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Christina Zygakis

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A novice 30-year old horse rider, with passion for horses. Enthusiastic explorer, looking forward to gain the necessary skills (and capabilities) to get my own horse some day. My equestrian blog is : http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/2017/04/11/beautiful-music-for-dressage-to-music-tests-based-on-harry-potter

Beautiful music for dressage-to-music tests based on Harry Potter

Beautiful music for dressage-to-music tests based on Harry Potter

The show season has begun and the web is full of resources, ideas and... dressage music! And so, I found on YouTube two lovely videos with dressage music from the Harry Potter theme. Apart from the beautiful music, these videos also provide suggestions fo...

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

Here is one more guest post by Christine Meunier! Enjoy! http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/2017/03/07/guest-post-unusual-horse-related-careers BTW, if you would like to be a guest author like Christine for Equestrian from Crete, feel free to send me a message at equestrianfromcrete@yahoo.com or contact me here on Haynet. You may also want to check out the page about guest authors herehttp://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/guest-authors/become-a-guest-author

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/2017/02/24/book-review-thoroughbred-breeders-new-blood-by-christine-meunier

Book review -

Book review - "Thoroughbred Breeders: New Blood", by Christine Meunier

I read Christine Meunier's romance novel "Thoroughbred Breeders: New Blood". The story unfolds in a large stud in Victoria, Australia. Savannah, having a degree in equine breeding, has only worked for a year in Nev's large stud, looking after mares, stall...

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

Hi horsey world! The British family who run the Walk with the Donkeys Sanctuary in Crete need our help again. This week we had a HUGE storm that caused many damages in the area. Of course, the sanctuary did not escape the chaos and has suffered substantial damage. Scraps of metal and plastic are everywhere on the ground. The sanctuary is run with the family's private budget and the generosity their friends and supporters. Let's help them reach their 1,500 goal, which will allow them to fund the reparations. Thanks in advance! https://www.youcaring.com/walkwithdonkeyssanctuarycrete-759251/update/603547?fb_action_ids=436865669978011&fb_action_types=youcaringcom%3Ashare

Click here to support Repair donkey sanctuary shelters after storm damage

Click here to support Repair donkey sanctuary shelters after storm damage

Thank you to all who have supported our emergency appeal so far. We are already one third of the way toward our goal. The weather is being kind to us with blue skies, sunshine and calm conditions.

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/2017/02/02/the-manureman

The manureman

The manureman

So many old professions have been abolished or changed with the arrival of the industrial era. In Crete, on of them was the manureman. His job was collecting equine manure from the streets and roads. Manuremen worked as public servants; they were paid by ...

Christina Zygakis
Christina Zygakis

Love it or hate it, equestrian is a classic equestrian sport http://www.equestrianfromcrete.com/2017/01/14/equestrian-in-the-ancient-olympics-did-you-know

Equestrian in the Ancient Olympics: Did you know?

Equestrian in the Ancient Olympics: Did you know?

Today I read Xenophon's On Horsemanship and Hipparchus and, looking at the introduction of each book, I found interesting information about the add of equestrian to the classical Olympic Games, and I would like to share it with you. Besides, as a Greek an...