Archive for October 2011
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Article by Garry Woods
The Horse, the Environment and Climate Change
In the January 2007 in a Newsletter, we asked the question how climate change and other emerging factors are likely to impact on the horse industry and equestrian sport specifically. Our Horses Deal with the heat a little bit different to our humans do.
Further developed this item (also to be published in the March 2007 issue of Horse Deals). We asked for input from members and have had some responses so far. We will produce a summary of these in due course. In the meantime, we would like to attention to other projects that are designed to conserve water and protect the environment.
The project will target the urban fringe around five major population centres and build a knowledge base, with support groups in each of the areas to tackle the issue of the impact of horses on the environment around the urban fringe.
You can visit http://www.horseslandwater.com. or download a newsletter: Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2.
The temperature chart below on natural and human-related warming was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in early February 2007. Comparison of observed continental- and global-scale changes in surface temperature with results simulated by climate models using natural and anthropogenic forcings. Decadal averages of observations are shown for the period 1906-2005 (black line) plotted against the centre of the decade and relative to the corresponding average for 1901-1950. Lines are dashed where spatial coverage is less than 50%. Blue shaded bands show the 5-95% range for 19 simulations from 5 climate models using only the natural forcings due to solar activity and volcanoes.
Red shaded bands show the 5-95% range for 58 simulations from 14 climate models using both natural and anthropogenic forcings.
You can download a “Summary for Policy Makers” published during the Paris Conference 30 January – 02 February 2007. More information as it comes to hand.
But we do need to tae care of our Responsibilities, towards climate change on our Animals, such as our Equestrian Horses as they travel around the Globe, and not only our Equestrian Horses but also our Racing Horses, as they will also be affected by the weather paterns.
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Equestrain Vacations – Jekyll Island Trail Rides
Article by Rick Freeland
Spring break is all about trying new things. If you’ve never thought about equestrian vacations, then riding a horse on the beach might just be your cup of tea.
And there’s no better place than Driftwood Beach on Georgia’s Jekyll Island for beach horseback riding.
Victoria’s Carriages and Trail Rides offer several trail rides on Jekyll Island at fair prices. All rides are on a per-person basis.
You can experience a one-hour beach ride for .00; a 1/2 hour ride for .00; a 1 1/2 hour ride for .00; when twilight arrives, try their Sunset Ride, which costs .00.
You need to be at least 8 years old to ride a horse by yourself (younger kids aren’t allowed to double with a parent). There’s a weight limit, too. Two hundred forty pounds is the max for horseback riding on the beach.
Your trail ride begins at Jekyll Island’s Clam Creek picnic area, on the northern end of the island. Victoria’s Carriages and Trail Rides has a horse camp there, under the shade of ancient live oaks adorned with Spanish moss.
The island horses are gentle stock, and you’ll have no trouble mounting and following your guide down the trail.
If you’re an inexperienced rider, or have never been horseback riding on the beach, rest assured. Victoria’s Carriages and Trail Rides will place you on one of their docile island horses, and help you overcome any uncertainty you might have about riding. Before you know it you’ll be a semi-accomplished horseman – or woman – or kid!
You’ll begin your beach horseback riding adventure at Clam Creek, in the horse base camp across the road from the picnic area. The first leg of your ride is thorough maritime forest, where the sound of the wind through the live oaks, the shuffle of your horse’s hoofs along the woodland trail, and the creek of saddle leather will lull you into a peaceful state of harmony with the environment.
Soon, you’ll adjust to your horse’s gait. Rocking easily to the rhythm of your horse, you’ll start to gain confidence. Before long, its as if you’ve been riding all your life!
After a while, the trail leaves the maritime forest and you’ll start riding alongside a virgin salt marsh. Watch for the wood storks roosting in the tree copses, and listen to the song birds hidden in the branches.
Raccoons and deer make their homes in the area. On a soft-walking horse, it’s not unusual to walk right up on some of these animals as they move through the marsh grasses and fringe edge environment.
The horse trail winds along, and soon you’ll find yourself following your horse’s nose out onto Driftwood Beach.Riding along the beach – and enjoying the salty sea breezes and the “boneyard” trees that gives Driftwood Beach its name – may be the most fun leg of the ride.
What are the boneyard trees? They’re huge oaks and pines that were undermined by erosion, and have fallen into the sea. Wind and salt water have scrubbed and polished these trees into beautiful driftwood-gray sculptures.
