Horse Owner Told Her Horse Was Dead

July 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 14, 2019, Fresno, California (USA): No horse owner wants to get a call like the one Lisa (last name omitted for privacy) received from the Fresno County Sheriff Department on July 2. Lisa was informed that her horse had been found dead from gunshots received during an incident where a deputy was also shot. Deputy, [...]

Did She Shoot the Man Shooting Wild Horses

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

On May 2, an amateur photographer was taking photos of wild horses at the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber/Overgaard, Arizona (USA) when gunshots rang out. “I saw the horses get startled and I was startled,” said Kathie Reidhead who took cover behind a fallen tree. Reidhead watched a man take four or five shots at [...]

Horse Led by Car Through Busy Streets

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

April 20, 2019 Hai’an City, Jiangsu Province (CHN): Two men in mainland China were recently stopped by police for leading a horse on city streets from a car. Traffic monitors noticed the horse on camera and dispatched police. The driver did not initially comply with officer’s attempts to stop. When the driver eventually stopped, he told [...]

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 [...]

Hurricane Florence Bearing Down on the Carolinas

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Hurricane Florence will be the strongest storm to hit the Carolinas in decades. It is expected to come ashore a strong Category 4, possibly 5, on Thursday. Hurricane force winds will extend inland to central North Carolina and Virginia causing massive damage. Forecasters expect the storm to then [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, People|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]

Cape Town is Nearly Out of Water

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Cape Town, South Africa has a water problem or more precisely a lack of water problem. The city is expected to run out of water in April. Cape Town is destined to become the first metropolis to literally run out of water. The situation did not happen overnight exacerbated by a century of drought, climate change [...]

Thoroughbred Community Helping Their Own

December 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

People around the world are finding ways to help Californians. Many in the Thoroughbred community are working to specifically help track employees affected by the fires. Donations are streaming into various funds but there are a few unique efforts underway. California Chrome Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee [...]

California Fires Devastate Horse Communities

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

More than 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate fires in Southern California. Since Tuesday, four separate fires have consumed 116,000 acres. The largest, the Thomas fire, covers 96,000 acres and is the size of Denver, Colorado. As of today, it is only 5% contained. Fanned by Santa Ana winds of 60-70 mph, the fires spread [...]