Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

Questions are raised over the treatment of horses on film and TV show sets. Are trainers’ welfare concerns being overruled? (LA Times) A “horse palace” in Montreal seeks donors for a makeover. (Montreal Gazette) A woman “gives birth to a pony” during a church service in Nigeria. (PM News) Lady Gaga arrived at the launch […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

A young Scottish showjumper who’s only been riding for three years has been sponsored by Euromillions lottery winners. (Horse and Hound) Meanwhile a nineteen-year-old started a millionaire’s fund of his own when he became the youngest ever winner of the showjumping CN International via Karen K. (Spruce Meadows) Corrective surgery for thoroughbred yearlings before auction. […]

Working Like Trojans

Some Marengo High School students wanted to do something big. Their project for humanities class had to have something to do with the ancient Greeks. … “It was a surprise and it was a big surprise,” said teacher Bob Pomykala said. The students wouldn’t tell Pomykala what they were up to. “They said they had […]

And to lighten the depressing snippets of the earlier post still more, here’s one of Vivian Maier’s photos from 1950s Chicago (thank you, Amro!), showing a young man riding a draft horse bareback through the city, and the story of a 1909 carousel in Spokane, still turning. I particularly enjoyed the explanation of the difference […]