Articles Tagged 'Breeds'

The Fell Pony: A Rare English Treasure

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Mary Jean Gould-Earley, MD Photos by MJ Gould-Earley/Laurel Highland Farm Timaeus, writing c. 400 B.C., mentioned the “Fortunate Islands” in a reference to the British Isles’ wealth of tin found during the Bronze Age. No doubt modern-day pony lovers would consider this nickname equally appropriate, given the impressive array… Read more »

The Icelandic Horse

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan The horse is an integral part of the Icelandic nation. They came to Iceland with the Vikings around 900 AD. It is thought that they were descendents of the Mongolian ponies that were imported to Scandinavia. The story of the settling of the… Read more »

The Irish Draught Horse: A Horse for all Seasons

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
The unique qualities of temperament, soundness and ability have been bred into the Irish Draught over hundreds of years of galloping across the Irish countryside. By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan “It is difficult to name one compelling trait of the Irish Draught,” says Rachael Cox, Information Officer of… Read more »

The Mangalarga Marchador: A Rare Breed

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
In Brazil, they weave the history of the Marchador as if telling an epic legend. Eyes glowing and with great pride, the breeders recount the sires and the mares that were the foundation of the breed. They willingly share where they are taking their breeding – to the Nuevo tradicao,… Read more »

The P.R.E. Horse

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 25, 2010
Focus on: The Andalusian, a Spanish breed of horses. by: Barbara Clark You have seen them at the movies and probably didn't know what they were; just that they were the most beautiful horses you have ever seen. They have long flowing hair and come in all colors but are… Read more »

The Paso Fino: The Horse with the Fine Step

Horse Breed Guide — February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan "Often I am asked why Paso Fino’s are so special,” says Fernando De Leon, a New Mexico horse trainer who specializes in gaited horses. “Paso Fino horses are completely different from any other breed for many reasons, but the most important is the… Read more »

Georgia- Cumberland Island Day Two

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Today we ventured out to see more of the horses and wildlife on Cumberland Island. The horses on Cumberland travel in family groups, usually with a dominant stallion. Because the island is for the most part undeveloped and subtropical forest, there are not many grazing areas. The horses must compete… Read more »

Icelandic Horses: Learning to Ride Video

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Tolting is fun... once you've learned how to do it! by Darley Newman To start my Iceland riding adventure, I first wanted a lesson in how exactly to get these furry Icelandic horses to tölt. Our crew headed to a riding ceter and tour operator right outside of Reykjavik.  My… Read more »

Spain- SICAB in Seville

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Over Thanksgiving, I went to SICAB in Seville. During this multi-day exposition, owners bring their best Spanish horses from all over the world to compete in dressage, carriage driving and various other shows and disciplines. There were hundreds of beautiful horses showcased here. I walked through the area of mares… Read more »

Vermont- UVM Morgan Horse Farm

Darley's Travel Blog — February 25, 2010
Learn about the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm, where Great Morgan Horses Are Bred by Darley Newman Steve Davis, the Director of the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm, is a bundle of energy, whose passion for Morgans is evident from his handshake. We were joining Steve for a tour,… Read more »