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

Rare Heart Procedure Performed on Thoroughbred

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Management, News|Tags: , |

Veterinarians at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully treated a horse with an unusual atrial fibrillation. The patient, a 6-year-old thoroughbred named Moissanite was diagnosed with the arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke and heart failure. Veterinarians Charlene Cook and Lauren Shamon with Central Georgia Equine Services, Fort Valley, Georgia [...]

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]

Born Deaf and Blind, Tough Sunday Wins His First Stakes Race

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Newborn Tough Sunday struggles to survive. Photo Credit: Tough Sunday FB Tough Sunday never had it easy, not from day one. He was born with “dumb foal syndrome”, deprived of oxygen during birth, he was born blind and deaf.  His first week of life was spent at the veterinary hospital. Tough Sunday showed [...]

Weather’s Whimsy Reminds Us of Horses

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Residents of the east coast of the US are preparing for another blast of winter - the fourth blizzard in March. Snow, ice, flooding, power outages are causing misery of millions. The weather has however bestowed a subtle gift, providing an unexpected glimpse into our past. On Orleans Beach, Massachusetts, last week's 35-foot waves and high [...]

Ride the Retro Wave – My Little Pony is Back

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

They trotted into our lives in 1983 and now they’re back. My Little Pony, the ultimate diminutive pony collectible, returns to celebrate its 35th anniversary. If you missed the pony craze the first time around, here’s your chance to jump on. Toymaker, Basic Fun, has recreated the six original ponies; Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom, Snuzzle, Cotton Candy [...]

The Queen’s Astonishing Race Winnings

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

Many families cherish tradition, passing along great grandma’s wedding china or the helmet worn by great, great granddaddy during WW1. If you happen to be a British Royal, you may well be genetically engineered to behold tradition, particularly regarding a passion for good horses. Photo courtesy: Camera Press/Godfrey Argent Queen Anne enjoyed horse racing [...]

Pfft – Dog Days Don’t Drag This Draft Down

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , , , |

Britain’s oldest surviving breed tilled the soil that fed a nation for centuries. Times have changed, today the critically endangered Suffolk Punch is looking for new purpose as it struggles to survive. One particular Punch has taken up a new job receiving eye popping reactions from the other participants. Craikhow Hall Jensen is a nine-year-old Suffolk [...]

Girls Save Dad’s Life with a Lead Rope

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Management, News|Tags: , |

When Colin Bailey severed his right arm trying to attach a horse trailer to the car, he thought he was a goner. His 12-year-old daughter, Ayumi and her friend, Aja, were the only one’s home. The girls heard Bailey’s cries for help and ran outside to see what was wrong. “I saw the blood and noticed [...]

Protection Pending for Colorado’s Police Horses

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

Colorado is one step closer to protecting the state’s police horses. Last week, House Bill 1041 passed the House of Chambers unanimously. Representative, Marc Catlin and Senator, Don Coram, both Republicans, are sponsors for the protective legislation. There is no specific case of cruelty toward a police horse that inspired the bill, both legislators felt it [...]

Foal Patrol Announcement

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For those who haven’t heard of FOAL PATROL, it is a collective of live web cams following several expecting Thoroughbred mares, read more. OK, explanation complete, lets return to today’ exciting announcement – THE FIRST FOAL HAS ARRIVED! #18 on his feet. Sabbatical x War Front. Born 8 days early, a colt to Sabbatical [...]