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National animal rescue buys NYC-area farm for retired carriage horses Just say “hay!” A national animal rescue group is buying a Westchester County farm to provide a home and permanent sanctuary for retired carriage horses and other neglected farm animals. The nonprofit group, The Gentle Barn, kicked off its local expansion plans for the hamlet… Continue reading In the News

Her Majesty’s life with horses celebrated by Horse & Hound

» Horse & Hound UK | Special Collectors' Edition | Buy It Online » by Eleanor Jones Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s life with horses is celebrated in a special collectors’ edition of Horse & Hound. From the tiny princess’s first experience of the “satiny softness” of her father King George VI’s racehorses to the Fell pony… Continue reading Her Majesty’s life with horses celebrated by Horse & Hound

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

NYC carriage horse who collapsed in viral video now retired on farm, Union says

The Transport Workers Union says Ryder, the downed, underweight horse who tragically collapsed recently pulling a carriage has been transferred over to new owners who are caring for him as he is treated for a neurological parasite. The Transport Workers Union says . . . . ? Really. Alright. Show us the relaxed, well cared… Continue reading NYC carriage horse who collapsed in viral video now retired on farm, Union says

Horse killings

Urgent! If you can help law enforcement track down the killers of the following horses, we would so much appreciate it. They are US based killings. 2 mini horses shot, killed at Tangipahoa, La. rescue A miniature mare and her miniature filly were killed in a back pasture. An Amite woman, who has spent decades… Continue reading Horse killings

Update on Ukraine horses

Finally, some news. Not much . . . but some. Charity Foundation set up HorseTalkNZ reported on 3rd March :— The newly established Belgian-registered Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation, led by the federation’s secretary-general Mykhaylo Parkhomchuk, aims to help horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. It will also provide counselling and… Continue reading Update on Ukraine horses

Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary

As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the moment offers a reminder of the role a St. Louis-based company played in paying tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives that day — all through an ad that only aired once. The 60-second commercial, which appeared on YouTube… Continue reading Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary

Major change needed to prevent future pentathlon issues

by Eleanor Jones | Horse & Hound | 16th Aug 2021 The scenes witnessed during the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics must never be allowed to happen again, it has been widely stated, as the world governing body has pledged to make changes. H&H reported on 6 August, when German Annika Schleu was seen in tears as her ride… Continue reading Major change needed to prevent future pentathlon issues

What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

Scared horse in barn.

The incidents may be a natural phenomenon, but the pandemic has made us more accepting of the sinister Laura Spinney | The Guardian | Selected Excerpts The animals have been found missing ears and genitals, with eyes torn out, or deep, clean cuts to their bodies. The recent spate of horse mutilations reported across France has provoked… Continue reading What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

30 horses at Killarney Station in N Territory shot dead

Killarney Station where at least 30 horses were brutally shot and killed. They had been hired to shoot and kill feral animals.

THE DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA reports that 30 prized horses have been 'accidentally slaughtered' on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory by members of a shooters club. Killarney Station manager Jamie Laurisson reported 30 of their horses, which were worth half-a-million dollars, were savagely killed. The two sports shooters entered the property without permission… Continue reading 30 horses at Killarney Station in N Territory shot dead