The backwards piaffe is so even it looks fake!! It looks like they just ran the film backwards. The rider is Jorge Gabriel of Casa Lusitana. If you like this video, Share it withyour friends on Facebook!
Horse Agility or Equine Agility is a discipline and internationally competitive sport in whichequine (horse, pony, donkey, mule) are directed around obstacles using only the handler’s voice and/ or body language. It’s great for horses that are unable to be ridden for physical reasons, ponies that are too small for the owner to ride, or for people who can’t or don’t want to ride.
In this short video World Champion Cutting horse, Earthquake Ike is “teaching” a (then) green cutting rider how it is done on Bison. I’m surprised the Bison is even tolerating this. They do not like being separated from the herd. Their herd instincts are much stronger than cattle’s, and they get very stressed when they are handled individually. If you like this video, Share it with your friends on Facebook!
One of my silent dreams came true unexpectedly this weekend! During the weekend stay in American Miniatures Horses stud SS Show Horses, I photographed mainly horses ready for this year’s shows – rather monotonous part of this job. But everything changed on Saturday night. Shortly after the session we heard from the stable call that there one of the mares is foaling! I couldn’t believe how great fortune happened to me! After many waitings on the truth of many many stables, in the end I had the opportunity not only to watch but also to photograph the miracle of birth! The birth had place in the paddock during sunset – I couldn’t dream it better! To the world came pretty chestnut colt. Fortunately, we were able to capture some movie from the first few minutes of his life – I invite you to watch this short clip :)
This horse has amazingly managed to figure out how to remove another horse’s halter. How did this horse manage to figure this out…Amazing! If you like this video, Share it withyour friends on Facebook!
In this short clip Amador, an Andalusian, loves his round bales. This guy has a lot of personality. He digs and pulls the bale apart and then rolls in it. If you like this video, Share it with your friends on Facebook!
If you are interested in helping with animals in the future, please visit http://www.vetranchrescue.org to learn more about what we do and to donate if you would like. Dr. Matt Carriker, a veterinarian licensed in Texas founded Vet Ranch Inc., a 501(c)(3), tax exempt non-profit organization. There is no shortage of pets in need, so every donation means more lives we can positively change. If you are not able to donate, please enjoy the videos and share if you like them!!!
Horse whisperer Richard Faiers handles a hot shoeing job with ease. Watch the whole technique in full detail. Check it out!
This poor horse found himself alone in one of the most terrifying places; on the edge of the Colombian jungle. Somehow, he fell into a ditch made from water and ground stones. Luckily, people came around to help the poor horse get out of the water. The police were called to the rural town of Dagua in the Valle del Cauca region after people called them to rescue the poor horse who was stuck in the dangerous waters. The police attached ropes to pull the horse out of the murky pitch. But the rescue couldn’t have happen until a brave boy jumped into the water and started to push the horse from behind and continued the rescue process successfully. Thanks to the efforts of such good hearted people, these two poor souls survived. Share with your friends and family!
Cantering a draft horse is amazing once you get used to it! You can really feel the ground shake 😀 . This horse is awesome! And I have to agree that cantering a draft horse always requires Tarzan music 🙂. Thank you!
