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German horse caught on speed camera stops fine for driver

Eppstein - It happened in Eppstein in Hesse, central Germany. A horse was caught on a speed camera, in a 50km/h zone (31mph). However, it turns out the animal is not the next champion racehorse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Hunt for horseman in brazen Argentina robbery

Buenos Aires - Argentine police are hunting for a man who whipped two passersby while riding a horse in the middle of a busy city street and attempted to rob them, before galloping off.
In the Media by AFP

Drunk German man crawls into a stable, falls asleep on a horse

Landsberg - A 26-year-old unnamed man, a little the worse for wear from too much alcohol, was making his way home from a party in Bavaria on Saturday night, when he spotted a good place for a snooze.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Iron age horse found in Norway as glacier recedes

Lillehammer - As global warming melts ice sheets and glaciers in the world, more and more discoveries are being made. In this case the remains of an iron age horse have been found 2,000 meters up in the mountains of Norway.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Oldest ever genome sequenced: a Canadian horse

Yukon - Scientists have sequenced the so far oldest genome from a prehistoric creature: a prehistoric horse found in Canada. The research shows that the horse was a common ancestor to the horses of today.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Blind Journalist published in disability anthology

Chicago - The creative works of Chicago-based writer, Robert Kingett, is in the newest literary anthology published by Behind Our Eyes, Inc., a 501C-three nonprofit organization.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Pythagoras, Parxiteles, Anthemius — Performance by Lauren Brincat Special

Sydney - Ten women on horseback rode along Art Gallery Road to their final destination in front of the bronze statues of men on horseback guarding the Art Gallery of NSW, in a symbolic standoff with the two statues of males on horseback.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Turkmenistan president falls off horse

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov narrowly escaped injuries after falling from a horse during a national horse racing event Sunday.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 1 comment

Enzymes from horse feces may help with biofuel production

Finding the magic catalyst for biofuel production is a major industrial aim. Scientists have outlined the discovery of a potential range of suitable enzymes in fungi thriving in the feces and intestinal tracts of horses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Horsemeat scandal widens as Ikea's meatballs test positive

While initially found in Ikea's meatballs in the Czech Republic, IKEA withdrew sales of meatballs in 14 European countries after tests found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden. Then there was the pasta and more "beef" burgers.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

'Houdini Horse' video goes viral

Midland - The YouTube video detailing the escapades of Mariska the "Houdini Horse", an accomplished escape artist, has gone viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Disturbing video: Extreme cruelty revealed in UK abattoir

Nantwich - The video is part of an undercover investigation which exposes shocking cruelty to horses at a British abattoir. Two slaughter-men have lost their jobs after their abhorrent cruelty was revealed. The RSPCA and Food Standards Agency may prosecute.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Horse rescued, unharmed after landing upside down in 6 ft. ditch

Conway - After escaping into a neighbor's field, Wesley the horse quickly learned the grass isn't always greener on the other side, especially when you fall backwards into a hole.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Review: Odysseo - Spectacular, and spectacularly hollow Special

Toronto - Odysseo is Cirque du Soleil for the horsie set. It’s the latest creation from the people behind the 2003 hit Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human And Horse, that ran to popular acclaim in Toronto’s Distillery District.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 5 comments

Atlantic Horse Fair thrills horse lovers of all ages Special

Visitors had the opportunity to see beautiful horses, learn to ride and understand horses better, shop for a variety of items, and even ride a mechanical bull when they took in the Atlantic Horse Fair in Nova Scotia.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Largest horse in the UK training to take part in Queen's Jubilee

Digger, a Clydesdale who had been cared for by a charity and believed to be the largest horse in the UK, is now training to become a drum horse with the Household Cavalry, and it is hoped he will be able to participate in the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Australian woman's battle to save horse

An Australian woman spent three hours struggling to save her beloved horse 'Astro' after the pair got stuck in mud following an afternoon ride along the beach near Geelong.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

Video: Lifeboat rescues horse after fall from cliffs

Wales - Volunteers from the Cardigan Lifeboat station rescued a horse which had fallen from a cliff in Wales onto a rocky cove. The rescuers led the frightened animal through the rough waters of Ceibwr Bay to a nearby beach where it was reunited with its owner.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Bag of chips and nothing for my horse

