You can Lead a Horse to Water

https://www.facebook.com/greatbigstory/videos/1711337585835334/ The tradition of shrimp fishing dates back to the 13th century, but it is an art that almost died out. Not long ago, only three mounted shrimp fisherman remained. That number has grown to 19 as people in the Belgian village of Oostduinkerke work to sustain their cultural heritage. “The strong Brabant horses walk …

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Are the days of the Big Lick Walkers numbered?

My first reaction when I saw Fran's article was, it's about time! Big Lick Walking Horses have been (in my opinion) subjected to an unusually perverted form of torture under the auspices of "performance" for many years. Who, after all, actually wants their horse to have gaits like this so badly that they use keg …

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Unbranded – The Ultimate Road Trip?

I watched this documentary last night on Netflix. Four recent college graduates of Texas A&M decide to do the "ultimate road trip" and ride mustangs from the Mexican boarder all the way to Canada. The trip had the added benefit of calling attention to the plight of the 50,000 wild mustangs and burros that have …

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The Shame of Big Lick Walking Horses

While PETA horrified the world with video from the shedrow at Steve Asmussen's racing barn, the abuse that Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses (TWH) suffer has mostly gone under the radar, even though, by most accounts, it's far more pervasive and far more severe. Many of the top show horses olive lives wracked by pain …

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