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Spanish Riding School entertains London Special

London - The world renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna put on a superb exhibition of dressage and horse control at London's Wembley Arena.

Political horse-trading threatening Poland's prized Arabians?

Janow Podlaski - Nostrils flared and tails thrust high, a glorious herd of Arabian purebreds gallops across a paddock at Poland's world-renowned Janow Podlaski stud farm, which insiders charge is the latest state enterprise threatened by political horse-trading.

How horses can tell when you are angry

Brighton - A new study suggests horses can differentiate between happy and angry human facial expressions. This is is based on facial recognition studies.

Review: Trotting around Oaklands Riding School Special

Saint Albans - If you've ever wanted to learn to ride a horse, then Oaklands Riding School is a good place to try. The school is located in Hertfordshire, U.K., and Digital Journal recently paid a visit.

Review: Plenty of entertainment at the London Olympia horse show Special

London - Running for a week, the London Olympia horse show is one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar, mixing serious competition with family entertainment.

Lone Arab woman takes the reins to tame horses on the Golan

The grey horse rears its head, rocking left and right, kicking its legs wildly. Sensing danger, Raja Kheir throws herself off and rolls on the ground.

Zebras escape circus, get brief taste of freedom in Philadelphia

Philadelphia - Two zebras hoofed it to Freedom — briefly — on Sunday after escaping from a circus in Philadelphia, where they roamed the city streets for about an hour and brought traffic to a standstill.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Photo Essay: Alberta Rocky Mountains Special

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains are located in the West of the province; it is a land of wilderness and nature with many rivers and trails, the Rocky Mountains draw many tourists each year.

Call for horses to be protected from mosquitoes

A leading veterinarian in the U.S. advises that horses should be protected from mosquitoes to in order to protect the horse and people from West Nile virus, especially during the heavy infection season in mid to late summer.

Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

London Colney - Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.

Horses at risk from pesky shrews

A species of shrew, common to Europe, has been identified as the host of a virus that can be lethal to horses. Scientists have called for the shrew population to be controlled.

Top race trainer Asmussen investigated in abuse of horses

Racing Hall of Fame nominated trainer Steve Asmussen, a two-time Eclipse Award winner whose stable has included Breeders' Cup Classic champion Curlin and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, is under investigation for allegedly abusing horses.

Animal rights groups concerned about Spanish festival (video)

Each year in the central Spanish town of San Bartolomé de Pinares near Ávila, a historic and centuries-old festival is held, where around 100 horses and their riders jump over roaring bonfires in the streets.

Photo Essay: Horses yesterday and today Special

Horses are used for many different activities, Thoroughbreds for racing, Morgans and quarter horses for working cattle and Arabians for ranch work and endurance activities.

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.

Op-Ed: Horse slaughter plant in New Mexico causes uproar

Roswell - Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico is set to open a horse slaughter plant on April 29, subject to approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The first horse slaughterhouse to open in the US since 2007 is not without controversy.

Pastor claims that stroking horses can cure homosexuality

Raymond Bell is a Christian pastor at the Cowboy Church of Virginia, and he says that pet therapy with horses can cure homosexuals of their "addiction" to people of the same sex.

Obama's 'horses and bayonets' zinger tops online debate buzz

Monday night President Obama responded to Mitt Romney's criticism of the U.S. Navy's decreasing amount of ships by saying, "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed." A Twitter meme was born.

Sights & sounds of Feria in Fuengirola, Spain (video) Special

Fuengirola - Running from October 6th to 12th, the annual Feria de la Virgen del Rosario in Fuengirola is full of color, sights and sounds.

13,000 horses face slaughter if Ont. racing industry collapses

Toronto - The horseracing industry in Ontario, Canada is struggling and some believe it will face a complete shutdown next year. If that happens, a government panel believes as many as 13,000 horses would be killed.

Op-Ed: Is it time to ban chuckwagon racing?

Calgary - There are more calls to ban chuckwagon races after yet another crash at the Calgary Stampede. This time three horses were killed and one was injured.

Up to 45,000 wild horses face slaughter by the U.S. government Special

Thousands of America's iconic wild horses may be headed to slaughter at the hands of the U.S. government; some herds may face extinction. Oil, mining and cattle interests are driving down the wild horse population and the space left for them to roam.

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.

PETA demands action after horses are killed filming HBO drama

Los Angeles - Following the death of two horses during the filming of Dustin Hoffman’s new HBO drama series “Luck”, animal rights group PETA have called for a review of animal safety rules.

22 show horses killed in devastating New Jersey barn fire

Lafayette - Yesterday 22 show horses perished in a mysterious fire that destroyed a barn in a rural section of New Jersey, located approximately 55 miles northwest of New York City.

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.

Horsing around at Sundance: Director Cindy Meehl's perspective Special

Park City - With the 2012 Sundance Film Festival just weeks away, Cindy Meehl, winner of the 2011 Sundance Audience Award for "Buck," shared her perspectives on her film and on her experience at Sundance.

Horse meat may soon be available for human consumption in U.S.

After the U.S. Congress lifted a ban on using Federal funds for horse meat inspection, horses could soon be slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption. However, animal rights groups are protesting the decision.

Horse racing at Truro Raceway Special

Every Sunday in June horses and those who work with them compete in races at Truro Raceway, a Nova Scotia track which first saw action in 1875.
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A team of Clydesdales pulled a wagon in the parade.
A team of Clydesdales pulled a wagon in the parade.
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
Horsies run around splashing in the water in Cavalia s  Odysseo   which has just returned to Toronto...
Horsies run around splashing in the water in Cavalia's "Odysseo", which has just returned to Toronto.
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Cup goers await the first race of the day.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
These horses and riders represented Crime Stoppers in the parade. They wore red and white for Canada...
These horses and riders represented Crime Stoppers in the parade. They wore red and white for Canada Day, with the horses even having maple leaves on their rumps.
The Spanish Riding school performing in London.
The Spanish Riding school performing in London.
A woman begins riding in a converted barn that serves as the initial training ground.
A woman begins riding in a converted barn that serves as the initial training ground.
Morgan stallion  at dawn.
Morgan stallion, at dawn.
An emaciated horse being cared for at the ranch.
An emaciated horse being cared for at the ranch.
Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch
The Cleveland Police Mounted Unit provided security at The Hooley Street Fair at Kamm s Corner s in ...
The Cleveland Police Mounted Unit provided security at The Hooley Street Fair at Kamm's Corner's in West Park, Ohio - the horses and their riders proved very popular with the crowd. The horses were calm and allowed thermselves to be petted by child and adult alike.
After posing for the picture above   Captan Morgan s  companion was unable to stay on two legs colla...
After posing for the picture above, "Captan Morgan's" companion was unable to stay on two legs collapsing to the ground and almost pulling the Captan with her.
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
A young Morgan colt with mother.
A young Morgan colt with mother.
School children wave and applaud the arrival of the horses on the steps of the Art Gallery of New So...
School children wave and applaud the arrival of the horses on the steps of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and wait for the horses to arrive.
Two horses wearing coats graze against a backdrop of trees showing autumn colours
Two horses wearing coats graze against a backdrop of trees showing autumn colours
Rescue of horses on A36 motorway in France. Screen shot from France 3 news
Rescue of horses on A36 motorway in France. Screen shot from France 3 news
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
Many Canadians would be appalled to know the size of the horse meat export business. Canadians  on t...
Many Canadians would be appalled to know the size of the horse meat export business. Canadians, on the whole, do not think of horses as a source of meat.
A view of the stables at Oaklands Riding School and a shot of the outdoor training area.
A view of the stables at Oaklands Riding School and a shot of the outdoor training area.