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Come hither POLISH ARAB fans! Actually, ANY HORSE PERSON will love this film! I was glued… THE PATH TO GLORY.






I rarely have a few hours to sit down and watch a movie.  Do you?

But, I took the time recently to view my friends at HORSEFLY FILMS‘ documentary on the history of the Polish Arab horse, PATH TO GLORY; The Rise and Rise of the Polish Arabian Horse.

There were 2 DVDs included so I figured I’d watch probably a quarter of it and then come back another day… until I had watched it all.

WELL… WAS I WRONG!  As soon as I popped the first DVD into my computer, I was a goner.  I watched the entire 2 discs, the Special Features and every single extra chapter plus the blooper reel… and I wanted MORE.

It was so fascinating and well done, I couldn’t tear myself away.  Before this film, I really had no idea about the Polish Arab – and now I am a huge fan!

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WHAT IS A ‘POLISH’ ARAB, ANYWAY?

If you are like me, I knew the term, “Polish Arab” but it made no sense to me.  How could a Polish horse be an Arab and vice versa.

The truth is that the Polish Arab is an Arab horse that has been bred specifically and with exacting measures, by the Polish Government.

How?

Well this is very interesting.  Through all the feudal times and waring nations in Europe, a prized possession of the winner over Arabia, was their horse.  Europeans could unite on this one concept, the Arabs had the best horses.  As luck would have it, the Polish people were able to acquire a large number of these Arabs… and through time, came to regard these horses quite highly – and created a very precise breeding program to ensure their quality which begot a National Product and National Treasure.

The Polish Arab horse was one of Poland’s top GNP for many years.

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FASCINATING.

I found the entire documentary fascinating.

They take you through the beginning of the Arab horse, the wars, early Poland, more wars, the establishing genetic markers, the foundation stallions and mares, the incredible boon and incredible bust of the Polish Arab market in America and how this incredible horse has survived it all.

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POLISH GOVERNMENT BREEDING PROGRAM

The fact that the Polish Government – namely one man – was in charge of the Polish Arab program for years, is really quite telling – and amazing.  This one man made all the decision on who would breed to whom, who would be sold, who would be exported… He was THE Polish Arab breeder.  Luckily, he was great at it.

Since true breeding bloodlines had to be imported from Poland, this created a large demand.  This large demand created very high prices… (Some of you may remember Wayne Newton and his huge ranch of Polish Arabians.)  These high prices created a Polish National Product and treasure.

Horsefly Films actually went to Poland and interviewed the key players in this government breeding program.  They were fortunate to meet these celebrated foundation horses and speak to the people who made all of the decisions for the last 60 years.

I found that amazing and brain exploding.  Listening to the history makers tell their stories was enthralling and inspiring.  I literally was a few inches away from my computer screen so I could see every detail of incredible beauty and grace in these gorgeous superstars of the Polish Arabian horse breeding program.

Wow.

I loved this film!  I am now a fan of the Polish Arab – how could I not?!

The filmmaker went inside the Polish Breeding Program headquarters and met the famous Foundation Stallions and Mares!

The filmmaker went inside the Polish Breeding Program headquarters and met the famous Foundation Stallions and Mares!

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Here are just some of the notable superstars of the Polish Arab world.

WEBSITE

Here is the website… I have no affiliation other than I admire these women filmmakers and horsemen.

I am sure you will love this film and keep it in your library.

I know why it won so many awards...  ;)

I know why it won so many awards… ;)  This is a great film, especially for those who love history and genetics!

 

 


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HAS ANYONE USED ‘CONFIDENCE EQ’? It replicates the PHEROMONES of their mothers… for a calming effect. PLEASE TELL ME YOUR RESULTS!






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Have you ever used “Confidence EQ”?

The premise is that this product can be used prior to stressful situations because it replicates the soothing signals a mare sends to her nursing foal.

Hmmmm.  The theory sounds promising!  And it seems like a simple application – you just rub some under their nose like Vicks.  They inhale it and relax.  (I wish they made it for Humans…).

CONFIDENCE EQ was created by Ceva Animal Health which also has created a dog and cat remedy based on the same therapy.  They say all are successful remedies.

I have not tried any of the Ceva products; although I saw that Valley Vet and many of the regulars carry CONFIDENCE EQ, so it appears mainstream.

I’d love to hear your feedback!   If you’ve tried CONFIDENCE EQ, PLEASE let me know!

ACCORDING TO THE WEBSITE…

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WHAT IS CONFIDENCE EQ®?

ConfidenceEQ from Ceva Animal Health is designed to help reduce stress in your horse. It replicates the soothing signals a mare sends to her nursing foal. Based on the science of pheromone communication, ConfidenceEQ speaks to your horse in a language they instinctually understand.

Apply the convenient single-packet gel to the nostrils of your horse and you’ll see the science in action. You may even notice a flexing of the top lip called the Flehman Response. This natural behavior is how horses receive and interpret the pheromones, the first indication that the science of calming is at work.

How CONFIDENCE EQ is applied.

How CONFIDENCE EQ is applied.

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First, you apply it under the nostrils and then the brain sends out the ‘relax’ signal.

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The horse receives a direct signal that makes sense to him – as if it came from a trusted source.

STRESSFUL situations.

STRESSFUL situations.

A VIDEO THAT TELLS THE HISTORY of CONFIDENCE EQ and HAS SOME TESTIMONIALS…

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PLEASE email me if you have a favorable or not so favorable history with CONFIDENCE EQ, so that I may tell all the readers if this is a great product.

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