Sulky race on Irish road causes road rage

There’s just so much wrong with this race on an Irish road — weaving in and out of traffic two Travellers raced their harness horses down a busy Irish road while police tried to stop them. There are moments where the cars are so close to the horses that you just have to hold your […]

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Sale of horse show ribbons benefits Humane Society

Of all the ways to use old horse show ribbons, this is certainly one of the most rewarding. Diane Charipar of Reddick, Fla., accepts donations of horse show ribbons that she sells on eBay — and then donates the proceeds to charitable organizations such as the Humane Society of Marion County. To date she’s sold […]

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Keeping up with the World Equestrian Games – vicariously

For those of us who are could only dream about attending the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, there are — luckily — many bloggers who can help you experience the games vicariously through their posts and tweets. This list is a starting point. Please chime in if you have other suggestions! Twitter: @ChronofHorse @eventingnation @USEquestrian […]

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Imagine hitching up 46 percherons to plow a field!

I’ve heard of monster trucks. But what about monster hitches? “Big Hitches” are part of rural history. Farmers with large tracts of land often used multiple horses or mules. In fact, the first equalizing hitch (like the one we use on our trailers today) was designed in the 1900s by Buster Talkington to ensure that […]

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Towing and Trailering Safety

There’s been an excellent series of articles running in the Chronicle of the Horse on Trailering safety. Even experienced drivers should read this as we gear up for our competitive seasons. I had a late start to my season and when I pulled out my trailer for the first time I discovered my sway bar […]

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