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First WARHorse Grave Protected

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Blackie’s grave has been granted heritage protection in England. His is the first war horse grave to be so honored and one of more than 1000 historical sites given protection in 2017. An estimated 8 million horses died in WW1 either killed during battle, or the effects of disease and starvation. More than 8 million [...]

Horseback Carolers Herald the Holiday

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

The holiday season is upon us, colorful lights brighten evening commutes, pine wreaths welcome us at every doorway, ornaments and tinsel adorn the trees in our living rooms. The holidays fill our senses perhaps none more than holiday sounds, particularly songs. This past weekend, residents of Fox Crossing, Wisconsin were serenaded by carolers, better yet, carolers [...]

Thoroughbred Community Helping Their Own

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

People around the world are finding ways to help Californians. Many in the Thoroughbred community are working to specifically help track employees affected by the fires. Donations are streaming into various funds but there are a few unique efforts underway. California Chrome Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee [...]

FEI’s Best Groom 2017 – Alan Davies

December 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Congratulations, Alan Davies, 48, Head Traveling Groom for Carl Hester. Alan has travelled the world tending Carl’s top horses, Uthopia, Nip Tuck and the recently retired Valegro. His awards include Team GB Groom of the Year, Horse & Hound Groom of the Year, The British Grooms Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Equestrian Federation Medal of [...]

Gomer Saved a Horse from the Glue Factory

December 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Jim Nabors died in his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 30. Born in rural Alabama in 1930, Nabors was the youngest of three children. Sever asthma prevented him from an active childhood playing sports. Instead, he focused on performance arts – theater, band and singing. His rural upbringing provided a foundation for his most famous [...]

This Horse Ain’t Talking

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

Horse ownership requires a bit of a mental armor and is not for the squeamish. We are obligated to wipe off snot, pick eye buggers, remove beans, squeeze puss and clean poopy tails. Veterinarians deal with maladies at a whole ‘nother level – SUPER HERO level! Veterinary students at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa handled [...]

Senior Mare Dumped in the Everglades

November 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dumping a horse is never a good idea, never. Sadly, it is a decision upon which some horse owners resort and seems to be the case for this grey mare in south Florida. On November 19, off-duty animal control officers were hunting pythons in the Everglades when they stumbled upon the distressed mare trapped shoulder deep [...]

County Bans Beloved Warhorse

November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

There’s a war, of sorts, brewing over the roundabouts in Norfolk, England. The battle centers around a large Warhorse sculpture and the safety of passing traffic. Artist Damian O’Connor built the 10-foot-tall, one ton Warhorse of steel, wood and Norfolk reeds. In the wee hours of the morning, O’Connor trailers the giant horse to various Norfolk [...]

Police Throw Horse in Jail

November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Faceiro is a horse who lives in Brazil. He leads a typical horse’s life; eats grass, naps in the sunshine and enjoys an occasional ride. But over the weekend, things changed for Faceiro. This unassuming "regular kind of" horse has achieved a certain level of notoriety after being arrested. Faceiro was being ridden by a friend [...]

Trick Rider’s Last Wish

November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Arlene Lamar, 89, in hospice care in Kansas City, Missouri had a final wish to attend the American Royal’s United Professional Horseman’s Association National Saddlebred Championship this past weekend. Friends and family got together and made it happen for Arlene, including a front row VIP seat. A lifelong equestrian, Arlene began riding when she was 5 [...]