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

Today is National Lollipop Day

July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

July 20 is National Lollipop Day in the U.S., an annual observation of this popular treat sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.  Why are we writing about candy on WARHorses? Bradley Smith Co., New Haven, CT.Photo Courtesy: New Haven Museum and Historical Society On October 13, 1931, the name “Lolly Pop” was official registered [...]

Researchers Use Horses in Genetic Breakthrough

July 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Edward Muybridge made history in 1878 his photographic studies in motion. He assembled a series of still shots then transferred the images to a disk. The disk was spun animating the stills to produce motion. One of his early animations was the mare, Annie G, trotting and galloping. It is one of the sequences that settled [...]

Congress Just Took One Step in the Wrong Direction

July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The return of horse slaughter plants in the U.S. moved closer to fruition in yesterday’s committee vote. The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday (July 12, 2017) to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States. The committee’s vote removes the Amendment that blocks funding for Agricultural inspectors at horse slaughter [...]

One Man’s Ambition to Change TB Racing in Britain

July 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It is the brainchild of Mehmet Kurt, a Turkish businessman with a passion for thoroughbred racing. The Kurtsystem aims to revolutionize training methods eliminating breakdowns caused by human error and to help young horses develop stronger joints, bones and muscles for their racing careers. Kurt was inspired to find a better way to train young thoroughbreds [...]

Wildfire Safety DON’T for Horses

July 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Preparing for evacuation from the wildfires near Williams Lake, British Columbia (CAN), Cindy Roddick asked her 15-year-old son Jacob to spray paint their phone number on the family’s two horses. “What the hell happened to my horse?” she asked on inspecting her son’s work. It seems Jacob misunderstood his instructions. "I thought she told me to [...]

Deadly Hendra virus Confirmed (AUS)

July 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

An unvaccinated, 11-year-old gelding was euthanized in Queensland, NSW, on July 9 the first case of Hendra virus (HeV) this year. The Hendra virus is unique to Queensland or northern NSW. It was discovered in 1994 at a racing stable in the suburb of Hendra, Brisbane after a horse trainer and 14 of his horses died. [...]

Household Cavalry Musical Ride

July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Written by Kristen Kovatch, Managing Editor, Originally published June 28, 2017. This drone-filmed time lapse of the Household Cavalry's musical ride at Combermere Barracks in Windsor shows you a masterful drill team performance like you've never seen before! The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is perhaps one of the most high-profile mounted units in the world, [...]

Brother from Another Mother?

June 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

China’s history extends back an incredible 750,000 years to the time when Peking Man strolled about modern day Beijing. Given such vast time, its conceivable that evidence of ancient man, artifacts and bones, can be found just about everywhere. In 2003 workers for the city of Chengdu were expanding the local airport. They discovered not one [...]

All the Queen’s Horses – a Week of Indulgence

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Surely the Queen’s cup runneth over when it comes to horses, particularly this week. In a seven-day window the Queen has indulged in horses as she celebrated Trooping the Colours last Saturday, a hack through the grounds at Windsor Castle on Monday and is spending Tuesday through Saturday afternoons at the Ascot Racecourse. It really is [...]

The Queen and Prince Philip Out Horsing Around

June 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Queen, 91, and Duke of Edinburgh, 96, had an unexpected “free day” and spent it at Windsor castle with their horses. The Queen was scheduled to be in London for the State Opening of Parliament but that was rescheduled for Wednesday. So she donned a pair of breeches and went for a leisurely ride. Meanwhile [...]