Tag: horses

Protestor Dumps 1,000 litres of Unknown Black Substance on Melbourne Cup Racecourse

A protester has allegedly poured 1,000 litres of an unknown substance onto the Flemington Racecourse hours before the Melbourne Cup began to raise awareness about the global impacts of climate change. Before the first race scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 1, the individual broke into the track at 6 a.m. with a large pump…


9 Breathtaking Draft Horse Breeds With Long Flowing Manes and Beautifully Feathered Fetlocks

Emblems of both strength and beauty, draft horses were once a mainstay of highly productive societies. They were powerful engines of war, agriculture, and transportation, without which civilization as we know it wouldn’t have been possible. Today these elegant yet strong steeds serve more often as show horses or pulling carriages—like the ones seen in…


As a Young Man, I Traveled the High Sierra by Mule. After 59 Years, I Tried It Again

By Doug Smith From Los Angeles Times Golden Trout Wilderness–We clambered loudly up the miserable incline, horses stumbling as their shoes slid on the ladder of rocks that took us up and away from the Kern River. “Devil’s Stairway,” Chelsea McGlyn, the wrangler on this expedition, said over her shoulder, twisting around in the saddle….


The Blacksmith (1922)

Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results. Credit: Public Domain Movies – Feature Films: Cinema collection: epochcinema.com Epoch Original content: epochoriginal.com Feature Films: www.theepochtimes.com/featured-films * Click the “Save” button below the video to access it later on “My List.” Follow EpochTV on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/EpochTVus Rumble: rumble.com/c/EpochTV Truth Social: truthsocial.com/@EpochTV Gettr:…


6-Year-Old Girl Becomes Best Friends With Miniature Horse, Gives Him Glitter Pedicures

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl. (Video courtesy of Line Laagasken) …


American Polo Star Nic Roldan on Harnessing the Power of the Mind

A polo player must have great control not only of his body, but also over his horse. The two must be able to turn together on a dime. In the ancient game of polo—one of the oldest-known team sports, originally crafted as a mock battle for training cavalry—the speed is fast, the strategy is sharp,…


Don’t Feed Neighborhood Pets

Q: Eddie, our neighbor’s indoor-outdoor cat, is very sweet. He often visits us while we’re sitting on our porch or working in the yard. He’s so affectionate that we can’t help but give him a few cat treats. Eddie seems to be gaining weight, and I wonder whether he is charming other neighbors out of…


Absent Baffert, Kentucky Derby Aims to Shine Through the Clouds

The 148th Kentucky Derby might be remembered as much for the talent on the track as the trainer absent from the sidelines as Saturday’s first leg of the Triple Crown goes off without one of racing’s most recognizable figures. Bob Baffert, whose horses have won the Kentucky Derby six times, was suspended after last year’s…


‘It Makes Life Simple, Pure, Real’: 22-Year-Old Rides Horse From Mexico to Canada Solo, Journeys Over 10,000 Miles

As others of her generation busy themselves with celebrity, Instagram likes, and materialism, not so for Gillian Larson. As her peers snap selfies in trendy bistros and bars, trying to go viral, the 30-year-old horse enthusiast gazes out over vistas sublime and beautiful. The avid equestrian has been “thru-riding”—marching the full length of a trail…


Equine Photographer Casts Majestic Horses and Delicate Cherry Blossoms to Create Scenes Purely Magical

An equine photographer, who became enamored with horses in youth, has found the perfect foil against which to capture their romantic spirit: cherry blossoms. For her, the vision of horses, strong and majestic, amidst pink petals, fleeting and delicate, is so dear that she ever longs for springtime. Originally from Finland, 24-year-old Jenna Vainionpää now…