Any post related to the Christmas Holiday.

Santa’s Special Zoo Delivery

December 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The holidays came early at the El Paso Zoo (Texas, United States) with the arrival of Brianna, the Zoo’s first female Przewalski’s horse. She will be paired with the zoo’s male, Vitalis, with the hope the two will breed. Brianna Vitalis Muscular and stocky with light brown bodies and bristly black manes, [...]

Everything You Never Knew You Never Knew About Sleigh Bells

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted by our friends and content partners, in 2015. Managing Editor, Kristen Kovatch wrote this delightful post delving into our passion for holiday jingle bells. Kristen knows of what she writes, she drives a team of Percherons! We sing about them, decorate our Christmas cards and ugly sweaters with them, and love to hear [...]

Houston. We’ve Got a Problem!

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , |

...And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. I ran out the door and quick turned around My crazy fool horse on the roof's what I found. Any other time of the year, footsteps on the roof would be cause for a desperate call to [...]

A Holiday Miracle in the Stable

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , |

The holidays are imbued with wonder and surprise. Last year Jenni and Guy Benson, warm blood owners/breeders of Saratoga Studs in South Africa received a particularly special surprise. Jenni’s prize mare, Treliver D’Aquitaine, Daisy, was pregnant with her first foal.  She was a week past her due date and anxiety levels were soaring. Finally, Daisy went [...]

Russia’s Horse Powered Holiday

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Features, People|Tags: , , , |

There are many varieties of merry characters spreading good cheer around the world during the holidays. Once such holiday figure is a Slavic character, popular in Russia and Ukrainian cultures named Ded Moroz or Grandfather Frost. Unlike Santa Claus who leaves gifts while children sleep on Christmas Eve, Ded Moroz makes his deliveries in person on [...]

Drafts Deliver Christmas to the White House

December 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A team of draft horses recently made a special delivery to the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the Christmas season receiving a 19-foot Douglas fir as the official White House Christmas tree. “Christmas begins. The holidays start,” Mrs. Obama exclaimed after accepting the tree from Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of an [...]

This Christmas Mini Makes Big Bucks for Charity

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

Tinker is a miniature horse but during the holidays he becomes a giant – a giant among the Salvation Army’s bell ringers. The adorable mini spends hours next to the red kettle ringing a red bell. According to Salvation Army Commander, Major Roger Ross, Tinker raises 10 times the amount of other bell ringers in the [...]