You can Lead a Horse to Water

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 breast-deep […]

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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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Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises $151,575.00

Today a few kids had their dreams come true and they left the annual Pony Auction the proud owner of a genuine Chincoteague pony foal. Nine year old Emily Kemper even got some help from a stranger in the crowd, who contributed the extra $100 she needed for her winning bid. And two lucky kids […]

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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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Journey to the Super Bowl

As the 2016 Super Bowl approaches, let’s focus on what’s really important. The Budweiser Clydesdales. This compilation shows the training and hard work that goes into our favorite commercials. Plus, I just love the Clydesdales.

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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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Meet Big Jake – the World’s Tallest Horse

Meet Big Jake, a 12-year old Belgian Draft Horse, who was named the World’s Tallest Living Horse in 2010 and appears in the 2011 AND 2013 Book of World Records. Jake stands at 20 hands 2 3/4″ without shoes and weighs 2600 pounds. He is owned by Jerry Gilbert of Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette, […]

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