Misty of Chincoteague’s Home Burns to the Ground

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

May 25, 2019 Chincoteague, VA (USA): A stable at Beebe Ranch, home to Misty and Stormy, burned to the ground Tuesday night. The barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived just before 11 p.m.. All animals were safely accounted for including Angel’s Stormy Drizzle the great, great, great, granddaughter of Misty. Angel's Stormy DrizzlePC: Beebe [...]

Tim Conway Wanted To Be A Jockey

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

He grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with ambitions to become a jockey. He was the right stature, short and under 100 lbs. He loved horse racing but there were obstacles he could never overcome. “I had two problems, he explained. “When they put me on a horse, I kept falling off, and I had [...]

A Horse Named Lady Wonder – Genius? Psychic? Hoax?

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

She was a national phenom. More than 150,000 people traveled to Richmond, Virginia to meet her in person. By 1927 she was famous from coast to coast, this black, part Thoroughbred mare with three white socks but not for sport as you might think. No, this mare was famous for her ability to solve problems and [...]

Did You Know Dr. Seuss Wrote a Book About Naked Women and Horses?

March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , , |

Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss Who hasn’t read “The Cat in the Hat” or “Horton Hears a Who” or watched “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” during the holidays? Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved authors of children’s books in our lifetime. Born March 2, 1904 in [...]

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Culture, Events, Features|Tags: , , |

Vidler’s 5 & 10 in East Aurora, New York purchased the coin operated horse in 1962, over the years, Sandy has given rides to thousands of children.  Last week she was placed “out of order” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

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 [...]

Ride the Retro Wave – My Little Pony is Back

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

They trotted into our lives in 1983 and now they’re back. My Little Pony, the ultimate diminutive pony collectible, returns to celebrate its 35th anniversary. If you missed the pony craze the first time around, here’s your chance to jump on. Toymaker, Basic Fun, has recreated the six original ponies; Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom, Snuzzle, Cotton Candy [...]

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Features, People|Tags: , |

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving teenage girls yet one more reason to LOVE the Beatles. February 7, 1964 It was the day the Beatles arrived in America. They just scored their first number 1 U.S. hit with “I Want to Hold [...]