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The Annual Round Up of Spain's Marsh Mares

October 2017

Image source: www.abc-sevilla.es The Doñana National Park in Huelva province in southern Spain is one of Europe’s most important wetland areas. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994, it is a haven for fauna, such as the Imperial Eagle and the Pardel Lynx. 

Small Horses, Big Dreams

October 2017

Six thirty in the morning. The sun is rising over the Greek village of Magazia; the Aegean Sea laps at the shore beside whitewashed buildings. Hooves pound the sand as a bay horse streaks past with a rider on board. 

Horsing Around the World: Iceland

July 2017

Two days before Christmas last year, my husband surprised me by asking whether I wanted to go on a trip to Lapland to see the Northern Lights. Of course, I responded with “sure!”.  The next couple of weeks were spent trying to work out the best time to view the Aurora Borealis that fitted with work commitments and where we wanted to go. Although not in Lapland, Iceland was considered a must and my non-horsey husband soon realised this meant we had to see Icelandic horses!

The Moyle Horse of Idaho

March 2017

I started on the quest to find out about horses possessing ‘horns’; more accurately, frontal skull bosses (small bony bumps covered by skin and hair that occur on the forehead) after reading the following sentence in a 2007 article by Beverly Davis11:  “Bucephalus means ‘ox-head’ and it is possible the name might come from the calcium ‘horns’ that are found on the foreheads of horses descended from the Persian.” My research led me to the Moyle horse, a rare breed which was known to regularly exhibit these frontal skull bosses... 

The Moyle Horse of Idaho

March 2017

I started on the quest to find out about horses possessing ‘horns’; more accurately, frontal skull bosses (small bony bumps covered by skin and hair that occur on the forehead) after reading the following sentence in a 2007 article by Beverly Davis11:  “Bucephalus means ‘ox-head’ and it is possible the name might come from the calcium ‘horns’ that are found on the foreheads of horses descended from the Persian.” My research led me to the Moyle horse, a rare breed which was known to regularly exhibit these frontal skull bosses... 

Fresh Starts in Focus

February 2017

After a two-year absence, Equitana returned to Melbourne over four days in November last year. A celebration of all things equine, Equitana always has a great program of educational and competitive events but, in 2016, it wasn’t just the Grand Prix level competitions drawing the crowds. Every day was jam-packed with education, competition and showcases that focused on two groups of horses in particular: Australian brumbies and ex-racehorses.  Off the track and into the spotlight 

The Beauty of the Free

February 2017

There are few moments in a person’s life that presents an opportunity to truly dream big. This was my invitation.  Rather, I was catapulted on this journey after a dear friend of mine asked, “If you could do anything, what would you do?” My dream was to produce a documentary about the wild horses of Sable Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.  I promised myself if Parks Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard granted me permission to visit the remote island, I’d find a way to get myself there. When that acceptance email came, I was both excited and terrified. 

The Thoroughbred: Part 2

October 2016

One of the world’s most commonly recognised breeds, the Thoroughbred is a breathtaking example of speed and versatility, endurance and agility. Bred primarily for racing, the breed boasts a rich history that has been widely documented, and we are lucky enough to know much about this exceptional animal, its foundations and the journey undertaken to arrive at the horse we know today. This month, Harriet Leahy shares Part Two of her new two-part series on one of the world’s favourite horse breeds. Studbook and racing

The Thoroughbred: Part 1

August 2016

One of the world’s most commonly recognised breeds, the Thoroughbred is a breathtaking example of speed and versatility, endurance and agility. Bred primarily for racing, the breed boasts a rich history that has been widely documented, and we are lucky enough to know much about this exceptional animal, its foundations and the journey undertaken to arrive at the horse we know today. This month, Harriet Leahy shares Part One of her new two-part series on one of the world’s favourite horse breeds. History

Horsing Around the World: New Forest, United Kingdom

August 2016

There’s nothing like the practical experience of travelling, visiting and talking with horsemen and women in different countries to learn how they work with horses and their land.  This month, Jane Myers talks about her visit to the New Forest in the South of England, where livestock, including ponies, roam freely.  New Forest is a fascinating area in Hampshire in the United Kingdom. Ponies, donkeys, cattle, deer, sheep and, at certain times of year, even pigs roam free on ‘common land’. 

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