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

Baltimore Police LOVE Slurpees

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

Original Slurpee Slurpee, a 17-year-old member of Baltimore’s mounted patrol unit was retired earlier this year after 10 years of service to the city. He was donated by 7-Eleven who raised funds to purchase and train the horse. This week 7-Eleven stepped up again donating Slurpee’s replacement, Slurpee. New Slurpee is a 4-year-old, [...]

Grandfather Delivers Promise on Horseback

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Hans Watzl, 62, fulfilled a big promise to his grandchildren this week – to pick them up from school on horseback. Certainly, a promise requiring careful planning but in this case complicated more when distance is factored. Watzl lives in a village near Nuremberg, Germany but his grandchildren attend school in Münster - 350 miles away [...]

Horse Owners Evacuating Florida Are Welcome in Georgia

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

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded and she is bearing down on the Caribbean and U.S. mainland. If that sentence does not prompt concern (scare the bejeezus out of you) consider these facts compiled by CNN; Irma’s tropical form winds cover a 65,000 square miles – [...]

Hurricane Harvey Dumps On Houston’s Horses

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

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Houston, Texas. The Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph dumped up to 30” of rain on Houston, the 4th largest U.S. city with 2.3 million people. Downgraded today to a tropical storm, Harvey is headed back into the gulf where it will regain strength and make a [...]

Klimke Clinches Gold

August 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ingrid Klimke receives her Individual Gold medal. Photo Courtesy equipe-foto.de Ingrid Klimke, 49, won her first individual gold medal at the FEI European Eventing Championship in Poland this week. Ingrid competed with her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Horseware Hale Bob OLD, aka “Bobbie”. In addition to the individual gold medal, Ingrid won silver as [...]

Dallas Welcomes More Asses

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

There’s lots to celebrate at the Dallas Zoo! Not one but two rare Somalia Wild Ass foals were born in July. Kalila (“dearly loved” in Arabic) was born to Liberty on July 9 and Naima (“calm” in Arabic) born to Hani July 19. Abai their sire arrived at the Dallas Zoo in 2005 on loan from [...]

City Horses Still Pooh Poohed

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Since Antiquity urban equines have been the source of one particular problem. What to do with all that manure? White Angels Swept the Streets of NYC at the turn of the last century Julius Caesar banned horse drawn courts in Rome from dawn to dusk to mitigate gridlock, noise and to allow time to [...]

Przewalski Horse Euthanized at the National Zoo

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

Maja, a 13-year-old Przewalski’s horse was euthanized at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) August 13 for renal failure. Maja began exhibiting signs of distress only two days earlier, she stopped eating, had difficulty standing and walking and had blood in her urine. The decision to euthanize came after she did not respond to treatment and [...]

 USA Women Win the Aga Khan Trophy

August 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

History was made August 11 at the Dublin Horse Show when the USA fielded an all-female team to win the Nation’s Cup for the Aga Khan Trophy. US has won the Aga Khan Trophy 7 times. Laura Kraut, Lillie Keenan, Lauren Hough and Beezie Madden The American squad includes 3 #WARHorses (“women of age”) [...]

The Mongol Derby Update – Finish Line in Sight

August 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Of the 42 strong field that set out, 35 are still going in the 2017 Mongol Derby, the world’s longest, and um, did we mention, toughest, horse race at 1000KM across the Mongolian steppe. The team on the ground report that they’ve had “four seasons in a week with the Mongolian weather - day two saw [...]