Chicago’s Clippity Clop is About to Stop

2020-12-14T22:27:31+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

April 24, 2020 Chicago, Illinois (USA): The Chicago City Council voted to stop issuing licenses for horse-drawn carriages in 2021. The new ordinance that goes into effect Jan 1, 2021 will not allow carriage operators to renew their licenses and the city will not issue new ones. The debate over horse drawn carriages has waged for [...]

A Royal Birthday Wish Delivered On Horseback

2020-12-14T22:27:43+00:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 11, 2019, Cornwall (UK): A 100-year-old woman received a birthday telegram from the Queen Thursday, July 11. That wasn’t the only surprise for birthday girl, Anne Tape. The telegram was delivered by horseback. Tape’s grandson, Luke Francis, is the local postmaster and mastermind of the special delivery assisted by Bobby the horse. He said: "She [...]

Horse Hauled in Pick Up Bed on Highway

2020-12-14T22:27:55+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

March 11, 2019, Corrigan, TX (USA): Drivers on US-59 were horrified to see a horse struggling to stand in the back of a pick up truck going 70 miles per hour down the expressway Monday morning. The driver photographed holding the saddled horse’s reins through the open back window of the cab. [...]

Central Park’s Only Dedicated Mounted Patrol Team Retires

2020-12-14T22:27:56+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

February 27, New York, NY (USA): Detective John Reilly and his partner Trooper are the only mounted officers assigned to patrol Central Park in New York City. Last week both officers retired. Detective Reilly “aged out” when he turned 63, the mandatory retirement age for members of the New York City Police Department. Trooper, 15, has [...]

A Romantic Look at a Simpler Way

2020-12-14T22:27:58+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management|Tags: , |

This beautiful short film “Horses and Solitude: Inside the Life of a Brazilian Gaucho” will make your heart soar. Equestrians seem drawn to a quiet life in the countryside where we are embraced by nature, a cool breeze and the warmth of the sun. There is something undeniably romantic about the modern day gaucho. Maybe because [...]

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

2020-12-14T22:28:01+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , |

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last year. All was going well until Digby experienced an unexpected growth spurt. He became too large to maneuver around Patel’s office [...]

Horses Thwart Agricultural Thieves in France

2018-01-24T22:54:09+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Gone are the days when horses worked France’s countryside pulling a plow, now they are an effective deterrent to agricultural thieves. Over the last decade, France has seen a steady increase of stolen produce, particularly goods with high commercial value such as oysters, cheese and wine. In recent years agricultural thefts have grown to more than [...]

Never Ever Strike a Police Horse – Never! Part II

2020-12-14T22:29:09+00:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We’ve written before about citizens punching police horses, their acts of “bravado” quickly met with arrest. Sadly, it happened again last weekend and the perpetrator is now sitting in jail unable to pay the hefty $100,000 bail. Pennsylvania State Capitol building A 23-year-old woman was part of a demonstration that began on the Capitol [...]

Isle of Man Loses “Horse” Power

2020-12-14T22:29:12+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Residents and tourists on the Isle of Man have relied on the Douglas Horse Tram Service for over 140 years. This week, however, a local vet put a screeching halt to the city’s horse drawn transport. The tram horses have taken ill. A few of the horses have contracted a respiratory illness is not uncommon but [...]

They’re Back on Mack

2020-12-14T22:29:17+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For most of us the signs of spring are heralded by the return of robins or blooming daffodils. For the 600 or so year round residents of Mackinac Island, Michigan, spring is marked by the return of horses. Mackinac Island is located between the Upper and Lower Michigan Peninsulas. It is approximately 4 square miles and [...]

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