Posts related to the broad category of driving horses including any sport, equipment, breed or locations.

Bolting Horses Stopped in Their Tracks

December 13th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: , , , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” regales courageous actions set against the classic 20th century confrontation – horse versus automobile. Harvard Street, 1910 RESCUE THREE IN MOTOR CAR CHASE OF RUNAWAY PAIR. Mrs. Theodore Metcalf and Daughter Owe Lives to Brave Officers. Boston, MA,1910: By pressing an automobile into service and overtaking a pair [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: , |

This latest installment of WARHorses "History's Horses" reports the unfortunate result of drunk driving 160 years ago. The post is tragic but the writing style, judgemental and flourished, is a delight.  Illustration: Samuel Chamberlain 1855 SAD ACCIDENT OCT 8, 1851, Blackstone, MA: One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A [...]

Let the “Flashing” Begin – the Appleby Horse Fair Begins

June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Appleby Horse Fair begins today at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England. Early each June more than 25,000 Roma, travellers and gypsies gather to celebrate their nomadic heritage. It is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Washing the horses down in the Eden River The horse fair traces its origins back hundreds of [...]

T Rex Terrifies Charleston Horses

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

A T Rex spooked a team of carriage horses in Charleston, South Carolina. The incident happened Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that someone wearing a dinosaur costume was walking on the sidewalk ahead of the carriage. As the carriage drew alongside, the person in the costume stopped and allegedly growled at the horses. [...]

Isle of Man Loses “Horse” Power

May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Residents and tourists on the Isle of Man have relied on the Douglas Horse Tram Service for over 140 years. This week, however, a local vet put a screeching halt to the city’s horse drawn transport. The tram horses have taken ill. A few of the horses have contracted a respiratory illness is not uncommon but [...]

They’re Back on Mack

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For most of us the signs of spring are heralded by the return of robins or blooming daffodils. For the 600 or so year round residents of Mackinac Island, Michigan, spring is marked by the return of horses. Mackinac Island is located between the Upper and Lower Michigan Peninsulas. It is approximately 4 square miles and [...]

Irish Horse Bling Flung Far Far Away

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

In the summer of 2016, a man with a metal detector discovered a particularly well-preserved object in a field in Norway. The 1200-year-old bronze ornament, a fitting from a horse harness, was most certainly of Celtic origins. Which begs the question how did an Irish do-dad end up in a faraway field in Norway? Researchers surmise [...]

Early Driving Leads at Live Oaks

March 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Press Release by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 9, 2017, 9:15 PM EST The four USEF Combined Driving National Championships kicked off competition on Thursday with the dressage phase at Live Oak International. After a great day of competition, Tracey Morgan, Katie Whaley, James Miller, and Chester Weber lead their respective divisions following [...]

Trump Trips on the Job

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

Last Tuesday, Trump took a tumble on the streets of Charleston, South Carolina. In training for a new job, he apparently fell to his knees but quickly regained his footing. Concerned witnesses notified local authorities. His transition team, obligated to report all incidents that might cause injury or property damage, quickly escorted him back to his [...]

Sequoia Topples – So What?

January 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Last week we lost a drive-thru tree, the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The 280-foot Sequoia was brought down during a powerful storm. The tree’s shallow root system (2-4 feet) could not withstand the torrential rain and water running down the adjacent trail. Jim Allday, a volunteer at the park, believes the tree fell on Sunday, (Jan 5) [...]