Make sure you bring a camera, and take plenty of pictures of Driftwood Beach. It’s one of the most photographed beachesin the United States.
Across St. Simons Sound is the St. Simons lighthouse, another favorite subject for photographers – and a don’t miss photo op for you!
All good things come to an end, however. Soon your beach horseback riding adventure is over. Follow your guide across the Clam Creek bridge and back to where you started at the horse camp.
Horseback riding on Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach can get in your blood. It’s good to know that you can always return for another Jekyll Island horseback riding adventure!
To book your horseback ride, call Victoria’s Carriages and Trail Rides at 635-9500.
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Rick Freeland is an avid Jekyll Island enthusiast, and loves to visit every chance he gets. You can learn more about Jekyll Island at http://www.jekyll-island-family-adventures.com/index.html
Cheap Equestrian Clothing
Article by Tommy McClelland
All equestrians have their favorite clothes to wear daily for cleaning and exercising and just hanging around the barn. These clothes do not have to stand up to the scrutiny of a judge in the show arena so it goes without saying that you shouldn
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A Number of Of The Diverse Roles Of Horses In Society
Article by Tony Cole
Human beings have a lengthy and superb history of domesticating the animals that we locate useful. One particular of the most important domesticated beasts with which we have produced a relationship is also 1 of the more stunning creatures on the planet. Let’s have a search at the various roles of horses in culture.The very first issue that jumps into your head need to be the fact that individuals experience on them. Even just before the vehicle and the airplane, people managed to cover great distances and they did it on horseback. If they necessary to they could connect a wagon to the animal.Even these days we trip these beasts. A single of the most powerful and effectively proven concepts in crowd manage method is to introduce police officers who are mounted on the backs of large stallions. Not only does this allow the officer to see things from a much better point of view, the sheer size and bulk of most steeds is enough to give even the most disagreeable rioter pause.The capability to walk across almost any kind of land is also really important. There are spots that a auto or truck merely cannot go. A person who is on horseback can effortlessly cross many little rivers and streams, and even select a path across treacherous rock and sand with small difficulty. This is the way we had to get from place to spot ahead of we had engines.We like to watch them operate, as effectively. A lot more to the point, we like to see how quick they can operate. Racing is nonetheless a extremely exciting and well-known factor in most cultures and no matter whether we are chatting about a basic and flat circuit or a far more devilish and challenging obstacle course, you can be certain to discover a lot of men and women in attendance.On farms, these animals are extremely crucial. It might be less difficult to ride than just take a tractor, and it surely uses much less gas. They are employed to pull plows, haul fertilizer close to, and even shield more compact animals like goats and sheep. A completely grown equine is a formidable adversary, and numerous foxes and coyotes have been trampled to death by a vigilant mount.The various roles of horses in culture have been instrumental in individuals getting to in which thy are nowadays. Not just in a physical sensation, but also in phrases of our technological development. Our connection with these great animals has been mutually helpful.
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Riding Your Way Down The Fashion Alley With Equestrian Boots
Article by Mithran
Horseback riding is an active sport for the young and old alike. Provided you have the skills, horseback riding can be fun and challenging at the same time. This is why you need the perfect pair of boots to boot (pardon the pun). Equestrian boots, also known as riding boots, are the best shoes for horseback riding. For fashion, equestrian boots easily rank top of the charts because they are meant to keep you safe and comfortable.
For a range of great equestrian boots for both fashionistas and professional equestrian athletes, look no further than Ariat’s range of equestrian boots. Horseback riding enthusiasts and those wanting to sport the western look would be glad to own a pair of these Ariat boots. As Ariat makes boots meant for the professionals, comfort is definitely guaranteed. Aside from their range of equestrian boots, they also have a range of casual boots that emulate the looks of the equestrian boot, but meant for wearing in the ranch. Fashion enthusiasts could easily steal the look by getting a pair of Ariat boots. Made of durable material, they will definitely not die out on you for a very long time.
Durango has a range of shoes meant for horseback riding as well. Popularly known as Durango cowgirl boots, these shoes have a reputation for its comfort. Durango boots are specifically made for western horseback riding since 1966. The key to a pair of Durango boots is ultimately comfort. They have a variety of different shoes made for different occasions and purposes, but each range is designed to be comfortable yet stylish at the same time.
