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Unlikely Horse Joins Caisson Program

April 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

He was born wild, a mustang roaming free in the American west. Free until his herd was rounded up and he was sent to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) chosen for the inmate wild horse training program and a better chance for adoption. He excelled with his training, this a large, black-bay horse with a [...]

Montreal’s Pink Pony Mystery Solved

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

APRIL, 2019, Montreal, Canada: Early in the month, frantic Canadians scoured the Île Sainte-Hélèn, an island in Montreal, for a lost pony sporting a pink mane. Photos of the pony posted on Facebook sparked elaborate search efforts by officials, rescue groups and concerned neighbors. No one could imagine how or why the pony was wandering the [...]

Ponies Corralled Because People Can’t Follow Rules

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

March proved a tough month for the ponies who reside on the south end of Chincoteague Island off Virginia’s coast. Visitors repeatedly ignored the rules against approaching the animals so the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company which owns and manages the ponies, rounded them up. Chincoteague Island Rules Stay at least 50 feet from the [...]

Army Mascot Receives Promotion

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Fort Sill, Oklahoma (USA) February 5, 2019: Several hundred soldiers and family members gathered February 5 as two unit members received promotions at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Big Deuce VII and Short Round VI were promoted to staff sergeant and specialist respectively. Everyone on hand agreed the promotions were well deserved after all neither had ever bit [...]

There’s One Sure Way to Improve the Queen’s Day – Add Horses!

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 28 2019 (UK): The Queen enjoyed a busy day in Somerset, where she unveiled a commemorate plaque at the new Kings Bruton Music Centre, enjoyed an exhibit at Hauswer & Wirth Art Gallery and visited Manor Farm Stables where she fed carrots to the race horses, many of whom she was acquainted having seen them [...]

500 Years and Running -The Kiplingcotes Derby

March 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

The Kiplingcotes Derby has been run every year near Market Weighton, East Yorkshire (UK) since 1519. The race is held the third Thursday of March at 11 a.m. This year’s race marked its 500th anniversary. The annual race is a four-mile cross-country course. The race starts near the defunct Kiplingcotes railway station and [...]

Millions of Farm Animals Drown

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

The bomb cyclone that caught Bernadette the horse in a 7 foot snow drift last week continues to wreak havoc. Heavy rains and melting snow are blamed for catastrophic flooding in the midwest setting records in 6 states. Sadly 3 people are confirmed dead and 2 others missing. People and animals are suffering but as we [...]

Elderly Arab Frozen Inside Snow Drift

March 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 13, 2019 Rush, Colorado (USA): There are certain weather events that defy preparation. You are simply left to deal with it the best you are able. Wednesday’s Bomb Cyclone paralyzed parts of the central US with hurricane strength winds and drifting snow. A bomb cyclone is a meteorological term for a storm that intensifies quickly [...]

BLM Will Pay You To Adopt A Wild Horse or Burro

March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

March 12, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that they will pay anyone who adopts a wild horse or burro $1000. According to the BLM, an estimated 82,000 wild horses and burros live on public land, more than triple the number allotted. The animals are routinely rounded up and placed in holding [...]

Horse Hauled in Pick Up Bed on Highway

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 11, 2019, Corrigan, TX (USA): Drivers on US-59 were horrified to see a horse struggling to stand in the back of a pick up truck going 70 miles per hour down the expressway Monday morning. The driver photographed holding the saddled horse’s reins through the open back window of the cab. A Texas trooper [...]