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Are you ready to laugh? Well, then youâ€™re in the right lane! Sit down, curl up with your favorite horse, and relax! Maybe even eat some apples. Just donâ€™t get any ideas.. Do you want to know the most favored horses in the world? From all around the world, horses with brains, beauty and personality are just a page turn away!
Exclusive Summer Line! Jackets, gloves, britches, chaps and shirts at amazingly low prices for fun, and for show! All the proceeds will go to the featured charity of the month, Blue Horse Charity. This is an organization that keeps horses out of the slaughter house.
Our charity of the month, Blue Horse Charities!
Table 2 A letter from the editor.
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3-4 All horses are amazing. There are so many different breeds, it’s had to keep track! But, on our international website, we had people from all over the world choose their top five. Who knows, you might even see your top five on our list!
Contents 6 This month’s clothing line is here!
We have adorable new styles and great tips to make not only you and your horse look great, but to make you look great together!
7 The rolex just passed, and we have all the info you need about it! And...surprise! Once in a lifetime contest inside! Could you be the next grand champion of the Rolex?!
5 Are you ready to laugh? Well,
8 Our favorite fan photo of the month. then you’re in the right lane! Sit down, For a chance to be in our magazine, curl up with your favorite horse, and send in yours at relax! Maybe even eat some apples. TheChestnut@gmail.com Just don’t get any ideas... p. 1
Letter From the Editor
Hi readers! I am always excited about each months’ issue release, but this month I’m especially excited. We know that we get a lot of readers, for we are the World’s most known equestrian magazine. However, there are still a lot of riders who think our magazine is dumb. Well, you wait ‘til they hear about this! In the table of contents, you might’ve been surprised to see that there was an extra page. Well, that’s because we knew that if people saw it on the cover, they’d buy our magazine and say it’s their favorite! For all you loyal readers who buy every edition of our magazine, here’s a little something for you. How about a chance to compete in a World renowned competition?!! If you’re a rider, and you think you have what it takes, we’re giving you a chance to enter..... THE ROLEX! I have a connection with the people who run the competition, and they all agreed that we would host a competition to give you an all expense paid trip to compete! To read more, check out the flyer on page 7! This month I chose Blue Horse Charities as our donation charity because of their amazing love for horses. Their goal is to protect the beautiful creatures that have served us for hundreds of years. We make horses go through grueling work, and we make them carry us through wars. Still, some people just want to turn them into a burger. Please, help us support Blue Horse Charities, and let’s keep horses out of the slaughter house. I hope you like this months edition, and thank you for sticking with us through all our strange months.
Kyra Ruben editor of The Chestnut
TOP 5 HORSE BREEDS All horses are beautiful, and different breeds have different personalities. So most 7ind it hard to choose a favorite breed. A horse needs to be strong, yet gentle, and a loyal friend. And also, most people don’t mind if they’re pretty. So here is the world’s top pick of beautiful horses with beautiful personalities. 1. Arabians- Arabians are a breed of horses that evolved from ancient deserts of the Middle East. Arabians are now one of the most popular breeds in America, because Arabians have incredible energy, a gentle personality, and are very intelligent. These traits allow riders to do better in most equine sports and activities. Today, Arabians spend as much time on trails and in the fields as they do at horse shows and other events. 2.Quarter Horses- Quarter horses are great at sprinting over long distances, and are nicknamed ‘World’s fastest athlete’ and ‘America’s horse’. They are short, usually don’t need a martingale because of their refined head, and a well- body with powerful, rounded headquarters. Quarter horses come in nearly all colors. The most common color is a brownish red color, or sorrel, which is part of the ‘chestnut’ group. Quarter horses also come in different colors like black, bay, brown, buckskin, grey, , dun (blue and red), bay roan (blue and red also) and white. 3. American Paint Horse- the American Paint has a pattern of a white and darker color, and looks like it has ‘paint’ splattered on it. It is nicknamed a ‘Paint’ horse, put is sometimes called pinto, although there is a huge difference between the two. Those two terms are both used to describe spotted horses, but a pinto is different from a paint solely due to bloodlines. A pinto can be born from any different breed of parents, although recently some Pinto registries have added some restrictions, but for an American Paint horse to be registered, it must have been born from an American Quarter horse, an American Paint, or a Thoroughbred, although a small number of ‘solids’ have registered in to the Paint registry.
4. American Miniature-the american miniature is a breed based on height, which means by the time they’ve finished maturing they can’t be more than 34 inches tall. These tiny horses are replicas of their larger cousins and will look like Quarter Horses, Arabs, and Draft Horses. Minis thrive on attention and are actually very intelligent, which makes them great companions for young children especially. People who can’t afford the time and upkeep of a horse find them wonderful for relieving stress, and being a sweet and adorable friend. 5. Thoroughbred- The Thoroughbred is a horse originally bred in England, and only came to North America in 1730. The Thoroughbred comes in a wide variety of colors, such as Bay, Black, Chestnut, Gray, Roan, White, and Palomino. It developed in the 17th and 18th century, when the native mares were crossbred with Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman stallions. The Thoroughbred is a tall, slim, athletic horse who is used mostly for racing, but also used in many other equestrian sports. Although ‘Thoroughbred’ usually refers to any purebred horse, it technically only refers to the Thoroughbred breed. thoroughbreds are said to be ‘hot blooded’, and are known for their agility, spirit and speed. !
