December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas Eve! Let's Go For A Sleigh Ride!

  An absolutely stunning grey;




  A double set of sleighs...



  A gorgeous Clydesdale on a Christmas day...



 A Budweiser Christmas Greeting ...

December 22, 2011

Synchronicity

  I am feeling really inspired lately by the magic in training and bonding with horses.  This is another example of some breath taking training.  From Emmassingale.  She also has a website.  P.S. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING.

December 13, 2011

Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich Gold Medal Ride at the 1984 Olympics

  The Gold Medal ride in Dressage at the 1984 Olympics. Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich.



 And of course, the victory lap:



From  equimusic's YouTube Channel.  Lot's of dressage goodies there :)

December 11, 2011

Extreme Cuteness Alert - Showjumping Shetlands!

 
  Cutest thing I have seen in awhile!  Look at these great little riders on their Shetlands showing off around this show jumping course. From the YouTube Channel of FastLittleFilly.

Live Your Dream.

  Because we all have a dream.



From raythegoth's YouTube channel.

December 6, 2011

December 4, 2011

Some Edward Gal You Gotta See! (Dressage to Violen)

  I have never seen anything like this, and I like it.  Such a unique way to experience the horse through music, and dressage.  The audience seem well into it.  From burghof11's YouTube Channel.

December 3, 2011

Amazing Derby Action from Hamburg Derby 2011

 
Alright, THIS is my kind of showjumping!  These courses are not only HUGE, technical, and SCARY AS HELL, they are long and include lots of different terrain.  This is the type of horse you want to ride into war on.  Anyone who completed the course is a horse God in my book, even if they only got through because they damn crazy.  I love the derby!  Check out these great rides :)






December 1, 2011

The Lit Quadrille at The Royal Winter Fair

The making of the Lit Quadrille by HorseJunkiesUnited (tonnes of goodies on their channel).



The Quadrille ...this is absolutely mesmorizing!  Enojy :)

November 26, 2011

Fast Speed Racking Icelandic Ponies for your Saturday Night

   Wow!  Look at the Icelandic ponies fly!  I really love that super pace at the end.  P.S, I do not condone carrying a baby on the front of the saddle! From speedrackers`YouTube Channel.

November 25, 2011

Friday Funday!

 
 TGIF!  Break out the balls and get it on with your horses!  Wait...did that come out wrong?  What I mean is what funfunfunfunfunfive did with theirs!!  Check out this cutie...

November 22, 2011

Unforgettable Rugged Lark

  One of the first bridleless performance horses I ever saw.  Rugged Lark was a stunning AQHA Stallion that was a legend in his day.  WomenLUVHorses shares their experience with this special guy.

November 18, 2011

I Love Zebras

  If you know me, you know I LOVE Zebras, and all things zebra print.  Maybe some day, I will have a zebra for my own.  Check out 4hoovesnstripes Zebra, Zach!

November 16, 2011

Wednesday War Emblem

 Kentucky Derby 2002 winner War Emblem, out of Our Emblem (same sire as my horse :).  Courtesy of kentuckyderby's You Tube channel.

November 15, 2011

Horse Ski Joring!

  Something I am still dying to try, the sport of ski joring.  Still relatively new and non existant in most areas,  from horsepaintings YouTube Channel.

November 14, 2011

November 10, 2011

Some Natural Horsemanship for Your Thursday

   I personally don't get the Parelli thing, I think it is a marketing ploy for the long existed natural horsemanship, training horses through understanding and without force.  If some Parelli users get this through their method, then more power to them.  Here are a few examples of some great training and horse and rider bonds, from ParelliTube's YouTube Channel.






and how not to do the above...

November 8, 2011

The Craziest Lassoing I Have Ever Seen!

  My own footage from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair of Jerry Diaz and his mexican horse show.

November 7, 2011

Tribute to the Little Stallion That Could - RIP Hickstead

  My heart has been broken by the loss of the most incredible showjumper to ever live.  Eric has long been my idol, for many reasons, and Hickstead captured my heart many years ago.  He will forever live on as the greatest little horse to ever enter the showjumping ring.  RIP Hickstead.








November 4, 2011

BUCKle Up Friday!

Hold on tight...the weekend is just around the corner!











 TGIF!!!

November 3, 2011

The Ebony Horse Club of London

  A short video from TheRoyalChannel about Ebony Horse Club in London, which the Duchess of Cornwall helps promote as president of the club.  The club offers horse experience and riding to disadvantaged children and teenagers.


November 2, 2011

George Morris Does Dressage

  I saw this on Eventing Nation and had to share, the man who demands mastery in the hunter ring rides Catherine Haddad-Stallers Grand Prix mount.  Found on DanishHorses's YouTube Channel.  Lots of good European dressage videos there!

November 1, 2011

When I Say Jump...You Say How High?

  Nick Skelton won the puissance class at the Washington International Horse Show this year.  Just how high will your horse jump for you?  True picture of balance, trust, and talent. From the YouTube Channel of
2crazyeventers.


October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!!

  Happy Hallowee'en everyone.  Dress your horses up and have a grand ol time' just like GumGumKetchup did!



October 28, 2011

Horsey Halloween Costume Ideas!

  Can't think of anything to dress up your horse as on Hallowe'en?  Check out this video on rainnovice93's YouTube Channel. 

October 27, 2011

The Connection

 
  How connected are you to your horse?  Check out this video by sophianinam showcasing the connection between horse and rider.