In the video below, Arno Hendriks recounts his own early experiences as a rider and why he now has compassion for horses whose riders use bits. He then goes on to explain how bits work. Bitted horses often open their mouths. Using models, this video demonstrates what a bit does and why the horse opens his mouth (to avoid contact pain.) When horses feel the constant threat of a bit on their palets while being ridden, they may adopt avoidance habits such as attempting to place the tongue over the bit, grabbing the bit, becoming fidgety, opening their mouths wider, or placing their chins on their chests. In response to these avoidance behaviors, riders often don’t adjust their own habits and may simply resort to using stronger bits or devices that make it harder for a horse to relieve itself of pain. When choosing to ride with a bit (and in many places you may not even have a choice as the majority of rental barns use bits), it is important to appreciate that a bit, no matter how “gentle” is still a foreign object being placed in a horse’s mouth and some will handle a bit better than others. Many equestrians say when used properly, a bit causes no discomfort for the horse. The problem is, what constitutes “properly?” Obviously, few, if any beginners are going to know how to properly use a bit, but are also not likely to ride safely without the control of a bit. But beginners aside, even advanced riders (as can be seen clearly all over YouTube) often violently yank and pull on reins clearly causing frustrated, high horses pain. Even a single jointed snaffle, which many refer to as a “gentler” bit can hurt the soft pallet. The double jointed snaffle adds pressure to the side jaw bone. The jaw bone of a horse is sharp as a knife and applying pressure to push tissues (or on some horses, even the tongue) down along this sharp bone can cause excruciating pain.
The biggest nightmare of every horse owner is colic and it’s because it is a dreaded condition which occurs suddenly. It’s a life-threatening disease for the horses and the following video will show you how to help your animal when the colic is on point. When a horse colics, first of all you must act quickly. That’s very important because mostly the horse’s survival depends on that. You must discover the colic episode as soon as you can, because that will prevent it from getting worse. After that you must contact a veterinarian, who is essential in the whole procedure, right after taking your horse’s vital signs. The vet will inform you how serious the colic episode is and will tell you few options for medical treatment. It’s very important to avoid surgery if you can resolve the problem in other way. The surgery is also quit expensive, so not many owners can afford it. There are few options that vets usually take to treat and relieve colic episodes. For example, administering pain medications, giving the horse a laxative which include mineral oil or Epsom salt. The laxative will help the horse’s digestive system to move on. Also they administer fluids in order to keep the horse hydrated. As last, he will give you some advice of how to monitor your horse and how to feed him in the future.
Riding horses is a favorite hobby to Queen Elizabeth and after her knee problem and of course her age, everybody expected that she no longer will take her everyday horse rides. Turning 90ty doesn’t stopped her from doing what she loves to do. Last week she was seen riding her favorite pony at Windsor. From the photograph that has been taken we can notice the remarkably sprightly Queen with her trademark headscarf, because as she once said, she doesn’t want to wear protective headgear because it will mess up her hairstyle. It took her a long time to take this ride, because as we can remember, her last ride was in November. The Queen rode through Windsor Great Park accompanied by Terry Pendry, her long serving groom. She looked happy while she rode her faithful Carltonlima Emma. In the documentary that was filmed, she stated that she doesn’t want to ride in the rain and that clearly she is a fair-weather rider, who now doesn’t like the cold. The Duchess of Cornwall admires her mother in law, because as she says, no one else is riding a horse at the age of 90. But, royal watchers noticed that she doesn’t ride as much as she did in the past. Although she rides regularly, she stays in Windsor’s private places, we believe that she wants to spend a quit time and be discrete. In the past she used to go out for at least an hour, but nowadays, she rides for a short 15 minute. An information came out in the Sunday Express last week, it was about the Queen and her need of knee surgery. But, the thing is that she refused such a knee replacement, because she would not be able for six weeks to do any royal engagements. Earlier this month she was noticed avoiding the steps at the sovereign’s entrance to the Palace of Westminister and taking the lift. Obviously, she has a serious problem with the knee, although her health is in a great condition.
Many different reactions were directed to the following video. Some people find the video amazing and lovely, but others find it insulting and shocking. The miniature horse from the video was eating carrots out of a high chair and as many horse lovers commented, that kind of feeding is monstrous, because many things can go wrong. The horse will feel a pain in its back for sure! But, some other people find this video entertaining and they are defending it. A woman wrote that, the horse has megaesophagus. That means that the food must not be passed down the esophagus correctly. It’s all about gravity and by using that chair the food is passed down to the esophagus into the stomach. Share your opinion after watching the video!