The REAL Horse News So, everyone has probably heard of bike lanes, right? Well, we are proposing a new idea that equestrian bike-‐lane lovers will love! Horse Lanes. Yes, Horse lanes, lanes for horses. I mean really, we have lanes for over-‐sized treadmills with pedals, why can’t we have them for beautiful, caring animals who just want to mingle and canoodle with bike riders?!
Now, here’s how we’d set this upon the roads. Of course, horses and bikers would have different lanes so the puny bikers wouldn’t get run over, and then cars would be in between the two. And we’re considering having an English lane and a Western lane, with poles on the Western lane and jumps, preferably oxers, on the English lane. Then, of course, we’d have a pregnant and old horse lane with lots of grain and pretty 7lowers. And if a horse kicks or bites other horses, they would wear a special bumper sticker saying ‘I have muscle spasms’ or ‘I sharpen my teeth every day’. Don’t we have such creative staff…? Since horses sometimes have a tendency to ‘run out’ on a jump or barrels, a penalty for a driver hitting a horse would only be the cost of the horse times 10, for food and board costs. Of course, it would depend if the driver is an equestrian, because they would never hit a horse. On the other hand, some horse-‐hating humans would probably get a seven hundred dollar fee, plus 10 times the horses cost. So, now that we’ve explained how our horse lanes will work, we want to show you an actual image of a horse lane that’s been set up in the virtual world of horse-‐tropica! ENJOY! @http;thechestnuthorselanes.com
Most people, when thinking of equestrians, think of tight jackets, uncomfortable boots and collared shirts. But, you can have much more fun with clothing than that. One of my favorite things that are going on right now are the color coordinations between horse and rider. Riders are designing their show wardrobe based on their horse, and it not only looks cool, but the judges seem to like the idea as well. It makes your horses beauty stand out, and it makes you seem more together and professional. We also have some new apparel that cannot be found anywhere else. We want to make sure that you and your horse look as amazing as you are. So, enjoy, but don’t take too long! This is a limited pre- Summer edition. An adorable suit and tie set, made preferably for riders owning a gray horse. The light tangerine of the britches will bring out the silver of your horses coat. For a nice touch, have a white close contact pad with an cream colored all purpose pad. Only $59.95 for the jacket plus tie, and the cream shirt and orange britches for $23.99 and $34.99. If you buy the whole set, we’ll give you it for only $120 plus shipping. Baby blue cotton top, white full scarf colar. This is a particularly interesting shirt, because collars like this are not commonly found in US competitions, not because they’re disliked, but because they are usually very expensive. It’s 100 percent cotton, and guaranteed to last you a while. This shirt goes beautifully with dark chestnut horses, but not black. Leave the saddle pad simple and white, and let your horses coat seem dark and deep. It’s a beautiful contrast, for only $19.95.
These adorable half chaps are the finest quality, and guaranteed to last you a few years. The stripe down the zipper and the unique coloring that latches under your boot are some of the many beautiful details that these chaps provide. In baby blue, dust rush, and noir chic, they’re only $21.99, so this is a deal not to pass up.
All the proceeds from this line will be donated to the Blue Horse Charities, and organization that keeps horses away from the slaughter horse. For more info, visit them at www.bluehorsecharities. org
This sweater is our custom piece of the month. It’s airy, but thick so it’s perfect for Summer and Winter. With an adorable fringe ‘main’ on the sleeve, it adds a cute yet fierce personality to the item. It has a slimming shape near the waist, but widens towards the hips. This piece is meant for riders, as it is not for a ‘skinny’ shape. For a great price of $18.95.
The Rolex just passed,and we would like to congratulate the winner of the 2013 Rolex, Andrew Nicholson and his amazing steed, Quimbo. For those of you who don’t know, the Rolex is one of the biggest equestrian competitions in the World. It is a three day competition based on three diﬀerent skill tests : dressage, show jumping, and cross country. It takes a great relationship with your horse to win the Rolex, and do it safely. The horse and rider must train for years to win a competition like this, and for your horse to be loyal to you like that, it takes love. And now that you know a bit about the Rolex, lets talk about the upcoming Rolex, 2014. I bet you haven’t even started thinking about next year, and if you have, and are already training to either redeem yourself from loss or win as a beginner. If so, you are like us. Because we have. And we have an oﬀer that no equestrian can pass up. Being the most famous equestrian magazine in the world, we have great connections. Great like knowing everyone in the eventing world. So, considering our reputation, the Rolex has ﬁnally considered an idea we had a while ago. Holding a competition to let one of our readers compete!!!!!!! You must represent the United States of America, no matter where you’re from, and remember that you will have to do well in all categories to win. A competition like this can be dangerous, as you can see, and think it over before you enter. But, if you are safe and know what you are doing, you should be okay. No promises.
Would you and your horse like to be the next faces of the horse world? If so, call the number at the bottom of the page. We’ll be waiting! -‐Kyra Ruben, editor of the The Chestnut
TheChestnut@gmail.com 1 314 304 4651
This was sent in by Katy Lilihann . Thanks so much! This is a gorgeous shot. The picture on the second page, the editorâ€™s note, was also from Katy. Keep it up, Katy. You have a gift!