Wednesday Wisdom #104 – Lydia Gove

Alabama Horse Talk:  What inspired you to get involved with POAs and the Alabama POA Club? Lydia Gove:  I first learned about POAs by reading the children’s books about Dragon, written by Lynn Hall. I always loved colorful equines, and dreamed of owning a bay, blanketed POA filly. Alabama Horse Talk:  How long has the club [...]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #112 – POA Trends

The Pony of the Americas, or POA, is a truly American breed, begun by a lawyer in Mason City, Iowa named Les Boomhower.  In 1954, Boomhower acquired an Arabian/Appaloosa mare in foal who gave birth to a colt with markings in the shape of a black hand. Hence, he named the colt Black Hand. This [...]

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Fall Clinic with Lauren Henny – November 15-16, 2014

Join American Horsewoman’s Challenge competitor Lauren Henny at this Fall Clinic:

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Bill Dinan is Looking for Veterans Parade Riders

Long time Arabian horse enthusiast and avid trail rider Bill Dinan is looking to have a large contingent of horse riders in the upcoming Birmingham, Alabama Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest, if not THE largest,  in the country.  If you are interested in riding in the parade, please contact me at alabamahorsetalk@gmail.com, and [...]

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Monday Matters #112 – Pony of the Americas

For Monday Matters this week Alabama Horse Talk will delve into the world of the POA – Pony of the Americas.  A pony developed in America, the POA was traditionally a reliable, using, child’s mount, but recently is being shown more and more by adults. Shown all day long from halter to pleasure to jumping [...]

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Friday Fun #109 – Barn Family Fun!

All week on the Alabama Horse Talk Blog I’ve talked about what it means to be a barn family and how to develop one!  On Tuesday, a couple of farms were highlighted for their reputation as being very family-friendly facilities known to have “barn families”.  Kelly Montgomery of River Run Farms interviewed on Alabama Horse [...]

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