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

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

Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

White horse in profile on a gloomy day. Reuters.

BREAKING NEWS BBC NEWS10 Hours Ago Police release suspect in Alsace French police have released a suspect detained during an investigation into a series of mystery horse mutilations across the country in recent months.The 50-year-old had earlier been arrested at his home in Alsace. He was detained after a sketch was issued of the man wanted… Continue reading Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

France: Up to 30 horses killed, mutilated

Horse. France. Close Up. Photographer unknown.

PROBE UNDERWAY UPI reporting. By Sommer Brockaw. Aug. 29 (UPI) — French authorities said they're investigating the killing and mutilation of up to 30 horses and ponies in pastures across the country. Officers are looking into whether the motive for the slayings in recent weeks is linked to satanic rituals or an online challenge. The… Continue reading France: Up to 30 horses killed, mutilated

Sisters complete Boston Marathon on horse back

Sisters Jess and Tanya Halliday finish Boston Marathon on horseback. CBS News Boston.

CBS BOSTON (22 Jun. 20) — Two sisters who were unable to complete this year’s Boston Marathon due to the coronavirus pandemic found a unique way to cross the finish line — and send a message. Jess Halliday and her sister, Tanya Halliday, were planning to run the Boston Marathon for the Cam Neely Foundation.… Continue reading Sisters complete Boston Marathon on horse back

Compton Cowboys: The Book

Compton Cowboys "Peace Ride" for Black Lives Matter. Image: LA Taco.

We here at the Fund for Horses were happy and so proud to see all of the excellent horsemen (and women) riding their horses in the Black Lives Matter protests around the country. A hundred black horse riders showed up to support the Compton Cowboys ‘Peace Ride’ for Black Lives Matter earlier this month. The… Continue reading Compton Cowboys: The Book

Oakland’s protest rider on why she took to horseback for George Floyd

Breanna Noble didn’t plan to ride her horse into the George Floyd protest in Oakland, but it was her way of doing something positive.

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has left much of the country reeling. Police have clashed with protesters nationwide, and many have publicly described feelings of despair and outrage. But Friday, May 29, 2020, at an Oakland demonstration for George Floyd, protesters described a different feeling, if only for a short while… Continue reading Oakland’s protest rider on why she took to horseback for George Floyd

Tuesday’s Horse

Fund for Horses signature horse. ©Bob Langrish.

We hardly know what to say. What can be said? We are all in new territory aren't we? Global pandemic. Black Lives Matter. Why wouldn't everybody's attention be focused on these life altering events. Unless we have news that we feel you need and want to know, which is becoming increasingly hard to gauge, we… Continue reading Tuesday’s Horse

Free-roaming horse Jenny cheers up German lockdown town

Y! YAHOO NEWS (May 3, 2020) | FRANKFURT am MAIN (AFP) — Every morning white mare Jenny leaves her stable to stroll through her Frankfurt neighbourhood. Bringing trams to a halt and smiles to people's faces, the free-roaming horse is brightening up the coronavirus lockdown for many. "Everyone else has to live with coronavirus restrictions… Continue reading Free-roaming horse Jenny cheers up German lockdown town