Wednesday, September 26, 2012

California horsehair thefts. . .odd and disturbing

Who would want horsehair so much that they would cut off horses' tails?  Law enforcement in rural Wyoming would like to know.  The L.A. Times has the story.  As John M. Glionna writes, "Horse rustling is a crime that goes back centuries in the American West. But the thieves usually take the whole horse."

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Jersey Bans Horse-Eating

I think my favorite part of this story is that Bruce Springsteen's equestrian daughter was one of the people lobbying to make this law.  New Jersey=Bruce Springsteen.  Also, I learned that New Jersey's state animal is the horse.  I had no idea.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

I've always loved the idea of riding a police horse too, but. . .

Vandals broke into a stable, and released 27 police horses.  Two were hurt.  As police horses should, they primarily remained calm until help arrived.  Here is the full story, as well as pictures of TJ and Schott, the two horses who were harmed.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thoroughbred Times declares bankruptcy

It's hard to see a publication that's been around this long close its doors, and particularly rough for racing fans.  Here's the story from The Blood-Horse. . .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Horse on the Train Tracks

By Eliza

This actually happened in Weston, Connecticut today.  Fortunately, there is not a grisly end to this story. . .and it includes a very attractive 22 year-old mare named Millie.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beloved Horse to Many

By Kitson

I never met Jackson, but have heard people in my neighborhood talk about him over the years. This is just another story about how a horse can impact many people's lives. Check it out in today's Washington Post.

Germany Gets New Dressage Coach

By Kitson

"The horse is my partner, not my tool. It doesn’t matter at what level you are riding, the most important thing is how you treat your horse, making sure he is happy at work.”

~ Monica Theodorescu

 I just heard that the FEI has named international dressage rider Monica Theodorescu as Germany's new dressage coach. I spent a weekend with Monica, an Olympic gold medalist, back in 2006, shadowing her on a chilly south-Florida weekend in February as she taught an upper-level clinic in Wellington, FL. I learned so much watching her teach and wrote a story about it for Dressage Today. Check out more about her new role in this article in the Chronicle.