You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy [...]

Metro Meteor the Acclaimed Painting Horse Retires

March 9th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Metro Meteor was a fierce competitor at the track winning 8 turf sprints and earning $300,000. After 3 years racing [...]

Digby – Guiding the UK to New Realms

February 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Mohammed Salim Patel is a journalist for the BBC. The 23-year-old has a degenerative eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, and needs [...]

Honoring Black Jack

February 6th, 2018|Tags: |

Black Jack was a feisty 15.1 hand black Morgan/Quarter horse cross born in Kansas in 1947. He was purchased by [...]

This Horse Ain’t a Horse

February 1st, 2018|Tags: , |

The old horse skull sat on a shelf at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for decades. Originally [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree [...]

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Meet Bucking Champion Virgil

December 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

John McNeely, 53, has been raising bucking horses on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana since high school.  One of his [...]

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Missouri’s Wild Horses Have a People Problem

December 5th, 2017|Tags: |

Visitors entering state or national parks are warned to stay away from the wild animals – don’t pet them, don’t [...]

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6 Truths About Owning Mules

October 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Written by Maria Wachter, Contributor HorseNation.com Mules: 50% horse, 50% donkey, 150% themselves Mules are a lot like horses: after [...]

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The Prized Paso Fino

August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Recently a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a local Paso Fino show. Not knowing much [...]

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Your Horse’s Fear of Puddles Turns Out to be Dead Right

August 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

Okay, you win this one, Sprinkles. But I’m sticking to my guns on leaves and plastic bags. We’ve all been [...]

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Celebrating Ruffian

July 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

“As God is my judge, she might be better than Secretariat…” (Lucien Laurin, Secretariat’s trainer, quoted in the Blood [...]

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SHE won the first Belmont Stakes – Ruthless

June 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

She was owned and bred by Francis Morris of New York, foaled on Morris’s farm in Throgg’s Neck, New York. [...]

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Twins Beating the Odds

May 24th, 2017|Tags: , |

The odds of twin foals surviving is 1 in 10,000. It is certainly uncommon but HOW rare? For perspective, the [...]

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Mother’s Day

May 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In its most elemental definition motherhood is the bearing of offspring. Motherhood is much more, the instinct to nurture even [...]

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Dancer’s Image Won the Derby then Lost the Derby

May 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

In 1968 Dancer’s Image won the Kentucky Derby by 1 ½ lengths guided by jockey, Bobby Ussery. Three days later [...]

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The Easter Bunny’s “Horse Cousin”

April 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

They look like BIG bunnies but we can attest that they are pure genus equus – meet the Poitou donkey. [...]

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A Tale of Three Twinkies

April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

April 6, 2017 is National Hostess Twinkies Day, a salute to the cream filled cake invented in Illinois in 1930. [...]

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NOTHING LIKE HIM BEFORE OR SINCE – MAN O’ WAR

March 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Man O’ War was born 100 years ago today, March 29, 1917. Unquestionably the greatest Thoroughbred through his accomplishments on [...]

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Coon Jumping into Spring

March 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Today is the first day of spring and we can't think of a better story to feature than one about [...]

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A Toast to Ireland’s Horses

March 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Horses arrived in Ireland before it became an island. Horses migrated west from the Asian steppes across Europe and into [...]

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BAAAAAAAd Asses

March 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Being a shepherd in northern Italy is a centuries old occupation. Roaming herds of sheep have traditionally been tended by [...]

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Horses Make a Big Splash with Harvest

January 25th, 2017|Tags: , , |

When we think of farming with horses, we immediately imagine a team pulling a large hoe through the ground, back [...]

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Houston. We’ve Got a Problem!

December 19th, 2016|Tags: , |

...And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. I [...]

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A Holiday Miracle in the Stable

December 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

The holidays are imbued with wonder and surprise. Last year Jenni and Guy Benson, warm blood owners/breeders of Saratoga Studs [...]

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The Most “Bear-able” Friendship!

December 8th, 2016|Tags: , , |

May 2013 a small bay foal was born at the Dartmoor National Park and rejected by his mother. A concerned [...]

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This Christmas Mini Makes Big Bucks for Charity

December 6th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Tinker is a miniature horse but during the holidays he becomes a giant – a giant among the Salvation Army’s [...]

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Dodging a Knock Out Punch

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

Britain’s oldest native breed horse is more endangered than China’s giant panda or the Siberian tiger. Only 300 Suffolk Punches [...]

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Birthday Magic

June 15th, 2016|Tags: , |

Today is someone’s birthday and it’s a very special birthday indeed. Today (June 15, 2016) Magic turns 47 years old [...]

Boneco is the Bees Knees of Burros

May 27th, 2016|Tags: , |

There are over 100 beekeepers in the the rural town of Itatira in the Brazilian state of Ceará. The region [...]

Honoring a Remarkable Korean War Vet

May 13th, 2016|Tags: |

May 13 marks the passing of a remarkable Korean War veteran. Its been nearly 50 years since Sergeant Reckless passed [...]