Vintage newspaper accounts of horse related news from yesteryear

The First Horse Show Held on an Ocean Liner

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , , |

A Horse Show on an Ocean Liner January 1911, Atlantic Ocean - New York (USA) to London (UK): A horse show which was held on board the Atlantic Transport Liner Minnewaska on one of its trips from London to New York, was probably the first of its kind ever held upon the bosom of the [...]

Old Joe Gone

May 18th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Death of Col. Baxter Smith’s War Horse - A Historic Animal - Campaigns and Battles in which He Was Engaged. Died on May 17, 1883, Joe Massengale, the cavalry horse of Col. Baxter Smith, aged about 27 years. Nashville, TN (USA) May1883: Old Joe was a beautiful bay, handsomely formed and was certainly of illustrious [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

January Report of S.P.C.A. Is a Good One

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

General Summary Shows Many Cases Investigated And Much Good Work Done By Society’s Agent In The City And County For Dumb Animals SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT SUBMITS SOME DON’TS Annapolis, MD, 1920. Agent John C. Blaisdell, of the Anne Arundel County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has submitted his report for the month ending January [...]

Christmas Woes Improved When Horse Won’t Whoa

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Man of Millions Knelt in Snow Charles R. Flint Griefstricken at a Poor Pedler’s Mishap. His Runaway Sleigh Horse Knocked Down James Walsh in Fifth Avenue Rich Man Treated Poor Man Like a Brother and Sent Him to a Hospital. “A Comfy Christmas, “says Walsh” Lost the Price of His Family’s Dinner To-day but Doesn’t Mourn, [...]

Meow! Society Column Slays the 1896 National Horse Show

November 17th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

A bit of context first. The "Horse Show" refers to the National Horse Show founded in 1883 by a group of wealthy, influential sportsmen. The reporter, Cholly Knickerbocker, is a pseudonym used by a series of society columnists writing for the New York American and New York Journal. The writer penning as Cholly is actually John [...]

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 [...]

President’s Equestrian Portrait Headlines the News

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

New York, September 18, 1790. The President’s Portrait, Is finifhed by Trumbull - and a fine thing it is; defigned and executed in his fuperior ftyle of excellence. it is a full length, in his uniform of blue and bugs - boots and fpurs - head uncovered, - moft nobly relieved, in contract with a luminous [...]

May I Please Have a Glass of Tepid Water?

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Advice from the weekly column "Horse" Perth, AUS, August 1906: The question of watering before or after feeding has never been settled. A leading: English authority states that horses should never be watered after feeding, but always before, especially if the feed, is grain. If a horse is very thirsty give him water, aud then wait [...]