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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 [...]

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 [...]

Charlie and Airflow: A Man and His Horse

Charlie and Airflow: A Man and His Horse

Written by: Theresa Mazzatti This is a true and remarkable story about my father, Charles C. Lucas and his horse named Airflow. This is not just another horse story but one of an amazing “comeback” horse, who despite a terrible injury went on to become the Champion Jumper of New York State in the l940′s. [...]

Raymond – Horse Short Story

Raymond – Horse Short Story

Written By: Joel Colby “Raymond is a good horse, but you have to let him know who’s boss!” Bill said as he led the palomino American quarter horse from the barn. My large family had gathered at my sister and brother-in law’s rural home to celebrate my return from Navy boot camp. It was late [...]

Best Days

Best Days

Written by Ashley Cole The moisture in the air on that foggy day caused my broke-in saddle to squeak more than normal.  The chill on my hand that held the reins was more than that of the other, but the love that I felt for her was enough to warm my heart.  As we made [...]

Passing Gas

Passing Gas

Written by: Maureen Bordelon Having owned many horses during my lifetime, there is but one that I still think of frequently, but not necessarily fondly. Charlie was an unregistered Quarter Horse gelding with a very sweet disposition. When I bought him, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why he sold so cheaply. [...]

Dog and Pony Show

Dog and Pony Show

Written by: Patrick Corcoran If you look at the list of great animal trainers you’ll find my name. It’s all the way down in the right lower corner. At least it is in a book at my local library where I wrote it. That reminds me my year of being banned from there is almost [...]

“Hank”

By Chenay Jordan-McDowell “We kept him until he died…and sat with him during the long last minutes when a horse comes closest to seeming human.” C.J. Mullen “I’m leaving you with this syringe of painkillers in case you need it,” Dr. Simon told Missy and Philip Jackson after hours of trying to stop the burning, unstoppable [...]

Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead

Written by: Michele Davis I own a horse that can do miracles. In fact, he can perform the most amazing miracle I can possibly imagine. We were about to leave for a vacation and we really needed a place for our horses. We had wanted a neighbor to come over and feed them, but it [...]

The Beginnings of a Horse Whisperer: Breaking the Fall

The Beginnings of a Horse Whisperer: Breaking the Fall

By Carson Cockman Fall, the name says it all.  I am on the downhill side of middle age and that is the fall of life, isn’t it? To prove to myself that I still have ”it” I decided to become a cowboy.  It is probably this fact that I am to blame for the occurrences of today. I got a [...]