Vintage newspaper accounts of horse related news from yesteryear

Meow! Society Column Slays the 1896 National Horse Show

November 17th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

A bit of context first. The "Horse Show" refers to the National Horse Show founded in 1883 by a group of wealthy, influential sportsmen. The reporter, Cholly Knickerbocker, is a pseudonym used by a series of society columnists writing for the New York American and New York Journal. The writer penning as Cholly is actually John [...]

Weaning Woes and Other Considerations of Youth

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Perth, WA October 7, 1906: Horsebreeders are often at a loss to know exactly when to wean. It is a matter which circumstances alone should decide. From five to six months is generally about the weaning age. A very delicate foal or a backward youngster may run a little longer than that, but it is always [...]

President’s Equestrian Portrait Headlines the News

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

New York, September 18, 1790. The President’s Portrait, Is finifhed by Trumbull - and a fine thing it is; defigned and executed in his fuperior ftyle of excellence. it is a full length, in his uniform of blue and bugs - boots and fpurs - head uncovered, - moft nobly relieved, in contract with a luminous [...]

May I Please Have a Glass of Tepid Water?

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Advice from the weekly column "Horse" Perth, AUS, August 1906: The question of watering before or after feeding has never been settled. A leading: English authority states that horses should never be watered after feeding, but always before, especially if the feed, is grain. If a horse is very thirsty give him water, aud then wait [...]

Don’t Try This Technique Today!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

He Stops a Runaway Team and Thereby Saves Many Lives. CHICAGO, IL May: Officer Ted Richards is one of the policemen in gray clothes who ride up and down Michigan Avenue. He was on duty yesterday morning when an immense crowd gathered in front of the Leland Hotel to see the bicycle racers start down the [...]

Those Confounded Velocipedes!

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon. She was visiting in Burlington, where Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gilbert, Mrs. Luke [...]

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: |

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey. Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South Manchester Sunday. It ran away at the railroad crossing at Buckland, and two hours later was found, together with sleigh, stuck [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston Hill road at 179th street at dusk to-night, when she saw a runaway horse with an empty sleigh careening behind dashing [...]

Slow News Day?

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day - "Mrs. Wilson's Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke"?  Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, [...]