Trooping the Colour – Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday

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

Saturday, June 17, beginning 10 AM, London time Since 1748, Trooping the Colour has been the official commemoration of the sovereign’s birthday. Originally it was a parade of sorts when regiment colours were trooped in front of soldiers so they could recognize their unit in battle. In 1748, King George II combined his birthday with [...]

Remembrance Sunday, November 13

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Remembrance Sunday is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations. The day ensures that no one will be forgotten; military and civilian, men and women even horses who suffered or died during the two World Wars and later conflicts. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid upon memorials, muffled church bells ring across the countryside [...]

Dodging a Knock Out Punch

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Britain’s oldest native breed horse is more endangered than China’s giant panda or the Siberian tiger. Only 300 Suffolk Punches remain in the UK. Both the Rare Breeds Survival Trust in the UK and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy consider its status critical. The Suffolk Punch originated from Medieval WARHorses, sturdy mounts on which titans clashed [...]

How Do You Groom a 200 Year Old WARHorse?

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

...very, very carefully. Napoleon Bonaparte didn’t ride a horse until military duties required it. He was a bad rider regardless, he rode the very best horses, a benefit of being Emporer. During his 14 year reign, he had over 130 mounts and one of his favorites was a petite, white, Arabian stallion named Le Virzi. Le [...]