The Cleveland Bay Horse Makes History at Colonial Williamsburg

July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , , |

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, are transported back in time to America’s 18th century capital. The town is a living museum of colonial life providing a dimensional perspective to America’s history. The historically accurate experience fully embraces its colonial legacy from its original buildings, cadre of Nation Builders portraying historical figures right down to serving historically [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Balancing Motherhood and Career

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , |

Perth, Western Australia (WA), 1907: The mare must not be heated when the foal is very young, as her milk when in that state is bad for the foal. Young calves will rub along nicely with two meals a day, given morning and evening, but the foal is a more frequent feeder, and the mare should [...]

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 [...]

Mother’s Day

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

In its most elemental definition motherhood is the bearing of offspring. Motherhood is much more, the instinct to nurture even offspring other than our own, is an undeniable force. These two mares have taken mothering to an extraordinary level. Meet Crystal and Moonshine. In 2015, Crystal, an elderly mare at Mount Bundy station near Adelaide River [...]