Retiree’s Good Deed Saves Young Donkey’s Life

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

May 2, 2019 Reche Canyon, CA (USA): Roger Eldridge was on his way home when he came upon a donkey in the middle of the road. Concerned, he got out of the car to check the animal when he realized it was a baby. Eldridge took the donkey home and contacted animal services. “That little donkey [...]

Disney Welcomes A Special Foal

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

April 26, 2019, Orlando, FL (USA):  Disney has introduced a special addition to the Walt Disney World Resort, Lilly the Shetland pony. Lilly, named after Walt Disney’s wife, is the first white Shetland pony born at Disney’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch. Lilly is the offspring of Lady and Ferdinand who are members of the team trained to pull [...]

It’s Only a Matter of Time – the Rebirth of an Ice Age Horse

April 28th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , , |

It was the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, a 2,500,000-year period of climate turbulence. In Siberia repeated glacial periods were offset by warmer periods supporting endless grasslands. With each climate shift life on earth changed – animals evolved, new species developed while others died off. He was born during one of Siberia’s more recent cooling periods [...]

Sweet Foal Sweet Dreaming

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Contests, Haiku|Tags: , |

Just because you’re a horse, doesn’t mean you have nightmares. We’d like to introduce you to Felix the foal but shhhh, he’s napping. Like all foals Felix enjoys a good nap after a filling meal. His mother, Fling, nibbles grass nearby as Felix dreams. Perhaps he’s running across an open field, or leading a [...]

Weaning Woes and Other Considerations of Youth

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Perth, WA October 7, 1906: Horsebreeders are often at a loss to know exactly when to wean. It is a matter which circumstances alone should decide. From five to six months is generally about the weaning age. A very delicate foal or a backward youngster may run a little longer than that, but it is always [...]

Carlton & United Breweries’ Clydies Retire

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Like Budweiser Beer in the U.S., Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia also has a famous team of Clydesdale horses. However, after 65 years this team of drafts are being retired. Three of the six horse team are older and their trainer for the past 34 years, Glen Pate, is retiring. Given the flux of [...]

Foal Patrol Announcement

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For those who haven’t heard of FOAL PATROL, it is a collective of live web cams following several expecting Thoroughbred mares, read more. OK, explanation complete, lets return to today’ exciting announcement – THE FIRST FOAL HAS ARRIVED! #18 on his feet. Sabbatical x War Front. Born 8 days early, a colt to Sabbatical [...]

This is Your Chance to Witness the Birth of Racing Royalty

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

Springtime in Kentucky means one thing – foals! This year the public has unprecedented access to foaling with FOAL PATROL! The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame developed this unique interactive web program that allows fans an up-close, day-by-day look at the foaling process at Thoroughbred horse farms. FOAL PATROL is a collective of live web [...]

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 [...]

Twins Beating the Odds

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , |

The odds of twin foals surviving is 1 in 10,000. It is certainly uncommon but HOW rare? For perspective, the following things are as likely as your mare having twins. Finding a four-leaf clover on the first try Being killed by lightening that hit someone else first Dying from internal bleeding resulting from a liver biopsy [...]