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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Deja Vu

Look again. That’s not Zelda! That was my Trakehner, Kronefurst (Kroni). Many people have commented on how much alike they look, and certainly from a distance, they do! It’s more than just their color, although I am very partial to dark bay horses. Like Kroni, Zelda has a long back, is very sensitive, and is […]

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Two (or is it three) Sapphire foals born!

Now here’s a tale of a modern breeding operation that makes your head spin. There is a lot of Sapphire DNA at Blue Chip Farms in Walkill, NY. Two foals carried via surrogate for Sapphire, McLain Ward’s fabulous show jumper, were born on June 22nd. A filly, sired by Heartbreaker, was born first followed 13 […]

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Thundering Hooves! Shire Racing in England

Who says draft horses can’t run? Check out this race — and it’s exciting finish — of Shire horses in England. Certainly the thundering of the hooves coming down to the finish line must have been impressive in person as these horses stood between 17.3 and 18.2 hands and weighed about a ton. Read more: […]

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