Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Horse of the Week

If you are interested in famous horses from the show jumping, dressage, eventing or horse racing world you might like a great new blog called Horse of the Week which features posts about favourite horses from thoses disciplines. The horse in the above picture with one white stocking is Eclipse the famous racehorse who was recently featured on Horse of the Week.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

White Stockings - horse leg markings

A horse or pony has stockings when the white marking reaches at least to the knee or hock, usually over as shown in the above photograph.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

White Socks

A sock is a white marking that extends higher than the fetlock but not as high as the knee or hock, here we've used a painting by John Frederick Herring Jnr to illustrate white socks.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Pony Club

Did you know that you can join The Pony Club even if you don't have a pony of your own?

Membership is open to boys and girls up to 21 years of age and there are almost 40,000 Pony Club Members in Great Britain who belong either to one of the 357 Branches or 260 Centres. Pony Club membership offers fun, friendship, training, events and competitions.

If you haven't got your own pony you can join one of the 260 Centres linked to The Pony Club in Great Britain, you pay an  annual subscription and receive instruction at a linked Riding Centre, the subscription gives you Membership of the Club and 3rd party insurance. You'll be encouraged to learn more about riding and horse and pony care and improve your knowledge by working toward gaining Achievement Badges (there are 20 covering a range of subjects) and Pony Club Tests.

Find out more about The Pony Club by visiting the website

Friday, 9 September 2011

Rusty: the Trustworthy Pony ,Tilly's Pony Tails 15 by Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell's latest Tilly's Pony Tails book, Rusty: the Trustworthy Pony,  was published on 1st September, this time Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too, senses something special about gentle pony Rusty.