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Name of breed: South German Coldblood. Country of origin: Bavaria, Germany. Breed origin: The South German Coldblood is a descendant of Austrian Noriker horses that were introduced to Bavaria, in southern Germany, in the 1800s. The Noriker is a fine draught horse, but breeders in Upper Bavaria wanted to create a different, more agile breed […]

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Nothing speaks of Aussie bush heritage more than Banjo Patterson’s famous poem, ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Musicians have sung it, there’s been a movie made about it, and the town of Corryong, at the base of the Australian Alps, has created an entire festival around it. The sleepy little alpine hamlet swells in April […]

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Zoë Vorenas is a para equestrian dressage rider who is part of the Victorian State Squad and the National High Performance Squad. A horse girl since she was first put on a Shetland at age 3, Zoë tried many different disciplines before falling in love with dressage. In 2014, during her final year of school, […]

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  Name of breed: Coffin Bay Pony Country of origin: Coffin Bay, South Australia. Breed origin: The Coffin Bay Pony’s story begins in 1839, when Captain Hawson transported around 60 Timor ponies from Sumatra to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. He intended to use the ponies for breeding, and in 1847 all of the […]

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Anna King, globetrotter and medical professional, has kindly written an in-depth guide to staying healthy and identifying and treating illnesses and injuries while travelling. She’s covered common complaints and their treatments, first aid, coping with long-distance flights, and a whole lot of handy tips. Keep this info on-hand for your horse riding holiday! Common Medical […]

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Seasoned globetrotter and medical professional Anna King has very generously given us the ultimate guide to staying healthy on your horse riding holiday. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about preparing for your travels, from vaccinations to first aid kits. Supplies Many travel medicine clinics and pharmacies will provide […]

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In 1872, Eadweard Muybridge settled a long-disputed question: at a gallop, does a horse have all four hooves off the ground at once? Many people thought this was impossible, while others believed it was likely – although they imagined the horse would have all four legs extended outwards, rather than tucked underneath, when airborne. The […]

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Alycia Burton is a 29-year-old New Zealander who rose to fame almost by accident when videos of her free jumping – jumping bareback and/or without a bridle – went viral. Together with her beautiful gelding, Gold Rush, she now runs Free Riding New Zealand, giving demonstrations and lessons at home and abroad to help people […]

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Can you believe we haven’t honoured this most ancient and revered breed with a blog post until now?! Me neither! Name of breed: Arabian, or Arab Country of origin: This is a much-disputed point! There are arguments to support the breed’s development in northern Syria, southern Turkey, the Piedmont region in northern Italy, the Fertile […]

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A pair of gloves is a packing essential, Globetrotters, especially if you’re heading on a cold-climate ride – think the County Clare Ride, Exploratory Castle & Estate Ride, Exploratory Hunting Ride,  Icelandic Wilderness Expedition, The Patagonia Trail, Torres Del Paine,  Mongolia, the Glenorchy Back Country Ride, the Big Horn Cattle Drive, etc. Sealskinz Ultra Grip […]

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