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

Jousting Competition Proves Fatal for One Noble Steed

January 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Americans have always been fascinated by the Renaissance. Since the 1960’s Renaissance Festivals have flourished, providing a venue for attendees to “get into character” and a great place to people watch. Renaissance Festivals employ bands of performers who create an imaginative world of costumed fire eaters, jugglers, musicians, falconers and battling knights. [...]

Horses Thwart Agricultural Thieves in France

January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Gone are the days when horses worked France’s countryside pulling a plow, now they are an effective deterrent to agricultural thieves. Over the last decade, France has seen a steady increase of stolen produce, particularly goods with high commercial value such as oysters, cheese and wine. In recent years agricultural thefts have grown to more than [...]

Pope Comforts Fallen Mounted Policewoman

January 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

During a visit yesterday to Iquique, Chile, Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop after a mounted Chilean policewoman, Ana Belen Aguilera Casas, was thrown off her horse. The horse spooked, frightened by the crowd’s screams as the popemobile passed. Francis stood by the fallen officer, speaking with her, until an ambulance arrived. She was taken [...]

Ben’s Cat Keeps Winning Posthumously

January 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Secretariat’s Vox Populi Award, recognizes a Thoroughbred that has achieved both an impressive racing record but is also popular with the public. Created in 2010 by Secretariat’s late owner, Penny Chenery, the annual “Voice of the People” award honors horses whose stories draw people to Thoroughbred racing. The 2017 Secretariat Vox Populi Award recipient is [...]

Court Forces Closure – Carriage Horses Retired

January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

In December, Philadelphia, PA, courts ordered the closing of the Philadelphia Carriage Company. The order was determined after inspection of the facility and documentation of poor living conditions being provided for their 8 carriage horses. As of January 1, the company ceased operations under a consent decree with the city. This week the former city horses [...]

Icy Rescues for Two Lucky Horses

January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It’s a phenomenon of winter weather – horses falling into frozen ponds. Two recent incidents remind us to fortify our fence lines and perhaps utilize a non-pond pasture when the temps dip below freezing. No one wants their horse to experience this terrifying, potentially deadly situation –  helpless and stuck in icy water. December 13, 2017 [...]

Colorado Inmates Helping Mustangs & Themselves

January 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Since 1986, the Colorado Correctional Industries has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to train gathered wild mustangs and offer them for adoption to qualified applicants. Since, the Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) has trained more than 5,000 mustangs, many adopted to individuals but also to youth riding organizations, handicap and therapeutic [...]

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 [...]