October 26, 2011

2009 Kentucky Cup Combined Driving

  I admire those who are brave enough to ride in a carriage.  I have always had the worst luck when it comes to driving horses so I tend to stay away from it.  You can't help but be blown away by the team work of these guys though.  Found on EquestrianUSEF's YouTube Channel.  Lots of goodies there.

October 24, 2011

Horse Diving Board

  Who needs a pool with a diving board, when you have an Appy and a pond!  Found on Bluezfool's YouTube Channel.

Do You Wanna Ride Your Horse

  Possibly the best horse related music video out there?  From Esserg's YouTube Channel.

October 23, 2011

Jessica Phoenix Wins Individual Gold at the Pan Am Games

  Canada's Jessica Phoenix took home the individual Gold in Eventing at the Pan Am Games.  Here is Jessie's clinching Gold Medal round on Pavarotti, courtesy of eventingnation's YouTube Channel.




 And her final interview as Gold Medallist;  What an inspiration she is!

October 22, 2011

More Goodies From the Pan American Games

  Gotta hand it to Eventing Nation for supplying all the great footage of the Canadian Eventers down at the Pan American Games.  Jessica Phoenix maintains her first place position overnight, and Team Canada is currently sitting in second.  Here is some footage of the Canadian cross country, and interviews with Jessie and James.  All found on Eventing Nations You Tube Channel.






October 21, 2011

Canadian Eventers at the Pan Ams - Dressage

 
  Jessica Phoenix leads the pack in the eventing at the Pan American Games.  Check out her ride on Pavarotti, in the dressage phase, courtesy of Eventing Nation.  Cross country commences tomorrow.  Go Canada! Go Jess!


The Diving Horse Legend

  If you have never seen the movie Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, then go see it NOW.  It's on NetFlix I believe...anyways the point of this post is to share a video I found on footagefile's YouTube channel.  I have always been facsinated with diving horses.  This clip showcases the orginal Senora from the movie with her horse "Red Lips".  Personally, I LOVE this, I wish I could be a diving girl to this day, however there is still controversy over the show. What do you think?  Are the horses willing divers? Or are they being forced to jump with fear?


October 20, 2011

When You Have That Late Night Craving....and No Gas in The Car

 
Not much to say here other than...we could be seeing more of this in the future. From palufish 's YouTube Channel.

Friends

 
  A cute little video of horse buddies set to the theme from "Friends".  I love the Appy, and that mini can really move!  Found on fiestajane 's YouTube Channel.

October 19, 2011

Some Inspiration on This Cold Rainy Hump Day

  I can only dream of having this talent.  Though -I will say my old pony could do a walk only dressage test bridleless but that was as far as I got.  You can't deny this is impressive...and my favorite has to be the BIG HUG she gives her mount at the end.  I give this a standing ovation!  Brought to you by Dustyfx4 's YouTube Channel.

How to Fat Score Your Horse

  As the title says...do you know if your horse is considered "obese"?  It's easy to tell when a horse is underweight, but extra weight can also be detrimental to your horses health.  Check out this video that has some great guidelines to see if your horse is in need of a few less flakes of hay...found on Horsecharity 's YouTube Channel.

October 18, 2011

The Horses at Occupy Wall Street Protest

  However you feel on the matter, I thought this was an interesting video showing the police horses being used at the occupy Wall Street in NYC.  We owe our lives to horses in many ways, may they remain safe in the turmoil which is happening every day.


Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim

  I'm sure most pony lovers have grown up reading the famous "Misty of Chincoteauge", I know I did.  I on the other hand, have been one of the few lucky enough to travel to Chincoteague island and witness this for myself.  Having a horse crazy mother was a bonus for these types of things.  Not only is it something amazing to witness, but Chincoteague and Assateague islands are some of the most beautiful places on earth.  Chincoteague is a town that has held onto its charm, almost like taking a walk back in time there.  I found this video on Wild Pony Tales YouTube Channel

October 17, 2011

Lamazing

  This will be one of the many videos I will feature on Eric Lamaze.  If you are like me, you have been an Eric lamaze fan supreme from the beginning.  Through the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Now us Lamaze fans are basking in the success that Eric has had the last few years.  There is little doubt in everyone's mind that he could possible the greatest show-jumping rider alive.  Of course, he thanks it all to Hickstead, his once in a lifetime little stallion.  Here is a Rolex moment with the show-jumping legend, and man who shows that if you really want something, no matter how bad you have had it in the past, it is yours for the taking.  He is an inspiration to all equestrians.  Eric and Hickstead won the CN International this year :)  Along with pretty much everything else they entered.

October 16, 2011

Ponies Can Do Dressage Too!

  What a cute  little video compilation I found of a pony dressage class, (I'm guessing somewhere in the UK?).  Proving that ponies too, can do dressage.  I must say these little riders are doing a fabulous job as well.  Who doesn't love ponies?  Found on Chipper17 's YouTube Channel.


Earthquake Ike Cutting a Buffalo with Ease

 This video, is showing the Appaloosa stallion Earthquake Ike with a novice cutting rider, showing his skills in cutting a buffalo.  What an absolutely stunning Appy, and with incredible talent and instinct.  From YORappaloosa YouTube Channel.

Hank the Budweiser Clydesdale Rocky Montage

  My first post on this blog features Hank the Budweiser Clydesdale in one of their many popular Superbowl Ads.  I don't know any horse lovers who don't anticipate these ads coming out, and they are always charming, hilarious, and heartwarming.  Football season is here and we should have some new ones out in just a few months. :)

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