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Sire De Grugy's Sporty White Horseshoes Go Beyond Fashion for Cheltenham Festival Jump Race

Sire De Grugy, 2014 British Jumps Horse of the Year, won his last race wearing EzyFit white polyurethane shoes with steel cores and is expected to continue to wear them when he defends his Cheltenham Festival title in the Queen Mother Champion Chase this week. White shoes. The first thing you wonder is if he has a girth to match, right? But Sire De Grugy is going after more than

Ride Easy, Rest Easy

Just thought I’d add a picture update on Rideeasy Rescuu. Jeff made it to the Lake Merideth Recreation Area this afternoon and is going to take a couple of days to rest. Looks like they have good weather!

Deadly diagnosis leads Vietnam vet to ride horses across country

In the spirit of Long Rides, I came across this today via Habitat for Horses. A few days late for Memorial Day, but better late than never. For those of you on Facebook, you can find Rodger Howell’s Facebook page here: ~ HfH Rodger Howell WSMV Channel 4 Deadly diagnosis leads Vietnam vet to […]

What can you DO to help the wild horse and burros?

I’m posting this a little late to be Mustang Monday, but it isn’t midnight yet! Watch this video. Then click clop on over to Wild Horse Education and EDUCATE YOURSELF!

Dawn and I Go Back to Work

Due to our extremely cold February, Dawn and I only managed two rides in February, and the last one was on February 9 - a month ago. Now that our weather is finally back to something resembling normal - 40s and even 50 during the day - it was time for us to go back to work. Show More Summary

For the love of a horse

The Story Behind the Photo: Nearly 25 years ago, Police Officer Frank Pomodoro found himself comforting his partner and police horse, Fritz, who had fallen into a sidewalk construction hole that had been covered over by a steel plate just outside the old District D-4 station which, at the time, was located in the area […]

Wait, what gender is it again?

Apparently someone is very confused.  Either that or they have a hermaphrodite horse that can remove and replace his testicles at will.  Here is the ad: Selling my thoroughbred stallion stud. Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 4 Height: 16.2 hh...Show More Summary

Great source for horse books!

For those of us who love horses AND love to read, I came across this great blog. Horse Book Reviews This blog is run and written by Sharon Miner, an author and horse enthusiast herself. She lives in Tampa, Florida and owned Unicorn Stables for 25 yrs before traveling full time with her husband, Bob, […]

About a horse

Sometimes my brain plays real tricks on me. Recently I received an email asking if I would be interested in reviewing a pre-publication book. Of course I would – since the book is about a horse! Recently my husband and I have joined the world of books. No, no, no. We aren’t crawling out of […]

Park your Donkey

I couldn’t resist this one! Post by Maurice Rissman.

Better Late Than never!

I haven't meant to abandon my blog for so long. I have been buried not only in snow but in one little project after another that gobbles up my time. It's exhausting! The winter continues to be extraordinary! The snow is one thing. And we've had a lot of it. Show More Summary

“Move’em out!”

“Uncle Bill moving the hen house for Grannie” At Diersch homestead in Alberta about 1915. courtesy of Ancient Faces.

The Untold Story of the Native Horses of the Americas

I guess I’m getting back into a reading stage in my life. Just as when I was a child, the subject matter is usually about horses. Recently I joined a group on Facebook called Native Horses of the Americas. Valerie Price admins the group, and I just finished reading a paper/book of hers called Extinction […]

Steve Sapp – A Friend to all horses

It sadden us to learn of the sudden passing of Steve Sapp. He was a great horse advocate and a wonderful writer. I enjoyed his missives. RIP Steve and run with the wild ones.

Horses Need Traction: Why Did Cities Have Cobblestone Streets?

A cobbletone street in Italy paved with round stones; some sources say that a "cobble" originally meant a round stone. These look like old cannon balls. Where they put there to keep horses off the courtyard? Cobblestones were laid to make streets safer for horses; the original cobblestones were rounded river rocks. Show More Summary

You can’t save them all

and really some you shouldn’t even try. As is the case of today’s featured horse. This foal was surrendered to Smiling K9’s rescue in Indiana.  They didn’t post much of a back story on him so not sure where he came from or what breed he is. Sweet little face, right?  But check out his […] The post You can’t save them all appeared first on Fugly Blog.

Dudley’s New Leg: Gentle Barn Charity Follows “Worthy” Horse Leg Surgery with Prosthesis for a Bovine Amputee

Not your typical steer: Dudley has been through amputation surgery and is learning to live with a prosthesis on his left hind leg, thanks to the charity of The Gentle Barn, a California charity. Now he's getting acupuncture and E-stim treatments. Show More Summary

Guest Post – Canada is not immune

Canada is not immune….   We also have poorly written sale ads from lazy, backyard breeders who seem to breed willy-nilly.   Here’s the link to the ad: If the link doesn’t work, it’s Kijiji Barrie, Ad ID 1025292188. Show More Summary

Pie's Hematoma Sees the Vet, and Red and Pie Photo Spam

The vet came this morning to see Pie's hematoma. For those interested, here are some photos of what it looks like: Red insisted on coming in too, and closely supervised the proceedings - any time I looked, there was Red's eye at oneShow More Summary

First-Person Research: The Paleopathology of Laminitis in Horses with Lane A. Wallett, DVM

Introduction: Lane A. Wallett, DVM is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She presented an abstract on her research related to evidence of laminitis in ancient horses at the 2013 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot. Show More Summary

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