RSS

RSSAuthor Archive for admin

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The downward spiral of the US economy has had a huge impact on the horse industry. Horses are usually considered a “luxury item” and one that a family can do without. For owners who have lost their jobs or are experiencing other financial hardships, their horses are often the first thing to go. Even owners [...]

War Horses and Medieval Knights

War Horses and Medieval Knights

Knighthood as we know it probably began around the year 800. Knights were an important element of feudalism, a pyramid of power, with God at the top, the king under him, lords and barons under the king, and at the bottom , the numerous serfs who did the labor. Males above the serf class were [...]

The Story of Man O’ War

The Story of Man O’ War

Man o’ War is perhaps the most famous racehorse that has ever lived. During his career, he won 20 of his 21 races, and on that one race he lost, he came in second to a horse named “Upset.” Man o’ War set three track records, two American records, and three world records. He sometimes [...]

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza – Horsemanship – Part II

Interviewed by: Holle Abee Julio Mendoza has held many jobs in his lifetime – all dealing with horses. He’s been a groom, a stable hand, a farrier, a veterinarian, a trainer, and a farm manager. As a youth, he mucked stalls for the military. Julio has pretty much run the gamut in the world of [...]

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza

The Latin Horse Whisperer: Julio Mendoza

Interviewed by: Holle Abee Part I Once in a great while, a very special human being comes along who has an amazing gift with horses – someone who understands how the animal thinks, what motivates it, how to help each horse achieve its full potential. These talented individuals are rare and seem to be born [...]

The Percheron

The Percheron

The Percheron developed in the Le Perche province of France, located about 50 miles southwest of Paris. It is believed that French medieval knights often rode ancestors of the modern breed – the large gray chargers depicted on drawings and paintings from the middle ages. After the invention of gun powder and the long bow [...]

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson is a freelance computer programmer who lives on Long Island, New York. An admirer of horses since childhood, she first learned to ride and jump English-style in her late-20′s, and later learned to enjoy Western-style riding on a gentle draft horse and (just for fun, not competition) to ride a retired Western “game [...]

Project Sage – A Long Island Horse Rescue

Project Sage – A Long Island Horse Rescue

Written by: Barbara Anderson Project SAGE (Save A Grateful Equine) Horse Rescue was started in 2007 by then 17 year old Brittany Rostron in memory of her beloved thoroughbred “Sage”, who was a rescue horse. It is a New York State certified and ASPCA recognized non-profit organization, as well as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, whose [...]

Sand Colic in Horses

Sand Colic in Horses

Colic is still the single major cause of fatality among horses today. Previously, verminous colic, which is a result of attacks by worms and parasites, was the major form of colic. However, sand colic horses have become more prevalent. Sand colic is the outcome of the accumulation of sand in the intestinal tract of a [...]

Short Horse Stories: Smokey Goes Swiming

Short Horse Stories: Smokey Goes Swiming

Written by: Wendy Lafond At 14 hands, Smokey was a pony by rights, but he was my horse, my friend, and my companion. We had many adventures together and formed a special bond that I still treasure today. He was four and I was eight when our friendship began. Our early years together were filled [...]