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Competition and entertainment and the Olympia Horse Show Special

London - The Olympia London International Horse Show is one of the UK's biggest equestrian competitions. The activities are a mix of competition, showcases of skill and entertainment.

Review: Patti Smith soars on new 'Horses' documentary (Apple Music) Special

On May 22, the highly-anticipated Patti Smith documentary, "Horses: Patti Smith and her Band," was released via Apple Music.

Patti Smith releases trailer for new 'Horses' documentary film

On April 23, 2018, the trailer for the feature documentary "Horses: Patti Smith and her band" was released on Apple Music.

Genus of extinct North American horse was 'evolutionary dead end'

A new branch of the horse family, called the stilt-legged horse, has been named after the Canadian who first studied its fossil remains in the Yukon, where it lived until the end of the last ice age.

Rebel parts of Syria revive beloved Arabian horse races

- Perched on his chestnut steed Shams, teenager Munzer triumphantly held up his first place trophy at a rare horse race staged in an opposition-held area of Syria.

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.
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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.
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz  using found objects
A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz, using found objects
With permission by Sayaka Ganz
Shetland ponies on show at Olympia
Shetland ponies on show at Olympia
Horse-drawn sleighs in settlement Slavnoe near Vinnitsa  Ukraine
Horse-drawn sleighs in settlement Slavnoe near Vinnitsa, Ukraine
George Chernilevsky
Santa appears at the the International Horse Sow  Olympia.
Santa appears at the the International Horse Sow, Olympia.
California Chrome in his stall
California Chrome in his stall
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Morgans were breed for the US military and ranch work  they are still used for ranching today.
Morgans were breed for the US military and ranch work, they are still used for ranching today.
Luminarias festival in Spain
Luminarias festival in Spain
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Jean-François Pignon  the master horse whisperer  in action.
Jean-François Pignon, the master horse whisperer, in action.
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.
Morgan stallion  at dawn.
Morgan stallion, at dawn.
Cardigan Lifeboat crew rescues horse that fell off a cliff in Wales.
Cardigan Lifeboat crew rescues horse that fell off a cliff in Wales.
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Horse and carriage show at Olympia  London
Horse and carriage show at Olympia, London
Food  a staple at the Cup  right along side beer  wine and mixed drinks.
Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.
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.
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
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck s...
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, ON.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.
At the end of a long day  the staff at the riding school put their hats down and reach for the tea m...
At the end of a long day, the staff at the riding school put their hats down and reach for the tea mugs.

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