Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Days' End Rescues More

Our largest local rescue here in the D.C. Baltimore area is Days' End.  Recently, the volunteers there took on six horses in bad shape.  Read the heartening Baltimore Sun story here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

By Kitson

I toured my cousin and her family around DC on President's Day this week. My step quickened a bit when I noticed the Park Police horse trailer on the side of the street. Alas, no horses in the vicinity. But as we crossed West Basin Drive and headed toward the MLK and FDR Memorials, I noticed the apple tucked into the back of the trailer. And I smiled.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Best Buds -- The Clydesdale Kind

By Kitson

Tommie and three of his young Clydesdale buds.
All photos courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.

Trick rider and horse trainer Tommie Turvey was in Las Vegas the day he got the call from Anheuser-Busch about training Clydesdales for an upcoming commercial. Within a few days he was on his way to Budweiser Clydesdale central: Warm Springs Ranch near Boonville, Missouri. When he got there, he started working eight horses training toward the director’s wish list. That was less than two months ago in mid-December.

HOPE and an Interview With Clydesdale Trainer Tommie Turvey

By Kitson
Nobody loves the Budweiser Clydes more than I do. So many people have texted and tweeted and posted about their tears on Facebook or emailed me about how they cried over the “Brotherhood” Superbowl commercial (including my esteemed Sweetfeed co-author Eliza McGraw, see said sobbing below). As much as I love these commercials and those horses, somehow I stayed dry-eyed (Click here to see which celebrities are boo hoo-ing via twitter.) Strange for me -- I cry at cat food commercials and I get misty eyed whenever I think about my once-in-a-lifetime horse who died three years ago.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Very effective tearjerker Budweiser commercial

Short, a beer commercial, and an incredibly effective tearjerker.  They had me at "Landslide" and it just went downhill from there  NSFW if you have ever loved or lost a horse and do not wish to be seen crying at your desk.  Click here.