Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Horses of Sand and Water

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Part of their appeal maybe their lack of permanence. They are not to behold for centuries like the equestrian sculptures of da Vinci or Remington, they are fickle to time. They will soon melt in the sun or wash away in the tide, erased forever by nature. Their pending demise seems to add to their allure, [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was also tough, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indians, he was a legendary warrior and fearless leader committed to protecting his people’s way of life. The Belle Fourche River Historians believe that Crazy Horse [...]

Cross Training Fitness Test for Your Horse

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Jec outlines a basic test that will help you gauge your working horse’s fitness level for the New Year. Get in the habit of performing a fitness test every 6 to 8 weeks. This will be your check-up and time to assess which cross-training exercises to utilize over the next several weeks. Remember that the goal [...]

Trail Riding Duo Captivates Internet

January 4th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Louis and Comet enjoy spending time together, in fact they’re practically inseparable. Owner, Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer, said she often catches the pair nuzzling particularly after they’ve been out on a ride. You heard right, “after they’ve been out on a ride”, you see Louis the Siamese cat often rides Comet the pony near [...]

This is Your Chance to Witness the Birth of Racing Royalty

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

Springtime in Kentucky means one thing – foals! This year the public has unprecedented access to foaling with FOAL PATROL! The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame developed this unique interactive web program that allows fans an up-close, day-by-day look at the foaling process at Thoroughbred horse farms. FOAL PATROL is a collective of live web [...]

A New Perspective Under-Horse

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

Those rooftop footsteps overhead may not belong to Santa and his reindeer… …for Andrius Burba the source is more likely a cat, dog or even a horse. Burba, a professional photographer from Lithuania, photographs animals from underneath. His first project, cats, was such a success, he went on to photograph dogs, bunnies and more recently, [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree was impeccable and expectations for her racing career were high. However, those who worked with the fragile mare were skeptical. Light Fingers, trained by Bart Cummings, she would, at least for a time, sway skeptics and [...]

Big Wheels Keep on Turning – FEI Indoor Driving Championships

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

The fifth leg of the FEI World Cup Driving competition runs December 12-18 in London. Boyd Exell, AUS, is the current leader winning a nail biter last weekend in Geneva after initially being eliminated. During Round 1, Exell was eliminated when he knocked down a fence at the water element. The clock was stopped so the [...]

Meet Bucking Champion Virgil

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

John McNeely, 53, has been raising bucking horses on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana since high school.  One of his horses, Virgil, a big 13-year-old grey gelding was recently honored by his cowboy peers as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bareback Horse of the Year. Virgil’s bucking talents have also been recognized by the Canadian Professional [...]