Posts of timely information and equestrian news from around the world.

Now Boarding Passenger’s With Minis

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Southwest Airlines announced their updated policy on service animals on their flights and that includes miniature horses. The policy changes were developed from customer and employee feedback and guidelines developed by the Department of Transportation. "We welcome emotional support and trained service animals that provide needed assistance," said Steve Golberg, the Senior VP of Operations and [...]

Hawaii’s Wild Horses Are Dying

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

A mysterious illness is killing the wild horses of Waipio Valley, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Struggling horses were first spotted in June. Initially, the horse’s gait becomes abnormal and as their muscles atrophy they are unable to walk at all. To date 11 wild horses have died. The neurological presentation is unique, nothing that [...]

Everybody Loves Raymond the Mule

July 21st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Folks familiar with the wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are over the moon. Raymond, the last mule living among the coastal herds and renowned local celebrity is back! Raymond was struggling last year, having lost all his mares, unable to keep up with them because his feet were badly overgrown. Specialists with the Corolla [...]

British Dressage Overturns Mule Ban

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Mules are now welcome to compete in British Dressage thanks to Wallace the Great. Wallace, an 11 year old rescued mule, was recently banned from competing simply because he is a mule. The fracas began when Lesley Radcliffe, Wallace's guardian at the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary,  attempted to register the mule as a replacement for a Team [...]

Mini’s Instincts Saved Her Life

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Any disaster is terrifying. There is seldom time to consider options, decisions must often be made in the moment. Those decisions often mean the difference between life and death. Her instinct to seek higher ground certainly saved her life. Leaf, a 9-year-old miniature mare was found on a roof Monday in western Japan. Days of torrential [...]

War Horse Memorial Unveiled

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Her name is Poppy – a name chosen in a nationwide contest by the Guides and Brownies. The War Horse memorial was unveiled June 6 at the Ascot racecourse. The bronze sculpture stands in honor of the millions of animals who died during WW1 pressed into service by man. The memorial is the work of equine [...]

This Weekend New York is All About Queens and Crowns

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Winning one of this weekend’s races at Belmont Park (NY) would be a dream come true for anyone including a couple of queens who have thrown their hats, err, crowns in the races. The queen's horse "Call to Mind". On Friday, Queen Elizabeth’s 4 year old turf colt Call to Mind will run in [...]

Meet the Royal steeds leading tomorrow’s Royal wedding

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a Royal wedding tomorrow, May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry and the world will celebrate with them. Every wedding is special but when a Royal marries, you can expect a great deal of tradition, pomp and horses, lots of beautiful horses. Storm and Tyrone [...]

Austin Police Want to DRAFT Your Horse

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The Austin Texas Police Mounted Patrol is looking for a new horse, perhaps you have a candidate? Earlier this week they posted a public plea on their Facebook Page. Ideal Characteristics Gelding Draft, draft/quarter horse cross or large quarter horse Preferably between 15.3 and 16.1 5-8 years old No medical issues Steady disposition Saddle broke Experience [...]

Abused Horse Sues Former Owner

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Justice, an 8-year-old horse is suing his previous abusive owner for $100,000 to recover the cost of medical care and its pain and suffering. Encouraged by a concerned neighbor, Justice’s owner scheduled a vet check for the horse in March 2017. The vet determined that the horse was emaciated, covered with lice and rain rot and [...]