Have you ever imagined a mule competing in reining? We bet you’ve never seen a thing like that. Here is a video where you can enjoy while watching mules compete in reining. It’s different, because we’ve all seen the stock horses performing reining patterns, which is amazing and they make it look so easy. So, give a chance to the video below and we hope that you’ll enjoy!
Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies & Cobs. A taster of what was on offer including the the jaw dropping famous Devils Horsemen Stunt Team & The Inter Hunt Relay. Check it out!
This is the Large Horse/Donkey Muzzle, a newer and larger version of our older horse muzzle. It has a large and long snout made to resemble a horse. It can be painted as many horse breeds as well as donkeys and zebras. It is made in hot foam latex and applied with Pros-Aid adhesive and painted with Kryolan Aquacolor makeup.
Watch in the background of this interview as a cameraman is kicked in the head by a horse! Surprisingly the photographer never falls to the ground.
Courageous, strong, fast, most beautiful and pure blooded; they’re our horses from Arabia! They are daredevils, traviestas, acrobats and will give you their soul to keep and let you soar through the wind with their spirit! Jessie is the quintessence of what all Arabian horses should be! God bless!
A one-week-old foal sleeps soundly in the lap of its new surrogate mum – a jumbo TEDDY BEAR. Breeze the bay pony was found abandoned on Dartmoor National Park just a few hours after his birth. Unable to find his mother, the tiny foundling was stumbling hopelessly around the hillside trying to suckle mares. By the time rescuers from a local equine sanctuary had arrived to help, Breeze had collapsed in a state of severe shock and dehydration.
When we see carriage horses working hard, we do not always stop to consider the sheer physical toll that is being taken on their bodies. Horses were not made to serve humans in such a manner and while there are many people out there who enjoy carriage rides, it is high time that we began to think long and hard about the damage that we are doing to these majestic creatures. Carriage rides are physically taxing and horses cannot always stand up to this type of punishment. If we are not careful, we will cause a number of innocent animals to perish before it is their time. While this story is a sad one, it serves as a valuable reminder that we are not as kind to animals as we should be. The horse that you are about to meet in this clip was pushed to his absolute physical limit. Have you ever stopped to contemplate the fact that the average carriage horse is forced to work for as many as nine hours per day? Unfortunately for this carriage horse, no one cared until it was far too late. Seeing the horse sprawled out on the ground is a difficult sight to take in, but it is also very necessary. In addition to being forced into endless hours of taxing physical labor, carriage horses are also made to walk all the way back to their stables as soon as their shifts are over. The plight that these innocent animals are asked to endure is heartbreaking and it is our sincerest wish that they are freed from their lives of slavery. Please pass this video along to your closest friends and family so that awareness can be raised about this urgent matter. After all, no animal should ever be asked to live like this.
Dally and Spanky were both rescued by Francesca Carson who has trained them to perform for crowds across America. They don’t just work together, they are also best friends!A Jack Russell riding a Minature Horse, it just doesn’t get any cuter than this! Share this on Facebook if you agree!
Darcy Ni went to visit Mick for the first time and learned just how agile an Arabian can be. This is Mick when he was 2 years old. He is now 3.5 and has turned out to be an amazing horse. In this video you will see Mick running and playing and then he slips and falls to his side, but what happens next shocks everyone! Don’t forget to Share this on Facebook and show your friends just how talented horses can be!
Tomas Garcilazo regularly performs at large events around the globe with his beautiful palomino stalMoments like these between father and son are so precious. Thankfully, Hollywood is an amazing horse and he’s happy to pack them both around. Share this on Facebook if you thought it was beautiful!l ion, “Hollywood“. Here’s a rare glimpse of Tomas warming up before his big National Finals Rodeo performance!
McLain Ward and HH Azur took the top honors at the Suncast Grand Prix on Feburary 25th, 2017. They navigated the course with beautiful precision and speed. Watch them win last year’s Suncast Grand Prix below! Congratulations to this incredible team! Share this on Facebook if you think Mclain Ward and HH Azur are AMAZING!