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Tragic – Horribly Mangled By A Hollywood Car

January 17th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses|Tags: |

January 4 1908, Hollywood, CA (USA): Miss May Duffy, Mrs. W.A. Clark's Maid, Fatally Injured While Riding Along Sunset Boulevard. Her Thoroughbred Horse Killed. May Duffy, employed as a maid by Mrs. W.A. Clark Jr. was thrown from Mrs. Clark's Kentucky saddle horse in front of a Hollywood car yesterday and was hideously mangled. The horse [...]

Then the horse said, “pull my finger”

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Dear Appy, Fun, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, I'm really good to my horse. Why does she feel the need to fart at the precise moment I'm grooming her tail or giving her a good scratch? Flatulent Filly Mom Dear Mom, Geesh,you humans are so uptight about passing gas. I see you crouching in the corner of the tack room to let [...]

Case #39: The Not So NEIGHborly NEIGHbor

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Fun, Handcuffs & Halters, Management, Series|Tags: |

An entire residential building in Russia has gone to the dogs…well, actually its gone to the horses…and residents are not happy about it. A Russian man was recently arrested and charged with “tormenting of two or more people”. Nearly every night since April 2018, Yury Kondratyev has inconvenienced his neighbors by blasting the sound of horses [...]

Can’t Stand the Mount?

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, My person takes so long to mount it’s hard standing still. Especially when she puts her foot in the stirrup I rock back or take a step back. She won’t mount when I do that. I’m not against her riding. Why do I do that and how can she teach me with positive reinforcement [...]

The First Horse Show Held on an Ocean Liner

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , , |

A Horse Show on an Ocean Liner January 1911, Atlantic Ocean - New York (USA) to London (UK): A horse show which was held on board the Atlantic Transport Liner Minnewaska on one of its trips from London to New York, was probably the first of its kind ever held upon the bosom of the [...]

Concerned About Birds

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Dear Appy,  My barn has a lot of windows, they provide great lighting and a way for the breeze to pass through. Unless the weather is really bad, the windows remain open. But I’m wondering if I need to close them. Last spring several birds used the windows to fly in and out of the barn, [...]

Old Joe Gone

May 18th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Death of Col. Baxter Smith’s War Horse - A Historic Animal - Campaigns and Battles in which He Was Engaged. Died on May 17, 1883, Joe Massengale, the cavalry horse of Col. Baxter Smith, aged about 27 years. Nashville, TN (USA) May1883: Old Joe was a beautiful bay, handsomely formed and was certainly of illustrious [...]

Talk to the Tail

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy My name is Officer Bea. I live in the barn with 5 other cats and I am in charge. What I say goes. I’m tolerant until someone gets out of line, then  I am quick to assert myself. I whip my tail back and forth until the perpetrator backs down. Its all about the [...]

Can’t Get Enough of Those Big Fuzzy Ears

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe its the rows of chocolate bunnies that greet me when I enter the grocery store. Maybe its the blooming tulips, iris and azaleas dotted about my yard. Maybe its the beautiful pastel eggs my chickens provide every day. Whatever the reason, I’ve got Easter on my mind and can’t stop looking at Pinterest photos of [...]

Two Horses. Two Outcomes. The Cyclone of 1880

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Taylorville, ILL (USA) April 1880: Near the hour of sunset of Saturday, April 24, 1880, the western part of Christian county was visited with a terrible cyclone, which swept everything in its path and was very destructive of life and property. The storm entered Christian county about four or five miles northwest from Morrisonville and traveled [...]