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Whiskey was a chestnut gelding who was quite unremarkable to look at, but possessed truly remarkable intelligence and a great talent for jumping. He became the adored mascot of the U.S. Army station at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. When he arrived at Fort Snelling as a ten-year-old in 1921, he was rebellious and wild. Those who […]

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In August this year, Sally Boardman traversed the steppes, valleys and mountains of Mongolia from the back of a tough little Mongol horse. If you want to learn more about this ride and the incredible kinds of people who are drawn to it, read on! What is your day job? I am an agricultural scientist. […]

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Name of breed: Peruvian Paso Country of origin: Peru Breed origin: The Peruvian Paso is a light saddle horse known for its natural four-beat, lateral gait, the paso llano. Peruvian Paso foals can be seen gaiting alongside their dams within a few hours of birth. The breed has been protected by the Peruvian government since 1992 and […]

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Emma Heath recently travelled to Kenya to experience the Maasai Mara ride for herself, and she could never have imagined the world she discovered there! This truly is the ultimate horse riding safari, and in our opinion (and Emma’s!) the best possible way to experience the Maasai Mara. Read on to hear about Emma’s horse […]

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Name of breed: Mongol, or Mongolian horse Country of origin: Mongolia Breed origin: The origins of the Mongol horse are hard to determine. Of all horse breeds, Mongol horses have the largest genetic variety, indicating that the breed is very archaic with little human-induced selection. Some believe that Mongol horses were the first true breed […]

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Rudi Stolz is the guiding force behind our rides in Catalonia, Spain. He loves nothing more than to proudly show off the stunning Catalonian landscapes he loves from the back of one of his gorgeous steeds. Read on to find out all about what makes this Globetrotting guide tick. How long have you been running your […]

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Man o’ War is widely considered one of the best racehorses in history. He won 20 races out of 21 starts, his winnings equating to $3,047,000 USD in today’s economy. He set three world records, two American records and three track records in his two-year racing career. His stride, measured at 28 feet, is believed […]

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Name of breed: Kladruber, or Oldkladruby Country of origin: Czech Republic Breed origin: The Kladruber is not only the oldest Czech horse breed, but also considered one of the oldest breeds in the world. The Kladruber’s history dates back to 1579, when the Habsburg emperor Rudolf II founded the Narodni hrebcin, or national stud, in […]

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If you’re a horse person living in Australia and haven’t yet tuned in to Jump Off, I have two words for you: WATCH IT!! Jump Off is a new reality series being broadcast on Seven Network and Racing.com. As the series progresses, we watch as five teams of trainers, riders and off-the-track Thoroughbreds compete to […]

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Tony the Wonder Horse was a equine movie star of epic proportions. Silent film actor Tom Mix purchased the horse for $600 after his mainstay horse, Old Blue, died, and Tony had his screen debut in the 1917 film, ‘The Heart of Texas Ryan’. Tony took to the screen well with his bold blaze and white socks, […]

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