Steamboat Springs - I'll take a grande cappuccino and my horse would like an oatmeal cookie. Three riders go for snacks at Starbucks in a Safeway store.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 4 comments

Show jumping horse Monopoly dies at the age of 32

Monopoly, a horse who had been one of the top show jumpers in Canada for several years, with Beth Underhill riding, died on Nov. 16, at the age of 32.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Olympic champion horse Hickstead dies during competition

Verona - Hickstead, the horse Eric Lamaze rode to win individual and team medals at the 2008 Olympics, collapsed and died as he was leaving the ring during a World Cup event in Italy.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 4 comments

Horse bites off girl's finger

A four-year-old girl, who is from London, went on a field trip to a farm and ended up losing part of her finger when a horse bit it.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Horse sculptures vandalised before unveiling

Cheltenham - Two of the 10 life-sized horse sculptures erected in Cheltenham, UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the area's National Hunt Festival, were damaged by vandals before the unveiling took place.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Horse wins annual race against man

Llanwrtyd Wells - A horse has won the 31st annual Man versus Horse race in Wales, which covers 22 miles, with the first four-legged competitor coming in 17 minutes ahead of the top finishing human.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Artist joins in call for end to horse-drawn carriages

New York - New York artist Peter Max has added his voice to those would like to see an end to horse-drawn carriages because of the suffering endured by the animals.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby

Louisville - Animal Kingdom, a longshot, surprised race fans by charging down the centre of the track to win the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Horse jumps into crowd during race, injures fans

Warrnambool - Several people were injured after a riderless horse jumped a fence into a crowd during a steeplechase race in Australia.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

Atlantic Horse Fair: horses and much more Special

Truro - Admiring the horses, learning, and shopping for equine-related items were all part of the Atlantic Horse Fair, which was recently held in Nova Scotia.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Beer helps horse recover from colic

It was beer that saved Diamond Mojo, a horse who was suffering from a case of severe colic, according to an Australian man.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Miniature horse gets artificial leg

Denton - A miniature horse in Texas, who was born with part of one leg missing, is now able to run thanks to his new artificial leg.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 7 comments
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Nov 26th.  Note that half of his hind foot is sinking into the feces and urine soaked floor.  This s...
permission by Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
Nov 26th. Note that half of his hind foot is sinking into the feces and urine soaked floor. This shows a “stall” that has not been cleaned in many, many days.
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A woman feeds a horse at Willows Farm
A woman feeds a horse at Willows Farm
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The Transvaal Horse Artillery fires a six gun salute which rattled windows in downtown Johannesburg!
The Transvaal Horse Artillery fires a six gun salute which rattled windows in downtown Johannesburg!
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The mustang roundup planned  would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years.
In Defense of Animals
The mustang roundup planned would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years.
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TRANSYLVANIA AUGUST 2013
TRANSYLVANIA AUGUST 2013
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Tribu III / The Tribe III
François Bergeron
Tribu III / The Tribe III
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Mustang advocates say that using helicopters is inhumane because some of the animals are traumatized...
Bureau of Land Management
Mustang advocates say that using helicopters is inhumane because some of the animals are traumatized, injured or killed during the roundup and roping.
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Laura McArthur s  truck on display at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Laura McArthur's truck on display at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
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Mariska the  Houdini Horse
Misty Meadow Farm
Mariska the "Houdini Horse"
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Miniature horse
Miniature horse
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Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
François Bergeron
Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
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The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
Kentucky Derby
The Run for the Roses at Churchhill Downs
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Barton Legend was destined to be destroyed because of a back injury  but was rescued by Dene Stansal...
Dene Stansall
Barton Legend was destined to be destroyed because of a back injury, but was rescued by Dene Stansall and his wife.
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Jackie Moore riding her standardbred  Rico.
Jackie Moore riding her standardbred, Rico.
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A horse stands majestic at Willows Farm
A horse stands majestic at Willows Farm
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Danny Boy  a standardbred  showed the versatility of his breed during the show.
Danny Boy, a standardbred, showed the versatility of his breed during the show.
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Waterside Cheer
Waterside Cheer
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Friendly neighbour´s horse
Friendly neighbour´s horse
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A Chinese woman poses with a horse in a Beijing shopping mall.  2014 is the  year of the horse.
A Chinese woman poses with a horse in a Beijing shopping mall. 2014 is the "year of the horse."
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