The cowboy and the Queen who bonded over horses

A cowboy from California will sit alongside heads of state at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Monday. Monty Roberts' unique method of training horses impressed the Queen and formed the basis of a decades-long friendship. In 2011, she made Monty an honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order, an honour bestowed on people who have… Continue reading The cowboy and the Queen who bonded over horses

Fascinating facts about horses

In the beginning The horse belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or wild horse. The first horse, Hyracotherium (Eohippus), appeared in the Eocene. It is the earliest member of the family equidae, which includes all extinct horses and the modern genus Equus. The wild horse… Continue reading Fascinating facts about horses

How the Queen’s love of horses impacted the equestrian world

During her seven decades on the throne, the effect of The Queen’s love of horses extended not only to her family, but also to the equestrian world at large. First published in Horse & Hound on 10 June 2021. FROM early childhood our Queen was a horse-lover, but no one could have foreseen the immense contribution she would make… Continue reading How the Queen’s love of horses impacted the equestrian world

Social isolation detrimental to the health of horses

EARTH.COM » » Isolated horses become stressed with weakened immunity by Chrissy SextonEarth.com staff writer recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE provides new evidence that social isolation is detrimental to the health of horses. According to the researchers, horses that are housed alone exhibit stress-related behavior and weakened immune systems just days after being relocated to individual stabling. … Continue reading Social isolation detrimental to the health of horses

Fantastic, iconic, prehistoric – the white chalk horses of Great Britain

Mention “white horses” to most equestrians, and they’ll correct you that the vast majority of seemingly white horses are actually grey, typically born dark and growing greyer as they age. However, there is another type of white horse that has remained the same colour for millennia. Around Britain, the shape of horses have been carved into chalky… Continue reading Fantastic, iconic, prehistoric – the white chalk horses of Great Britain

Golden Horses

The Akhal Tekes, which originate from desert areas around Turkmenistan, are known as the “Golden Horses” and thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Their coats have a metallic sheen due to a particular genetic characteristic whereby their hair follicles are hollow, thereby reflecting the light. Their conformation is distinctly… Continue reading Golden Horses

Horse named Sugar goes viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work

Sugar has become an unlikely symbol amongst those seeking an alternative to hustle culture. A horse named Sugar has gone viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work. In a post shared to Twitter, the animal can be seen lying down in the grass in the sun, apparently at ease with life. “Meet… Continue reading Horse named Sugar goes viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t want to work

Int’l Cat Day

According to National Day Today, August 8th is International Cat Day. Many of us here at Tuesday's Horse either grew up with or near horses. When we think horses, we think barn cats. We cannot imagine a horse barn without barn cats. So today we especially honor them. Barn Cats In life, friends can come… Continue reading Int’l Cat Day

Oldest DNA from domesticated American horse lends credence to shipwreck folklore

An abandoned Caribbean colony unearthed centuries after it had been forgotten and a case of mistaken identity in the archaeological record have conspired to rewrite the history of a barrier island off the Virginia and Maryland coasts. These seemingly unrelated threads were woven together when Nicolas Delsol, a postdoctoral researcher at the Florida Museum of… Continue reading Oldest DNA from domesticated American horse lends credence to shipwreck folklore

Stress study paints surprising picture of the lives of horses

by Horse Talk Go to source article » Proper management of horses by humans may be more respectful of their well-being than life in the wilderness, the findings of research suggest. Italian researchers based their findings on an analysis of cortisol levels in horse hair, which is considered an indicator of chronic stress levels. Horse… Continue reading Stress study paints surprising picture of the lives of horses