Vintage newspaper accounts of horse related news from yesteryear

MULES STAMPEDES BROADWAY

2021-02-19T17:10:22+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , |

Kicks a Car, Routs a Policeman, but is Subdued by Strategy. February 19, 1906, New York, NY (USA): Skipper James Olsen of the canalboat Mary Ellen, lying at the foot of West Fifty-seventh Street, took three mules out on the pier late last night to exercise them. For two weeks they had done no work. [...]

Fall From a Horse

2021-01-22T16:04:07+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

January 21, 1920, Adelong (AUS): A lad named Rufus Kohl employed at El-Ierslie station left the homestead to bring in a horse. His horse returned riderless. A search was instituted and the lad was found two hours later the horse had put a foot in a rabbit furrow and fallen. When found Kohl was unconscious [...]

Crowds See Horse Thief Raced Down

2020-12-14T22:27:33+00:00March 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 [...]

Very Remarkable Horse Surgery

2020-12-14T22:27:35+00:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Artificial Breathing for Racehorses by Means of Tracheotomy. Silver Tubes Inserted in Their Throats as Skillfully as in a Human Being. GLASS EYES AND FALSE TAILS. Successful Operations Nowadays Which Make Sick or Broken Down Animals Almost as Good as New. February 16, 1896, New York, NY (USA): There is no corner of medicine or [...]

Tragic – Horribly Mangled By A Hollywood Car

2020-12-14T22:27:37+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses|Tags: |

January 4 1908, Hollywood, CA (USA): Miss May Duffy, Mrs. W.A. Clark's Maid, Fatally Injured While Riding Along Sunset Boulevard. Her Thoroughbred Horse Killed. May Duffy, employed as a maid by Mrs. W.A. Clark Jr. was thrown from Mrs. Clark's Kentucky saddle horse in front of a Hollywood car yesterday and was hideously mangled. The horse [...]

The First Horse Show Held on an Ocean Liner

2020-12-14T22:27:42+00:00July 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

2020-12-14T22:27:48+00:00May 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

2020-12-14T22:27:54+00:00March 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

2020-12-14T22:27:58+00:00February 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

2020-12-14T22:28:00+00:00January 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 [...]

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