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

Celebration of the Horse Day

Horse Fund signature horse. Used with permission. ©Bob Langrish.

THE purpose of Celebration of the Horse Day on July 15th each year is to encourage people to think about the economic, cultural, and historical contributions that horses have made to the United States. It was also established to honor the importance of horses to the country’s security, recreation, and legacy, as well as their… Continue reading Celebration of the Horse Day

I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

By Courtney Maum | The Guardian | 27 April 2022 ON A BALMY DAY in early October, I found an aged polo pony named Abuelita panting in a locked stall, her matted hair bearing the mark of the saddle that had recently been on her, a gash across her cheek. Her legs were trembling from… Continue reading I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

AVA VOGEL in action.

Did you see this? Oct. 2 (UPI) — An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse -- including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Horse girl" Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six… Continue reading ‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

Budweiser Clydesdales’ moving 9/11 tribute remembered

Budweiser Clydesdale profile in close up. Budweiser image.

A bunch of horses made one of the greatest and widely remembered 9/11 tributes . . . in a Budweiser commercial featuring the company's iconic Clydesdales. Though it only aired once, during Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002, this Budweiser commercial has never been forgotten for the beautiful statements it makes about patriotism, unity, and the American spirit… Continue reading Budweiser Clydesdales’ moving 9/11 tribute remembered

When your dance partner is a horse

JoAnna Mendl Shaw by Jennifer Ferran (Courtesy of Shaw)

DANCE MAGAZINE By Kristyn Brady | 9 Sep 20 Visually stunning, sensitive and, yes, four-legged, horses make rewarding dance partners, says JoAnna Mendl Shaw, artistic director of The Equus Projects. Her company performs site-specific works that often bring dancers, horses and their riders into shared landscapes, from rural farm fields to urban parks. But her… Continue reading When your dance partner is a horse

Of viruses, zoonotics and horses

Isolated image of a horse's nose. Horse and Rider magazine online.

A morbillivirus that caused fatal disease in horses and humans Articles on this subject keep popping up in our news feed on horses, most likely because of the coronavirus pandemic so that any mention of any type of virus is garnering attention. No need for alarm horse lovers, owners and handlers. The title of the… Continue reading Of viruses, zoonotics and horses

Brockville’s first lady of horses turns 95

Eve Mainwaring, Canada's First Lady of Horses, in her younger days on horseback.

by CATHERINE ORTH, Special to The Recorder and Times The unique world of St. Alban’s Stables, a Brockville treasure, is passing, and the extraordinary and unique woman who made it so marked a milestone on the weekend. Eve Mainwaring, Brockville’s first lady of horses, celebrated her 95th birthday Saturday, when more than fifty guests swelled… Continue reading Brockville’s first lady of horses turns 95