True Horse Stories

Was There a Horse by the Manger in Bethlehem over 2,000 Years Ago?

Published on December 5, 2013
Was There a Horse by the Manger in Bethlehem over 2,000 Years Ago?

When we think of the origins of Christmas, we think of a stable, manager, donkey, shepherd and sheep, 3 wisemen and 3 camel -- gathered round the manger. We do not think of a horse. This story tells us why.

ZOROASTER. White gelding. Rider--none. Passenger--one

I am the Sacred Horse ...

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Morning Glory: Canada’s World War I “War Horse”

Published on October 30, 2013
Morning Glory: Canada’s World War I “War Horse”

It is November, the month in which we pay tribute to our fallen soldiers who gave their lives so that we could remain free. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we hold 2 minutes of silence to pay our respects to these men and women.

Behind those ...

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Fete de la Transhumance

Published on September 30, 2013
Fete de la Transhumance

Every year -- all over the world -- the changing of the seasons means that animals are taken from lowlands where folage is becoming scare to higher grounds-- mountainous areas--graze for the summer. Transhumance is the seasonal movement of people and cattle: images of cross-border journeys, changing seasons and the ties ...

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Black Jack Smarter than Electrician

Published on September 11, 2013
Black Jack Smarter than Electrician

How many of us truly appreciate the wisdom and intuitiveness of horses?

Not all horses have the ability to communicate well with humans; not a1l humans have the ability to communicate well with each other!

And, of course, who of us listens – really listens – to what our equine ...

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Einstein the Great and Einstein the Very Small

Published on August 16, 2013
Einstein the Great and Einstein the Very Small

Einstein the Great

Do you know of a horse showing "behavioural issues"? Before you blame the horse, read about Einstein, a brilliantly trained gelding who had "had enough" of self-focused riders. He wanted a "rider he could call his own".

"Einstein knew exactly what he wanted in life. For fifteen ...

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Molly

Published on August 16, 2013
Molly

There is Just Something About Molly

Do we humans really understand the compassion and intellect of our equine companions? Here is a story about a pony named Molly who faced death more than once, overcame debilitating injuries, and underwent major amputee surgery. She then became a volunteer visitor at ...

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Scout and Cuddles

Published on August 14, 2013
Scout and Cuddles

So this tiny horse wearing sneakers walks into a comedy club...

Yes, a miniature wearing lavender and white leather sneakers performs at a comedy club in New York City.

Scout is one of many miniature horses who is a professionally trained “seeing-eye horse”.

Scout sharing a joke at ...

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