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 [...]

Horses Make a Big Splash with Harvest

2020-12-14T22:29:27+00:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

When we think of farming with horses, we immediately imagine a team pulling a large hoe through the ground, back and forth, forming parallel rows into which seeds are sown. When farmers hitch their horses in Prince Edward Island, PEI, a small Canadian province in the North Atlantic they’re not headed to the back 40, they’re [...]

Woman Dedicates Life’s Work to Honor War Horses

2020-12-14T22:29:45+00:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Features, People|Tags: , |

After WW1 there were thousands of horses that survived military service for Britain. Quarantine restrictions prevented the horses from being shipped back home. Most were destroyed but over 20,000 were sold for next to nothing. Many ended up in the Sinai laboring unimaginable challenges and improperly cared for. In her late 40's Dorothy and her military [...]

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