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

Forrest Gump’s Got Nothing on This Guy

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

It was only his fourth win of 25 races but what a win - perhaps even the greatest win in horse racing history? Early in the race, Run Rhino Run, abandoned the field drifting to the outside rail where he began to pull away. By the final turn his lead was an astonishing 300 meters whittled [...]

U.S. Arabian Nationals Are This Week

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

The Arabian – Drinker of the  Wind And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying: "I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil And a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories [...]

Man Strikes Police Horse – Goes to Jail

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

It happened again this weekend - someone assaulted a police horse. What’s the deal? What possess someone to walk up to a horse, let alone a working police horse, and smack it? This happens regularly and globally so you can’t blame the local drinking water or airborne toxins. Incapacitation is a common factor, nearly every hitting [...]

Meet Pittsburgh’s New Police Horse

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

Guiness.Photo: Pittsburgh Public Safety Department Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was looking for ways to cut their budget in 2003. Terminating the nearly century year old mounted police unit was just one of many difficult decisions made that year. This spring the city announced that they were looking at ways to bring the mounted unit back. The [...]

Australia’s Superstar Horse of the Year

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For the second year in a row superstar WINX has been crowned Australia’s Horse of the Year. Her reign began 21 victories ago, most recently capped with Saturday’s victory in the Turnbull Stakes at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Winx won the race handily by 6.5 lengths cheered by more than 20,000 fans (twice the number [...]

Budweiser’s 2017 Baby Boon Recap

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Warm Springs Ranch, Missouri is home to the Budweiser Clydesdales. The farm houses more than 70 horses including 15 foals born this year. Jake The first foal, Jake, was born March 21 and the final foal, Rave, born September 28. Each foal can weigh up to 150 lbs. and will stay with their mothers [...]

First Horse Show Powered by Manure

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

The electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. Producing the energy needed for the event requires the annual manure output of 14 horses. This is the first time in the world that the electricity for a major horse show will be produced entirely with horse [...]

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 – [...]