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

There’s One Sure Way to Improve the Queen’s Day – Add Horses!

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 28 2019 (UK): The Queen enjoyed a busy day in Somerset, where she unveiled a commemorate plaque at the new Kings Bruton Music Centre, enjoyed an exhibit at Hauswer & Wirth Art Gallery and visited Manor Farm Stables where she fed carrots to the race horses, many of whom she was acquainted having seen them [...]

500 Years and Running -The Kiplingcotes Derby

March 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

The Kiplingcotes Derby has been run every year near Market Weighton, East Yorkshire (UK) since 1519. The race is held the third Thursday of March at 11 a.m. This year’s race marked its 500th anniversary. The annual race is a four-mile cross-country course. The race starts near the defunct Kiplingcotes railway station and [...]

Millions of Farm Animals Drown

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

The bomb cyclone that caught Bernadette the horse in a 7 foot snow drift last week continues to wreak havoc. Heavy rains and melting snow are blamed for catastrophic flooding in the midwest setting records in 6 states. Sadly 3 people are confirmed dead and 2 others missing. People and animals are suffering but as we [...]

Elderly Arab Frozen Inside Snow Drift

March 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 13, 2019 Rush, Colorado (USA): There are certain weather events that defy preparation. You are simply left to deal with it the best you are able. Wednesday’s Bomb Cyclone paralyzed parts of the central US with hurricane strength winds and drifting snow. A bomb cyclone is a meteorological term for a storm that intensifies quickly [...]

BLM Will Pay You To Adopt A Wild Horse or Burro

March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

March 12, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that they will pay anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro $1000. According to the BLM, an estimated 82,000 wild horses and burros live on public land, more than triple the number allotted. The animals are routinely rounded up and placed in holding [...]

Horse Hauled in Pick Up Bed on Highway

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

March 11, 2019, Corrigan, TX (USA): Drivers on US-59 were horrified to see a horse struggling to stand in the back of a pick up truck going 70 miles per hour down the expressway Monday morning. The driver photographed holding the saddled horse’s reins through the open back window of the cab. A Texas trooper [...]

Assateague Island Horse Census Report

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

February 28, 2019, Berlin, MD (USA): The National Park Service (NPS) says it has completed its February 2019 population census of wild horses on Assateague Island, which noted that three aged mares are missing and presumed dead. The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 76 horses, including 21 stallions and 55 mares. The [...]

Central Park’s Only Dedicated Mounted Patrol Team Retires

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

February 27, New York, NY (USA): Detective John Reilly and his partner Trooper are the only mounted officers assigned to patrol Central Park in New York City. Last week both officers retired. Detective Reilly “aged out” when he turned 63, the mandatory retirement age for members of the New York City Police Department. Trooper, 15, has [...]

Mini Trike To Make Big Trek

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

UK based horse trainer and award winning film maker, Emma Massingale is embarking on a “miniature” adventure this summer. Emma will be trekking with two miniature horses across Europe in a custom built carriage but here’s the twist. Emma will be providing all the horse power. Emma will peddle her two miniature horses, Percy and Stanley, [...]

Retiring Army Mule Seeks New Home

February 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

It may surprise you to learn that today's modern armed forces still utilize horses, mules and donkeys part of a long standing military tradition - caisson horses, Sergeant Reckless. Every animal is considered an active member of the unit. When they reach retirement age, the military employs a strict vetting process to transition them into loving [...]