Articles Tagged 'Breeds'

Iceland- Icelandic Horses & Culture Video

Darley's Travel Blog — November 16, 2016
  In Iceland, I had the honor and privildge of riding with Diddi, one of Iceland’s top riders. Diddi is the nickname for Sigurbjörn Bárðarson. Diddi means the Golden Rider and I can see why Diddi is called this. Not only is he a great rider (I also saw him… Read more »

The Morgan Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — May 9, 2012
Is the Morgan the right horse for you? Learn about this stylish mount and famous Morgans from the past. Equitrekking interviews Julie M. Broadway, Executive Director of the American Morgan Horse Association. Julie shares with us some interesting facts and history related to America’s first horse breed, the Morgan.  Photo ©… Read more »

Brazil- Exotic Horses, Farms and Riding

Equestrian Travel Articles — April 3, 2012
Travel through Brazil to learn about the National Horse of Brazil–– the Mangalarga Marchador.  By Lynn Kelley Brazil is a country with great history and tradition. They still perform what I would call lost arts "true craftsmanship" learned from their fathers and father's fathers. With no cell phones and almost… Read more »

The American Quarter Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — March 9, 2012
Equitrekking Interviews Jim Bret Campbell, AQHA Senior Director of Marketing and Publications, examining the history and legacy of the American Quarter Horse. Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more… Read more »

The Chincoteague Pony Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — March 2, 2012
Equitrekking interviews Gale Park Frederick, founder of The National Chincoteague Pony Association and the world's first Chincoteague Pony Registry. Gale shares the unique story of these American Ponies. Learn about their history, characteristics and some interesting facts about this breed. Discover if the Chicoteague Pony is the right horse breed for you!… Read more »

Willie Leahy & Connemara Ponies at Dartfield Horse Museum in Ireland

Darley's Travel Blog — June 14, 2011
A legendary horseman and his Connemara Ponies at the Dartfield Horse Museum in Ireland by Darley Newman Last time I was in Ireland, I was able to interview Willie Leahy at the Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre, east of Galway city between the towns of Ballinasloe and Loughrea. Leahy… Read more »

Annual Irish Draught Horse Society Annual Show and Inspections

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 26, 2010
By Judie Framan Every year, the Irish Draught Horse Society of America (IDHSNA) hosts its Annual Horseshow. On September 6th through 9th, 2007, the Central Region of the Irish Draught Horse Society of America hosted the Society's Annual Horseshow and Inspections at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois. "This… Read more »

Nevada- 71 Ranch

Equestrian Travel Articles — February 26, 2010
by: Ann Terry Hill Midway between Reno and Salt Lake City, just off Interstate 80, you'll find yourself at Elko County's 71 Ranch. The historic 71 Ranch, about 38,000 acres and 30 minutes outside of the town of Elko, is the real thing. For anyone wishing to experience cowboy or… Read more »

Gait of Marsh Tacky Horses: Exciting Research

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
by Dr. Molly Nicodemus, PhD., Gaited Locomotive Research Program, Mississippi State University and Jeannette Beranger, ALBC Research and Technical Programs Manager Due to the breed’s Colonial Spanish heritage the Marsh Tacky was thought by some to be gaited, but there had never been any research conducted concerning the gaits. One… Read more »

Marsh Tacky: The “Common” Horse of Lowcounty South Carolina

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Caroline Maffry Photos © Dwain Snyder at The History of the Marsh Tacky In 1846 naturalist John James Audubon wrote that the Marsh Tacky is as “tough as a Pine knot.” Indigenous to the marshy coastal islands in the low land or Lowcountry region of South Carolina, these… Read more »