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Arriving in China the Journey to Quarantine! ⛩♨️

So after a 17 hour flight and a double landing pit stop in Kazakhstan, we finally made it safely to China!! Things are a little different in China. So with a 3am landing, we were concerned that they would not unload the pony’s directly and we would not be allowed to stay with them. However, […]

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Six Flying Ponies!

Having arrived at Frankfurt Lufthansa Cargo and completed the initial process, we were quickly able to unload the ponies and their kit bags. After having a few minutes to walk and stretch their legs we were assisted to load them onto the specially designed container that they would complete their entire flight on. The specially […]

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The first Leg of the Journey to China!

For those of you who have done a long driven journey with your horses you will know there is a lot to think about. Resting the horses over night stops, water, feed, hay electrolytes equipment. We have to consider so many elements to try to maintain a high level of welfare for travelling horses. These […]

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Training Our Ponies Part 2

Hi everyone thanks for reading it’s been super busy over the last week with all the preparations for our flight to China!! In my last blog we spoke about fitness, condition and handling. Today we will cover the second half of the training program all which you can use as you wish to help or […]

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Training Our Ponies Part 1

Hi and thanks for reading, so since the last time I blogged, I have been busy continuing with the ponies training. I’ve been working on the following areas to improve their suitability their new jobs in China & also to help them cope with the long journey. Today we will look at the first three […]

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The Ponies Progress

So for the last week I have been working with the Ponies to improve their fitness and learn more about their strengths & weaknesses. I have been keeping their work varied using a rota system where they move between lunge work in a roller, loose schooling with and without tack & ridden work. I was […]

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Introducing the Ponies!!

So we have six ponies selected to go to China they are a range of sizes and ages and types. We have four gelding’s and two mares they have all been chosen because they have been ridden by children and some have been used in riding schools. It’s really important to me to try to […]

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The Ponies have Arrived!!

Final preparations have been completed and our special ponies have arrived to begin the biggest journey of their lives. Quarantine procedures to take horses and ponies to China is long and complex and it is best to consult with the professionals. If you are interested in purchasing or importing then please get in touch with […]

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Preparation for the Ponies Arrival

Part two Tack Cleaning and Tack Fit It is very important that I fit tack correctly for our ponies whilst we are still in Europe. China exports many things but equestrian equipment is hard to buy out there. So I have brought with me a selection of used bridles and saddles and some tack and […]

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