Her Horse Fell Out of the Trailer at 65 MPH

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , |

“I would trade places with her had someone told me what would happen that day.” April Stark knows a thing or two about horses having been around them most of her life. She’s passed her love of horses on to her daughters and coaches their 4H equestrian drill team. April has a particular passion for [...]

Crowds See Horse Thief Raced Down

March 11th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , |

Broadway the Scene and Eleven at Night the Hour. MAD CHASE FOR BLOCKS. The Horse’s Owner Arrived and the Thief Whipped Up the Stolen Bay. March 11, 1899, New York, NY (USA): Joseph Kaiser, a horse dealer, of No. 25 Lexington avenue, lost his fast bay horse and his pneumatic-tired runabout for four hours last [...]

Six Horses Survive Inhumane Massacre

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Horses, News|Tags: , |

January 14, 2020, Eastern Kentucky (USA): In late December, a pregnant mare and her yearly colt were found unharmed near an abandoned Kentucky strip mine, the site of a recent bloody massacre. Located in eastern Kentucky, the area has served as an unofficial home for free range horses for years. In early December, twenty horses were [...]

Injured Donkey Stranded On Island for Years

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

August 5, 2019, Mariposa County, California (USA): An injured wild donkey has been stranded on a small island on Lake McClure for nearly three years. A concerned group of volunteers recently organized her rescue when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stepped in and shut it down to allow it time to interpret the law. [...]

Horse Owner Told Her Horse Was Dead

July 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 14, 2019, Fresno, California (USA): No horse owner wants to get a call like the one Lisa (last name omitted for privacy) received from the Fresno County Sheriff Department on July 2. Lisa was informed that her horse had been found dead from gunshots received during an incident where a deputy was also shot. Deputy, [...]

Did She Shoot the Man Shooting Wild Horses

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

On May 2, an amateur photographer was taking photos of wild horses at the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber/Overgaard, Arizona (USA) when gunshots rang out. “I saw the horses get startled and I was startled,” said Kathie Reidhead who took cover behind a fallen tree. Reidhead watched a man take four or five shots at [...]

Horse Led by Car Through Busy Streets

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

April 20, 2019 Hai’an City, Jiangsu Province (CHN): Two men in mainland China were recently stopped by police for leading a horse on city streets from a car. Traffic monitors noticed the horse on camera and dispatched police. The driver did not initially comply with officer’s attempts to stop. When the driver eventually stopped, he told [...]

Two Horses. Two Outcomes. The Cyclone of 1880

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Taylorville, ILL (USA) April 1880: Near the hour of sunset of Saturday, April 24, 1880, the western part of Christian county was visited with a terrible cyclone, which swept everything in its path and was very destructive of life and property. The storm entered Christian county about four or five miles northwest from Morrisonville and traveled [...]

Hurricane Florence Bearing Down on the Carolinas

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Hurricane Florence will be the strongest storm to hit the Carolinas in decades. It is expected to come ashore a strong Category 4, possibly 5, on Thursday. Hurricane force winds will extend inland to central North Carolina and Virginia causing massive damage. Forecasters expect the storm to then [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, People|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]