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The horses of Portugal

October 9, 2013

Queluz, Portugal

By Jose Manuel Ribeiro

They look like the last aristocrats.
They are treated with the most respect and tenderness.
They have the best diets and food.
They have fancy shampoo baths before showing up.
They have the best shoemakers.

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Lipizzaners return home

September 14, 2012

By Heinz-Peter Bader

It was a beautiful late summer day with blue sky and not a single cloud when I went to the village of Piber some 200 km (124 miles) west of Vienna to see the world famous Lipizzaner horses. Well, actually, the 40 young studs were not famous yet, but some of them would be selected to become famous some day - members of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

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Set free in the Mongolian wild

July 26, 2012

By Petr Josek

Bulgan airport in the southwest part of Mongolia reminds me of a small train station from the spaghetti western film "Once Upon a Time in the West." It's slow, hot and once a week people wait for an airplane with no more then 20 passengers on board to arrive.

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Montana’s fading cowboy culture

May 9, 2012

By Jim Urquhart

"It's been a wild ride. Thank you."

And with that Renee and Kail Mantle closed a chapter of American history. On Sunday the husband and wife team held the closing ceremonies to end the last of 11 horse drives they have completed with their company, Montana Horses, after racing over 300 horses through the western outpost of Three Forks, Montana.

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The majestic Lipizzaner

April 26, 2012

By Lisi Niesner

Born as bay, chestnut or black foals, the vast majority of Lipizzaner horses are grey. A gene mutation is responsible for the loss of color pigments in their coats and causes what we see as white coloring in their growing age. The progressive silvering process starts the first year before the horses often completely turn white between six and eight, comparable with the aging of human hair, but with the process incredibly sped up. The color of their coat is based on the Mendelian inheritance and as grey is the dominant gene, in rare cases a small number of Lipizzaner horses stay dark into their adulthood.

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La Patria Gaucha (The Gaucho Motherland)

March 22, 2012

By Andres Stapff

The Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha transcends Uruguay.  Named that way in reference to borders that are cultural rather than political, the celebration includes communities from Uruguay, Argentina and southern Brazil; all regions that have a common past involving livestock, open plains and immense spaces.

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It’s called the sport of kings, your majesty

May 20, 2011

Blog Guy, you haven't written much about Britain's royal family since the big wedding. Please fill us in on their activities this week.

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Unstabled threat at royal wedding?

April 20, 2011

BRITAIN-WEDDING/

So Blog Guy, I don't understand why you're devoting so much time to that wedding with Kate Middleton and that guy she's marrying. It doesn't seem like your kind of thing.

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We stayed in the Bridle Suite, and…

October 13, 2010

Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by. Bill and I are looking at snapshots from our summer vacation out in horse country. We just got 'em back from the drugstore.

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Pull up your socks, Dobbin!

July 21, 2010

COLOMBIA/

Blog Guy, I'm a recent college graduate and I need  your help finding a suitable career. My mom got me a colorful brochure called "The Exciting World of Putting Socks on Horses," and I wondered what you think of that career path.