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Horse Rescued from Basement

A family in Elbert County, Colorado awoke to find their horse Summer trapped in the home’s basement. Summer had fallen down a four-foot window well and landed in the basement, which was not constructed with a walk-out door. “We thought of bringing her up the basement stairs,” Heap said. “But the stairs didn’t look safe enough to [...]

Broadband Internet Installed by Horse

Vermont will soon have statewide broadband Internet access, in part due to the labors of a horse delivering cable to remote areas. Fred and his human Claude Desmarais have lately been working seven days a week on the project: As Desmarais murmured a signal, Fred tugged a length of cable from a mammoth truck-mounted reel. With [...]

Are wild horses of the American West native?

Groups claim that horses in western US should be treated and protected like elk or antelope. 1.5 million years ago, the modern species of horse – equu…

Sir Barton: How the First Triple Crown Winner Wound up in the Army

On Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will try to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive with a win in the 136th Preakness Stakes. At some point in the coverage, an announcer will likely rattle off the names of all 11 horses who have completed the Triple Crown, including familiar names like Secretariat, Citation, and [...]

Sir Barton: The First Triple Crown Winner

On Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will try to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive with a win in the 136th Preakness Stakes. At some point in the coverage, an announcer will likely rattle off the names of all 11 horses who have completed the Triple Crown, including familiar names like Secretariat, Citation, and [...]

Horse and Rider Jumping Rope

(Video Link) Yuri Volodchenkov and his horse only make one cycle of the rope, but that’s a great start. A casual YouTube search suggests that Volodchenkov is an accomplished trick rider. via Ace of Spades HQ

Cow Acts Like A Horse

You Tube Link What happens when your parents won’t buy you a pony? If you are really resourceful you take one of the family farm animals and train it to act like a horse. Meet Luna the cow who acts like a horse.

Beer Saves Horse’s Life

Australian Steve Clibborn had just about given up any hope that his champion horse Diamond Mojo would survive a bout of colic. As a last, desperate move, he resorted to old bush wisdom about feeding horses beer. It worked: “I had pretty much kissed him goodbye,” he said. “I had spent 23 hours straight with him but [...]

Eating Offal and Loving It: New Zealand’s Wildfoods Festival

I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to eat most of what’s on offer at New Zealand’s annual Wildfoods Festival, but I’d love to watch other people try. Vendors from all over the country come together to sell people dishes that might seem more at home on an episode of Fear Factor, like wasp [...]

Horse Boarding

(Video Link) Horse boarding is a sport in which competitors ride off-road skateboards while being pulled by horses. The objective is to stay upright at high speeds and over rough terrain: Professional stuntman Daniel Fowler-Prime, 31, invented the sport five years ago after he strung a rope between his off-road ‘mountain board’ and a horse. Now he has [...]