential man in their lives. The polo players are none […]

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Time to meet an amazing horse named Ammo who was a true star of the Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. To ride into an arena with thousands and thousands of people roaring and rear TWICE while whips cracked to signal the start of the games is truly a feat of horsemanship […]

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