Thursday, June 30, 2022

‘The Long Rider’ Chronicles an Epic Journey - Full Article

A new documentary feature film follows Filipe Masetti Leite and his horses Dude, Bruiser, and Frenchie from Calgary to Brazil.

By: Kim Izzo | June 29, 2022

If you love trail riding and have ever dreamed of an epic ride, then The Long Rider, a new documentary feature film now in theatres, is your jam. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Sean Cisterna, follows Filipe Masetti Leite, who leaves his adoptive home of Canada as he sets out on quest to ride from Calgary to his family’s home in Brazil ‒ and later beyond ‒ entirely on horseback.

Filipe was inspired by Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 equestrian journey from Argentina to New York. Filipe’s own odyssey took him and his horses eight years and over 25,000 kms across twelve international borders, where the young rider battled intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature’s wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home.

Culled from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, The Long Rider deals with the issue of chronic loneliness, and the insensitive and restrictive nature of international borders, but is above all an inspirational and emotional story of the most daring and epic proportions. spoke with Filipe, who has written two best-selling books about his adventures on horseback, about his incredible ride...

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Monday, June 06, 2022

Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast: New Zealand – Riding in Middle Earth - Listen

Posted by utetonia
June 1, 2022

Ever since the screening of the Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson, New Zealand’s South Island is on the map of travellers from all over the world. Horses offer an amazing way to discover the amazing mountain landscapes of what people associate with Middle Earth. In today’s podcast episode I am talking with Angie, who organises horse trails and rides on amazing Kiwi Station Horses on the South Island of New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud as it is known by the Maori, the native inhabitants of the country...

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Friday, June 03, 2022

Health News Skin readings not a reliable indicator of core temperature in Endurance horses – study - full Article

June 2, 2022

Monitoring the skin temperature of Endurance horses does not provide a reliable proxy for their core thermoregulatory response, researchers have found.

Researchers, writing in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science, believe the reason is most probably because many factors can influence skin temperature without directly affecting a horse’s core temperature.

They could find no correlation between the constantly monitored skin temperature and the core temperature in 13 Endurance horses competing in Australia.

The skin temperature of the horses in the study was continuously recorded every 15 seconds by an infrared thermistor sensor located in a modified belt. The core body temperature was similarly recorded every 15 seconds via a telemetric pill which made its way through the horse’s gastrointestinal tract...

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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Farmer, Shires and dog embark on second epic endurance challenge - Full Article

1 June 2022 by Rachael Turner

Jamie Alcock, a farmer who drove his Shire horses from his Gloucestershire farm to Scotland in 2021 is now taking on a second challenge. Jamie, his Shires, Willam and Millie, and Boo Boo Beithe the farm dog will start their journey at MOD St Athan in South Wales today (1 June).

Travelling at an average speed of 3.2 mph, they are set to complete the 280-mile journey on Monday 20 June at Hampton Court Green in East Molesey. All funds raised are going to Police Care UK, the Royal Air Forces Association and The Shire Horse Society...

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