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No Blood, Sweat or Tears Shed Teaching This Painting Pony

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Under Ponciin's tuteledge, Teddy finished his first painting in about two hours.PC: SWNS: South West News Service Elodie Poncin, an art and design student at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England wanted her last student art exhibit to be memorable. Inspired by her lifelong passion for horses, Poncin decided to incorporate horses into her [...]

Horse Beats Man in Annual Race

June 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

June 8, 2019, Llanwrtwd in Powys, Wales: Saturday marked the 40th running of the Whole Earth Man v Horse race. This year’s competitors included 650 runners and 60 horse and riders for the 22 miles, 35km, cross country event. The event, began in 1980 when local pub owner, Gordon Green overheard a discussion between two men [...]

Did She Shoot the Man Shooting Wild Horses

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

On May 2, an amateur photographer was taking photos of wild horses at the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber/Overgaard, Arizona (USA) when gunshots rang out. “I saw the horses get startled and I was startled,” said Kathie Reidhead who took cover behind a fallen tree. Reidhead watched a man take four or five shots at [...]

Female Outrider Catches Loose Preakness Horse

May 19th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

The stars of yesterday’s Preakness race were not the winning horse and jockey but the loose horse and pursuing outrider team. Bodexpress ran the entire race without his jockey, John Valezquez, unceremoniously dumped at the starting gate. A loose horse on the track is incredibly dangerous and fortune smiled at Pimlico on Saturday when Bodexpress ran [...]

School District Hires Pony

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

April 30, 2019 Lakewood, NJ (USA): Nearly a fifth of the preschool students enrolled in the Lakewood school district have special education needs. To meet those needs, the school district is adding additional classes and seeking help from a unique resource - EATS or Equine-Assisted Therapy. Peanut is one of several therapy ponies and dogs that [...]

Retiree’s Good Deed Saves Young Donkey’s Life

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

May 2, 2019 Reche Canyon, CA (USA): Roger Eldridge was on his way home when he came upon a donkey in the middle of the road. Concerned, he got out of the car to check the animal when he realized it was a baby. Eldridge took the donkey home and contacted animal services. “That little donkey [...]

Disney Welcomes A Special Foal

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

April 26, 2019, Orlando, FL (USA):  Disney has introduced a special addition to the Walt Disney World Resort, Lilly the Shetland pony. Lilly, named after Walt Disney’s wife, is the first white Shetland pony born at Disney’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Lilly is the offspring of Lady and Ferdinand who are members of the team trained to pull [...]

Horse Led by Car Through Busy Streets

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

April 20, 2019 Hai’an City, Jiangsu Province (CHN): Two men in mainland China were recently stopped by police for leading a horse on city streets from a car. Traffic monitors noticed the horse on camera and dispatched police. The driver did not initially comply with officer’s attempts to stop. When the driver eventually stopped, he told [...]

Unlikely Horse Joins Caisson Program

April 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

He was born wild, a mustang roaming free in the American west. Free until his herd was rounded up and he was sent to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) chosen for the inmate wild horse training program and a better chance for adoption. He excelled with his training, this a large, black-bay horse with a [...]

Montreal’s Pink Pony Mystery Solved

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

APRIL, 2019, Montreal, Canada: Early in the month, frantic Canadians scoured the Île Sainte-Hélèn, an island in Montreal, for a lost pony sporting a pink mane. Photos of the pony posted on Facebook sparked elaborate search efforts by officials, rescue groups and concerned neighbors. No one could imagine how or why the pony was wandering the [...]