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Name of breed: Highland Pony Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: It is difficult to trace this breed back to its origins because when it was first domesticated there were two types, small and light ponies from the Western Isles and the heavier version from the mainland. These two types of the Highland pony have […]

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I wanted to introduce you to a kindred spirit that happened to fall into my lap {thanks to our internship} and is now the missing link to our boutique travel business – Globetrotting. Some of you may have already encountered our lovely Laura via email or phone or FB as she beavers away at all things […]

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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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Name of breed: Paso Fino Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The ancestors of today’s Paso Fino were transported in 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World. He brought with him a mixture of Barbs, Spanish Jennets and beautiful Andalusians from the Spanish provinces of Andalusia and Cordela and settled them at […]

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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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