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

Ten years later, celebrity horse enjoys quiet life (CO)

Ten years ago a Colorado horse who was born blind made history. Volunteers at Colorado Horse Rescue saved Tucker from slaughter and sent him for cataract surgery at Colorado State University's Veterinary Hospital. The surgery worked and the horse could see for the very first time in his life. Soon after California horse whisperer Monty… Continue reading Ten years later, celebrity horse enjoys quiet life (CO)

Wild horse groups continue efforts to end “brumby running” (AU)

Cross-posted by HorseTalkNZ The Victorian Brumby Association (VBA) has met with the RSPCA in Melbourne to discuss its ongoing efforts to end the controversial trapping technique called "brumby running". Brumby running is a traditional method of capture where wild horses are roped from horseback, often at full gallop. The VBA reported said last year that… Continue reading Wild horse groups continue efforts to end “brumby running” (AU)