Kaley Cuoco, pictured above, is not through with this incident. She has offered to buy Saint Boy, the horse reportedly hit by both coach and rider. Page Six reports: Kaley Cuoco is disgusted by the allegations that a German coach punched a horse, Saint Boy, during the 2020 Olympics. Cuoco, who has been an equestrian since childhood, slammed… Continue reading Kaley Cuoco offers to buy Olympic horse hit by German coach
Looking at some of these images makes me feel very uneasy for these horses. (Click Images to Enlarge). See Petition at end. CHANGE.ORG PETITION We call for a complete ban of crank nosebands and double reins! Noseband and double reins are too restrictive for horses and should be banned by equestrian sports. The stricter… Continue reading Foto Friday: Equestrian Events at the Rio Olympics
Well, we know that three gold medal winning dressage horses at the 2012 Olympics in London are for sale, reasons unknown except perhaps they have accomplished all they were set out to do. Now a silver medal winning show jumper named London finds himself in a spot of bother along with some other horses belonging… Continue reading Silver medal winning Olympic horse seized
We haven't said much about the Olympics, but here's how fast people can turn horses around once they are done with them. Yep. Harsh words. And it would be unfair not to mention that it is typical of horses' lives that they changes hands a few and often many times. But, boy, was that quick.… Continue reading Olympic champion horses up for sale
Memo to those making hay out of my human employers: Hay is for horses, and we all do what we need to do Cross-posted from Salon.com BY RAFALCA Dear Humans, Let me start by apologizing for any typos, I’m writing this on a touch screen and my stable is rather dark. It has come to… Continue reading Memo from Rafalca: Can’t a horse prance in peace?
Cross-posted from The Bleacher Report Written by MELISSA BAUER-HERZOG After a tough few days for the Canadians in eventing, they found a shining star in a dark bay gelding named Exponential. One of the few full-blooded thoroughbreds in the Eventing discipline at the Olympics, Exponential was the only Canadian mount to enter the last phase… Continue reading Ex-Racehorse War Buckaroo Is Canadian Olympic hero
Teresa Genaro writing for Forbes Magazine states: Last month, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced a change in its position on cloned equine athletes. Thoroughbred racing is unlikely to soon follow suit. The Jockey Club, which is the breed registry for Thoroughbred horses in the United States, Canada,… Continue reading Cloned horses good enough for Olympics but not Thoroughbred racing
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ — On the eve of the London Games, Elizabeth Mitchell's new Byliner Original The Fire Horse tells the highly unlikely—and incredibly life-affirming—story of Neville Bardos, a horse that barely survived a terrible barn fire last year, his relationship with his devoted rider, Boyd Martin, and their journey together… Continue reading Book tells story of horse who survived slaughter and fire on way to Olympics
Cross-posted from Forbes.com WRITTEN BY TERESA GENARO "There’s been a lot of talk lately about drugs in racing, and if you pay any attention to the way the sport is covered in mainstream media, you get the sense that Thoroughbred racing is nothing more than hopped-up horses running for nefarious trainers. "Racing is probably not… Continue reading Does horse racing have a better drug policy than the Olympics?
Say what? Greg Hall, who covers Thoroughbred racing for the Louisville Courier-Journal, reports: "Trying to make a point that horse racing is cleaner than the Olympics, an association for state racing commissions wants Olympic drug testers to release the names of athletes who are allowed to use performance enhancing drugs. "The head of the Association… Continue reading US racing official argues Thoroughbreds are cleaner than athletes in Olympics