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The Prescott Animal Hospital treats animals of every shape and size. However, treating horses at its Iron Springs Road office is a challenge. Horse owners find it difficult to maneuver their trucks and trailers on the parking lot. All that is about to change. The veterinarians at the animal hospital are opening a new equine […]

A RESTORED horse-drawn grocery van fondly remembered by Fleckney residents has made its first appearance since the 1950s. The refurbished Co-op van was back in the public eye at the recent St George’s Day event in the village. It was its first public appearance since a restoration project was finished at the end of last […]

Lindsay Sceats spends about 30 hours a week with horses — after school and on the weekends. “My bond with horses is extraordinarily important to me, and my daily hours at the barn are an escape from the pressures of school and the real world,” she said. Her love for the animals goes back to […]

Trainers Graeme Rogerson and Peter Moody have labelled the all-conquering Redoute’s Choice filly Miss Finland the ‘the best horse racing in Australia.’ At Tuesday’s barrier draw for the $2m, Group I, David Jones AJC Australian Derby (2400m) to be held at Randwick on Saturday Rogerson was in no doubt about the status of the filly. […]

FIREFIGHTERS battled for two hours to rescue a pony that was stuck in a dyke. Two people were riding in the trap being pulled by the pony along Baker’s Lane, just off Wimblington Road, March. The six-year-old black mare, called Jonah, was startled when a dog barked and ended up in the steep dyke, which […]

The most haunting part of the sad, gruesome, middle-of-the-night scene on Interstate 44 was how quiet things were. A double-decker horse trailer en route to an Illinois slaughterhouse had crashed and was perched on its side. Forty-one horses were trapped in the mangled wreckage. Yet when Earlene Cole arrived, there was little noise beyond the […]

The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill intended to help finance a 7,000-seat equestrian center in Lewis County. A change adopted by the lawmakers would also allow Federal Way to raise money for a performing arts center, however, sending the bill back to the House for a second approval. The proposed facility in Lewis County, […]

Last summer, a local equestrian camp served as the setting for an upcoming children’s book about the Pony Express. Robert Gould and Kathleen Duey collaborated with Miller Equestrian Services, a training stable in northern Escondido, to shoot pictures for “Pony Express,” the latest book in their “Time Soldiers” series (published through Gould’s Carlsbad-based Big Guy […]

First-grade students at Flippin Elementary School Thursday didn’t horse around during a reading program on the school grounds. Horse owner and Mountain Home resident Bonnie Smith walked about 50 students through a “first touch” event featuring a horse and a pony acting as equine characters from the world of books. The event and a follow-up […]

The world’s oldest horse breed, the Arabian epitomizes equine versatility, participating in all disciplines of English, Western, dressage, driving, and in-hand horse show classes. Flight Without Wings: The Arabian and the Show World chronicles the essential qualities and capabilities needed for success in every Arabian show division. It shares sound advice from top trainers and […]

A group offering therapeutic horse rides set up behind Great Falls Middle School on Wednesday. There was just one problem though; some of the students who were supposed to ride the animals wouldn’t come outside. “Some of them were afraid of the horses,” said Great Falls Principal Howard Rheiner. “A lot of them had never […]

Ken Zywczyk is the lone male in a household of females. He has four daughters, and even his dogs, a pug named Anya and a bulldog named Millie, are females. All of his daughters ride and compete on horses, keeping dad perpetually busy. “It keeps them out of trouble,” he said of their horse hobby. […]

Once a fox-hunting horse, Beau suffered a leg injury that forced him to embark on a second career — as a therapist. The therapy comes from the gentle rocking motion the 17-year-old flea-bitten Arabian gray makes as it ambles through a paddock, a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River at Ride On St. Louis, a […]

A DAD had to buy his daughter riding lessons after she heard him call £25 “a pony” – and thought she was getting one for her seventh birthday. Ellie Pearson was in tears when told that his phone chat about “sorting out that pony” was just Cockney slang for cash. Mum Sandra, 38, said: “When […]

Barbaro, the charismatic 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, thrilled racing fans everywhere with his brilliant victories on the track. But he won hearts around the world with his gallant fight for life after his breakdown in the Preakness Stakes. Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America’s Heart chronicles Barbaro’s early days, his journey down the Triple Crown […]

The diesel engine of Dr. Ronald Fessler’s Ford pickup truck roars as it makes it way through the back roads of Bedford County. “There’s not many of these roads I haven’t been on,” Fessler said. When he spots Steep Forest Farms, Fessler turns off the main road and travels up a hill. If you happen […]

Saved from the slaughterhouse and raised to be a star – for one courageous horse in Eastover it happened in a matter of months. Three months ago Carumba was on the road headed to a slaughterhouse in Illinois when she was literally stopped in her tracks, rescued, bought right off the trailer and brought to […]

She may not be Noah and she may not have an ark, but Carlene Taylor brought plenty of animals with her when she moved to Camden County in February. Taylor, a licensed professional counselor, recently joined Family Matters Counseling in St. Marys, which offers outpatient counseling to children, adolescents and adults. However, Taylor also brings […]

A world famous horse is helping put Arkansas on the map. When it comes to steer wrestling he’s known as one of the best horses in the business. He lives in Benton, but he spends most of his time on the road helping the cowboys who ride him bring home trophies and make a living. […]

