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Her Horse Fell Out of the Trailer at 65 MPH

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , |

“I would trade places with her had someone told me what would happen that day.” April Stark knows a thing or two about horses having been around them most of her life. She’s passed her love of horses on to her daughters and coaches their 4H equestrian drill team. April has a particular passion for [...]

Diminutive Drama – 72 Miniature Horses in Limbo

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Breeds, Events, Management, News|Tags: , |

In June 2018, Shirley Kittleson, a 72 year-old veterinarian in rural Minnesota, received a call from the local Humane Society, “could you take in six dozen miniature horses?”. The Humane Society and Watonwan County officials seized the herd of 72 following an anonymous tip asserting mistreatment. The horses owner, Michael Johnson a third generation horse breeder, [...]

One-Eyed Race Horse Retired to Old Friends

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Breeds, Events, Features, Horses, News|Tags: , , |

January 20, 2020, Georgetown, KY (USA): - Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed 2017 Kentucky Derby contender and graded-stakes-placed Patch. The 2014 son of Union Rags out of the A. P. Indy mare Windyindy, Patch was donated to the non-profit organization by owner Calumet Farm following his three-season racing career. [...]

One Woman’s Drive to Help America’s Hungry Children

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , , |

As young, horse loving girls we dream of the day we have a horse of our own. But our dreams don’t stop there. They evolve to galloping through a field of tall grass under a starry sky, splashing through the ocean surf, perhaps even riding across the country alone. They’re only dreams, right? Not for one [...]

The Cleveland Bay Horse Makes History at Colonial Williamsburg

July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , , |

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, are transported back in time to America’s 18th century capital. The town is a living museum of colonial life providing a dimensional perspective to America’s history. The historically accurate experience fully embraces its colonial legacy from its original buildings, cadre of Nation Builders portraying historical figures right down to serving historically [...]

Rare Golden Zebra Photographed In The Wild

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Training|Tags: , |

Visitors to Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Africa will see zebras, a lot of zebras. They are one of the most numerous animals in the park estimated at a quarter million individuals. Among them is one zebra visitors are unlikely to see though it stands out like a sore thumb - a “golden zebra”. Thanks to Sergio [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with Becky Desmond a Lifelong Equestrian with a Competitive Drive

January 5th, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Becky Desmond, 70, and husband, Jim, a Vietnam vet and career Army man, have a shared love of horses and riding. They live in Idaho’s high country, a relatively flat area of temperate climate and few trees that is visually embraced by the Boise Foothills. As a young couple living in Montana they became friends with [...]

You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , |

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last year. All was going well until Digby experienced an unexpected growth spurt. He became too large to maneuver around Patel’s office [...]

U.S. Forest Service Roundup Offers Devils Garden Wild Horses for Adoption

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Events, Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

The first round up in 13 years will begin today, October 10, inside California’s Modoc National Forest. The wild horses of Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory have grown to more than 4000 individuals, well beyond the defined management level of 402 animals. The forest service plans to round up 1000 horses during October and put [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with endurance rider Joyce Sousa and LV Integrity

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , |

He was tied alongside a trailer at an endurance ride, offered for sale. Covered with sweat, he frantically paced back and forth along on the tie. His selling points was singular and not impressive - he bucked off every person who ever tried to ride him. By the end of the day, there were no takers. [...]