Horsebox towing makeshift trailer with five horses on board stopped by police

WTFF? The Horse & Hound reports: A horsebox towing a makeshift trailer with a combined total of five horses on board was pulled over by police, having been spotted on one of the UK’s busiest motorways. Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit spotted the contraption on the M1 last Thursday (2 September), sharing pictures of the get-up… Continue reading Horsebox towing makeshift trailer with five horses on board stopped by police

Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

Jim Crowley and Enbihaar leading the race at Goodwood ALAN CROWHURST/GETTY IMAGES.

British racing's ruling authority has called for a meeting with industry leaders in Britain and Ireland to tackle the issues raised in a BBC Panorama programme, named The Dark Side of Horseracing, broadcast on Monday night. The 30-minute documentary investigated deaths of racehorses after the end of their racing careers and alleged detrimental welfare standards… Continue reading Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Queens Horse. Royal Mews image.

Michael Clayton, reporting for the Horse and Hound writes: Some 250 horses used by the Army in ceremonial duties in London have been enjoying an unscheduled holiday at grass in Leicestershire owing to the coronavirus outbreak. They have been given their new home by Geoff Brooks and his son, Richard, who farm some 1,600 acres… Continue reading All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Ancient equestrian tactics used against modern foe

Close up image of mounted patrol police horse. SHUTTERSTOCK.

Horse patrols are being brought back all over the world to help police forces support social restriction orders

Hobby horsing

We at the Fund for Horses have become slightly obsessed with hobby horsing. When we first heard about it, quite a few years ago now, we thought oh well that's a crazy youth thing they do in Finland and it probably won't take off anywhere else. Wrong! Let's learn more about it. You can do… Continue reading Hobby horsing

Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

Camelot (right), ridden by Joseph O'Brien, after beating French Fifteenth to win the Two Thousand Guineas, Newmarket, Suffolk, England, 2012. Press Association/AP

By JAMES BURN | RACING POST Keeping track of retired racehorses will become much easier, according to the British Horseracing Authority, with British racing's governing body revealing plans to simplify and modernize the process Feb. 6. The system, which is integrated into the industry's existing administrative site, will require and record details of a retired horse's new… Continue reading Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

Britain’s Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

Newmarket trainer Gay Kelleway pictured at the Sales. Photograph: Steven Cargill/Racing Fotos/Rex/Shutterstock

The trainer has made a strongly worded call for more pre-race checks of horses and accused colleagues of sending racehorses to the track which are not fit to race. The Guardian newspaper reports: Gay Kelleway has made a strongly worded call for more pre-race checks of racehorses and accused some of her colleagues of sending… Continue reading Britain’s Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

UK Racing: Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

Newmarket trainer Gay Kelleway pictured at the Sales. Photograph: Steven Cargill/Racing Fotos/Rex/Shutterstock.

The Guardian newspaper reports: Gay Kelleway has made a strongly worded call for more pre-race checks of racehorses and accused some of her colleagues of sending horses to the track which are not fit to race. The veteran Newmarket trainer, known for being outspoken, is at odds on this subject with many of her rivals,… Continue reading UK Racing: Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

Pregnant horses and foal rescued from slaughter in Norfolk

Thoroughbreds from a Newmarket stud were rescued on the eve of being sent for slaughter ENGLAND (BBC News) — Hillside Animal Sanctuary was asked to take the horses on Friday after their owner got into financial difficulties. A spokeswoman for the sanctuary in Frettenham, near Norwich, said they were contacted by the owner after bailiffs moved… Continue reading Pregnant horses and foal rescued from slaughter in Norfolk

Foto Friday: Millennia old hillside chalk carvings of horses in England

  England’s Centuries-Old Fascination With Carving Giant Horses Into Hillsides The country’s unbridled enthusiasm for the trend even inspired the creation of the term “leucippotomy.” BY KERRY WOLFE ENGLAND (Atlas Obscura, July 20, 2017) — AFTER AN ANCIENT CARVING OF a horse appeared on a hill three millennia ago, giant white horses became a symbol of… Continue reading Foto Friday: Millennia old hillside chalk carvings of horses in England