6 Results in category Horses

Pet Horse Makes Little Girl's Dream Come True

on 12/21/2015 - 11:03 pm

11 year old Breana Carsey has always wanted a horse. For years she has been asking her father for a broodmare, a mommy horse. Well, one day, she finally got one.
"She has me wrapped around her finger, " laughs her father Brian, joking about how she puppy-eyed him into buying her a horse.
She named him MJB Got Faith. An Ohio Standardbred born in the Spring of 2013. MJB after the initials of the kids in her family and Got Faith from the faith she had in him from the start.
This was a big decision as the family lives in the city and does not own a farm. They would have to rent out a stall for their horse and pay for training. The family is not wealthy as Brain is the owner of a small logisti ...

I’m sure you’ve seen a dog show, but have you ever seen a miniature horse show?

on 02/18/2015 - 05:58 pm

With the Westminster dog show just coming to a close, what better way to spend your weekend than watching the 28th Annual Arizona Touch of Class Miniature Horse show? It premiers on March 21 and 22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona and is being sponsored by the Miniature Horse Association of Arizona (MHAA). These precious minis are coming from all over the surrounding states including California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas in order to contend for a place in the World showcase in the upcoming months.
 
Maybe you can’t make it on both days and you want to know which day to attend? March 21 will have presentations by the Arizona Driving and Carriage Society during the lunch in ...

Saving New York's Hardest Working horses!

on 12/18/2014 - 12:11 am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken a huge step in the way of animal rights by promising to introduce a bill that will effectively ban horse-drawn carriages from the city by 2016. Animal rights activists are applauding de Blasio’s decision, with animal advocacy organization executive director Allie Feldman saying, “There is no reason that we should continue to perpetuate this unsafe, outdated, inhumane industry when we've got many different alternatives.”
 
Although the Mayor is planning to offer licenses to operate new green taxis as well as job training to those put out of work by the ban, the carriage drivers are insistent that they treat their horses wit ...

A Farewell Between Friends

on 11/12/2014 - 10:51 pm

Wigan Royal Infirmary in Wigan, Lancashire in England experienced a very special moment recently. A 77-year-old woman named Sheila Marsh was losing her battle with cancer and had an important and unique goodbye to say. Marsh was a pet enthusiast, and owned quite a few pets. She had said goodbye to her dogs, and that encounter sparked her last wish. Apart from saying goodbye to her dogs and her family and friends, she very much wished to say goodbye to her dear friend Bronwen, a 25-year-old horse.
 
Sheila Marsh expressed her wish and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust worked with the hospital to make that wish come true. Marsh was wheeled out to the hospital parking lo ...

An Impressive Equestrian Award

on 12/12/2013 - 05:16 am

Seventeen year old New Yorker Lillie Keenan received a huge honor last week when she was named Junior Equestrian of the Year by the United States Equestrian Federation. This is the cherry on top of an extremely impressive year for Lillie, and she adds this honor to her victories at the prestigious ASPCA National Finals ,the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Finals, and many more achievements in her budding career. The amount of medals won by Lillie secures her spot in history as one of the most decorated junior riders the world has seen. Congratulations, Lillie!
 
Another honor was given to Keith Bartz, who was the recipient of the United States Equestrian Federation’s Lifetime Achie ...

Of Course You Want a Horse!

on 06/06/2013 - 02:09 am

A horse is a fantastic pet for you, someone who loves to multi-task. Think about it- you get a friend, a ride, a project, and a pet, all in one animal!  Not to mention bragging rights: all kids want a pony at some point, and you’re actually going to get one! Look at you.  You are really winning at this whole pet selection thing. You’ve been around the block with hamsters and fish and now you’re ready to commit to a long-term relationship with an amazing creature. Congrats.
Now I know you’re excited, but let’s remember that choosing the right horse for you is very important. You two will spend a lot of time together, it’s best if you get along! S ...