Even horseback riding enthusiasts purchase their pair of equestrian boots based on current trends. However, looking for a pair of equestrian boots may not be as easy as it seems. For those looking for a pair to be worn for fashion, a pair with low or high heels may not matter as much. For those looking for a pair to be worn for proper horseback riding, however, may want to consider the height of the heels. Traditionally, horseback riding boots have higher heels to keep the rider’s feet in the stirrups. Not to worry, though, because most boots for equestrian these days have high heels. The heels also boost your sexiness factor, because a little stiletto doesn’t harm anyone.
Equestrian boots are synonymous with western boots because horseback riding is often a pastime for westerners. Even western movies portray these boots in the way that heroes or heroines ride away on their horses wearing these shoes. For extra fashion appeal, pick a pair that has unique detailing on it. A combination of colors makes the shoes look more attractive as well. If boldness is your middle name, then spot a pair with bright colors like bright pink. From floral details to images like skulls, you can be sure to find a pair that will appease your sense of fashion.
On days when we feel like going ‘Howdy!’ to every single person down the street, cowboy boots are perfect to be worn. Worn with a rugged pair of jeans and a tank top with a plaid shirt tied around your waist, you can be assured to look your best in your western getup. There is no doubt that western movies have greatly influenced the style of equestrian boots. These days, they are well known as stylish shoes, although comfort is never compromised so you can wear them for work (especially if you are a professional equestrian rider) or play. Go for a pair that’s plain black with rugged tie up shoelaces to go with a pair of skinny jeans and braided belt.
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Bring the Magic of Skip Away Roaring the Breeder’s Cup back
Article by Lee Lane-Edgar
Breeder’s Cup Classic has set foot on the season and is heading towards the world racing stage in leaps and bounds. The preparations would seem incomplete if the race enthusiasts fail to remember one of the greatest horses of all times, It. The noticeably different gray colt hailed from Florida where he was reared at the Indian Hill Farm, a property that belonged to Hilmer Schmidt. The America’s Champion Three year old was the fine progeny from Skip Trial and Ingot Way, born on April 4th, 1993. It was two when he was purchased by the Hall of Fame trainer Hubert “Sonny” Hine, who in combination with some outstanding horses had already earned remarkable victories under his belt; It was just his golden ticket to stardom. It was trained well by “Sonny”. The colt may have made a singular win out of the six starts he made as a two year old, he neatly placed two of them, one at the Cowdin Stakes and another at Remsen Stakes. It was only after he qualified for the three year olds that the colt’s career began shaping up. It participated and won the Blue Grass Stakes by six lengths ahead of the runner up Louis Quatorze. Following the opening event was Triple Crown where It faired pretty disappointingly though he managed to finish second in the second and third legs. The remaining season that year however witnessed a more aggressive Skip Away seizing the field with his breath-taking performances. Skip Away comeback was marked by his win in the Haskell Invitational and the Jockey Club Gold Cup, of which the latter became a milestone in It career defeating Cigar, a winner of 17 out of 18 starts. The following year saw another dip in it’s career until his jockey was replaced by Jerry Bailey, in whose company It developed a new front running style. What followed was an incredible ride to nine consecutive wins including a Breeder’s Cup Classic. As a four year old at the Breeder’s, It set a new record of flat 1:59.16. The year as a five year old for It was no less adventurous. Laced with seven consecutive wins once again, the colt failed to showcase his Breeder’s Cup magic once again. He had however won enough handicaps and stakes that the Eclipse Award for the Champion Handicap Horse and Horse of the Year undoubtedly became his. It was sent to stud after what seemed like an incredible career of 18 wins from a career starts count of 38, having placed in the money in 34. It closed his racing saga with a career earnings of ,616,360. The third best on all time North American money list, closely stalking Curlin and Cigar. “Skippy” as he was fondly known, died at the age of 17 due to a heart attack. Register and become a member with the endless opportunities of racing experiences with the best on the field horses and racing enthusiasts. Breed, train and race. Experience the accuracy of reality blended with the ease of online 3D racing games. Be it It’s back or Cigar’s shoulder, you can ride it all. Choose from the numerous choices of horses and also share race feedbacks with experts and rookie’s alike. Waiting is such a waste of time.
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This is a video I made to show why we ride. Equestrian is by far one of the most dangerous sport yet many of do ride. This is to show you why. I know some of the sayings are a little cheesy but I tried. Please rate, comment, and enjoy : ) The music is off of Requiem of a Dream but I don’t know what song ***I do not own any of the clips nor music***