Kari Craddock is a woman in a field traditionally dominated by men. She doesn’t mind that a bit. One of the perks of the job is getting to wear jeans, boots and no makeup to work. Craddock is a trainer who runs horses at the newly renovated Will Rogers Downs race track. “I do the […]

Tom “Bucky” Olguin returned home Saturday after four months of hospitalization from complications of West Nile virus. His illness was difficult to diagnose and in his case even more difficult to recover from, but he had some help from his horse. Bucky and Jackie Olguin are Casa Grande Valley residents and have two sons, 14-year-old […]

FIREFIGHTERS and a farmer came to the rescue after Merlin the pony became trapped upside down in a water-filled ditch. Tracy Morris, who looks after the 21-year-old pony, thought his days were up when she discovered him stuck in the muddy channel. However, rescuers came up with a wizard idea involving a mobile excavator, which […]

A janitor entering a newly vacated apartment in Östra Vemmerlöv in southern Sweden found himself confronted with the strong stench of urine, horse excrement and hay. It later emerged that the man evicted for failure to pay the rent on his ground floor apartment had been living with a pony. The 77 square metre apartment […]

Gilbert’s proposed equestrian and special events center could attract tens of thousands of visitors and as many as 50 regional events each year, according to a feasibility study commissioned by the town. To do that, the town would need to build a facility that could cost as much as $25 million. “We believe that the […]

The Winter Equestrian Festival winds down this week, drawing to a close the most tumultuous horse season anyone can remember. It’s been exhausting. For the better part of four months, anyone affiliated with anything horsy has been on a nonstop roller-coaster ride of threats, public clashes, deadly viruses and lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits. And somewhere in […]

Just north of Melbourne, a horse trainer is achieving astonishing results with abused and reluctant animals. His techniques are amazing and his legend is spreading. A rider once complained to Carlos Tabernaberri that he could only get his horse to do what he wanted it to do by raising a stick, defensively adding: “But I […]

At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining “circus-sideshow” or “one-trick-pony” status. As the world’s smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million […]

A hungry horse managed to open the door of a caravan to get a bite to eat, but managed to trap himself inside. The two-year-old Welsh cob, Triple Five, smelled food in the touring caravan – which is used as a food store – and decided to have a snack. Using his teeth, the stallion […]

The Inaugural Fiesta California Pure Spanish Horse and Exhibition Horse Show will begin at 9 a.m. daily March 22-24 at CRC Ranch in Temecula. Daily admission is free. In addition, there will be exciting exhibitions of the amazing horses at 6:30 p.m. on March 24. These glorious breed, also known as the Pura Raza Espanola, […]

Saratoga County could broaden its agricultural and equestrian economies, save green space and increase tourism by building a New York Horse Park, say advocates who are pitching their plan anew. The county is a natural choice for a horse park because it has the most horses in the state and a history of equine-related activities, […]

A JCB was used to rescue a New Forest pony that became trapped on its back in a deep muddy ditch. Firefighters from New Milton and Eastleigh rushed to Eagles Wood Farm at Sway when stable workers raised the alarm after finding the gelding, named Merlin, stuck fast. Animal rescue specialist Jim Green attended and […]

At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining “circus-sideshow” or “one-trick-pony” status. As the world’s smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million […]

On either side of a viewing ramp, the pens at the Central Oregon Livestock Auction are a slow-moving sea of lumbering cattle. In a nearby enclosure, a lonely mare attracts the attention of Chris Buller and four of his young Rez Riders. They peer over the railing at what looks to be a healthy and […]

A horse that fell into a ravine in Carmel Valley has been rescued. The accident happened after 4 p.m. Friday at Carmel Country and Carmel Mountain roads. The horse was walking across the ravine when he lost his footing and fell backward into the ravine, according to reports. Crews used shovels to dig the horse […]

It has been more than 21 days since the last horse left the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, VA, prior to a report of neurological equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1) on the premises. On Tuesday, March 13, State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes announced that, except for four quarantined premises, the state’s horse […]

A NEW police initiative called Horse Watch has been launched to prevent stable and livery crime. Launched by Avon and Somerset Constabulary, the scheme advises horse owners on the security of livery yards, the marking of horses, ponies and all associated tack, trailers and boxes. It will also offer help and support to victims of […]

A HORSE was saved from a distressing death by good Samaritans and firefighters in Lydiard Millicent. About 20 people came to the aid of Paul Garside, who found his horse stuck in a bog between huge straw bales and a fence. The 32-year-old stallion, called Bikon, was lying in an awkward position on his side, […]

Rescue workers from Horsham Fire Station and a specialist animal rescue unit based at Storrington Fire Station were called to the pond in a field at Bashurst Hill, Itchingfield at 14:29 yesterday afternoon, after witnesses reported a mare was “lying down in the water” and “drowning”. Onlookers and the owner of the field held the […]

Thanks to a quick-thinking motorist, more than three-dozen volunteer firefighters and a backhoe, Santana, an 8-year-old horse, is back on his feet after a rescue from being trapped under thick ice in a small pond in Rutland Town. “He’s pretty nervous,” Amy Webster, Santana’s owner, said as she petted her horse’s mane moments after he […]

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