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MOVE YOUR DONKEY, COWBOY!

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by Orv Alveshere DONKEY BASKETBALL…INDOORSWatching DONKEY basketball is enjoyable. I’ve always longed to rideKnowing an immovable object like a donkey could injure one’s pride.Having long legs seemed like it could prevent embarrassing falls from a short mount,Mentally scheming that...
Minnesota Crookston Equestrian Earns Reserve High Point Team Accolades Saturday at Wisconsin-River Falls RIVER FALLS, Wis. - The University of Minnesota Crookston western equestrian team garnered Reserve High Point Team accolades during their meet Saturday, December 2 at the University of...
2024 Thoroughbred Makeover Rulebook Now Available -The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that the rulebook for the 2024 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, is now available for review at the organization’s website, TheRRP.org. Revisions...
-By Orv Alveshere -FANNY WAS A Six-TRICK PONY WHO JUST SAID "NEIGH"Many Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cowbabies & bow-legged riders worldwideLearned to walk, while they learned to ride, and started life with a Shetland ride.But, that orn'ry, low-down, sawed-off, glue-factory dodging...
Minnesota Crookston Equestrian Takes High Point Team Honors Sunday  CROOKSTON, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Crookston jumping seat equestrian team earned High Point Team honors Sunday at their home meet at the Charles H. Casey Equine Arena. The Golden Eagles...
By Staci Grattan-Fornshell, Spirit Horse Center A Belgian horse, Sampson, and I met via his loving owner Dawn in March of 2022. Dawn rescued Sampson from a kill buyer in Louisiana and had him shipped to my barn, Spirit Horse...
CROOKSTON, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team is set for a pair of NCEA meets November 3 and 4 in Brookings, S.D. The Golden Eagles will compete against the University of California-Davis in fences and reining Friday, November...
CROOKSTON, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team announced the hiring of Haley Pembroke as head coach. Pembroke had been serving as interim head coach since September 28, 2023.  “We are very excited to announce Haley as head equestrian...

FJORD HORSE AND CART

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-By Orv Alveshere-SENTIMENTAL HORSEPOWER JOURNEYWe climbed into a horse-drawn hayrack. We selected a straw bale seat.With a ‘designated driver’, that outdoor festival was a treat.I joined him for the familiar, nostalgic rear view of his team.He cracked the reins...
The sports season is in full swing at the Morawa hippodrome. The first weekend of August will be the start of another international eventing show - the Strzegom Summer Tour competition, the flagship event in the summer calendar of...
30 July, 2023 -- Millbrook, NY – Overnight leader Sharon White and her 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Claus 63 (Catoo x Tina II) could afford one rail down in the show jumping phase, but they jumped around clear and in...
28 July, 2023 -- Millbrook, NY – The Millbrook Horse Trials, held July 27-30 in Dutchess County, NY wrapped up the first two days of competition today, with the upper levels taking to the dressage phase at Riga Meadow...
Org Walks BLM to Court Over Wild Horse Welfare Issues  (RENO: July 26, 2023) After making numerous attempts to engage the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to address measures to protect wild horses and burros from unnecessary death and suffering,...
The Benefits of Using a Round Pen – Part II - By Charles Wilhelm - Last time we talked about how safe for you and your horse it is to train in a round pen and the different types...
The rivalry for valuable points in the fourth leg of the Nations Cup in equestrian triathlon will be decided this weekend in Morawa, during the 20th jubilee edition of LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.280 horse-and-rider combinations representing 25 countries will compete...
TOO SMALL TO PICK EGGS?Some hens laid their eggs in the horse manger;But to gather the eggs, would pose a danger.I was knee-high to a team of dapple grays;A strong team to pull hayracks and bob sleighs.At 1800 pounds,...
New & Improved RRP Horse Listings Launched The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today the launch of its new and improved Horse Listings, which had been temporarily shelved while the organization updated its website and improved processes in the back...
May 31 , 2023 (Lexington, KY) — What’s in a name? The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC or Pony Club) isn’t actually for ponies. When Pony Club was originally founded in Great Britain in 1929, the term “pony” was...
A round pen can be an excellent tool. It creates a very safe training environment with the round edges, smooth sides and no corners. It should have sides at least six feet high so a horse can get his...
HORSING AROUND IN SCHOOLA lady bought a very gorgeous horseAnd she paid for a ‘finishing school’ courseThen she trailered him many miles awayWhere his training would last through the month of May.There’s a sad story in this ‘cowboy poem’And...
The race for the Nations Cup in eventing is on. The fourth leg takes place in June in Strzegom. The competition for the Nations Cup in the equestrian triathlon will take place in a month at the hippodrome in Morawa...