Carousel at Busch Gardens, TampaWelcome to the March 1, 2010 edition of carnival of the horses.

Kerry Kelly presents Martial Arts Pony posted at Hoofbeats.

Lara DeHaven presents How to Clean Horse Hooves posted at Cross Creek Horsemanship.

enlightenedhorsemanship presents Horseman’s Manifesto–A Workshop | enlightened horsemanship through touch posted at enlightened horsemanship through touch.

swapnil warang presents switch2life: Funny Animals posted at switch2life.

Kim Cox Carneal presents The Biology of the Horse Boy: The Hormone Oxytocin and Touch posted at enlightened horsemanship through touch.

Abigail presents The Story that Never Was: Part One posted at Flying Horses, saying, “This is the story of my almost-first-horse. It is a detailed example of the fatal attraction between girl and horse, a tale of loss and love and growth, and a lesson about the power of greed and the inevitability of fate.”

Lara DeHaven presents Don’t Turn Your Back on a Horse! posted at Cross Creek Horsemanship.

Paul and Gail Springer presents PFL Inc. For Horse and Home posted at The Jaquima. What is it and how to use it., saying, “A Jaquima is a Colombian equine headstall, complete with a nose band (bosal) and chin strap (curb). The Jaquima was originally brought to this country with the Paso Fino and is the traditional training bridle for them. Some Jaquima’s are sold in a set with a Bit Hanger and Pisador (life line).”

Lucy presents Tesco verses tack shop – the perils of buying a new riding hat posted at Hobby Horsing, saying, “I’m new to blogging, I hope this is the right place to submit one of my blogs!”

GrrlScientist presents Racehorse Research Identifies Speed Gene posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “I write a skeptical analysis of a recent publication that claims to have found the “speed gene” in racehorses. The research is interesting, but I think the author overinterprets the usefulness of her data, especially because she has co-founded a new company that sells a molecular test to identify this gene for a mere €1000 ($1400).”

OnTheBit presents Playing In The Snow! « A Horse and a Half posted at A Horse and a Half, saying, “A fun photo post that is guaranteed to make you smile. You have never seen a horse that loves snow as much as my Gennyral! This is a great post to warm your heart and remind us all why we love these wonderful animals.”

theliteraryhorse presents Why Horses Wednesday: The Buck « The Literary Horse posted at The Literary Horse, saying, “For this edition of the Carnival, I submitted TLH’s most popular post: a photo of The Buck. This 3 year old can really let fly!”

Bree Nicole presents What It Means To Me posted at Cavalli Connections, saying, “This entry describes what the classical training of horses means to me. It comes from my experiences, observations, and readings.”

Tori presents My First Lesson posted at Big Green Girl, saying, “Blogging about learning to ride as an adult- this post is my first lesson.”

Ann presents Brain over Brawn posted at Learn the Horse.

Mary H. presents Tootie and the Terrible Twos? (video) posted at Stale Cheerios, saying, “Working on basic manners with a young colt.”

Gin Getz presents Confidence and Knowledge posted at High Mountain Horse Blog.

Liz Goldsmith presents What size is that tree? posted at EQUINE Ink.

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