The Great Mystery of the Horse-Human Connection

by Nicole Miller I fell in love with horses the way most young girls fall in love with horses — through movies, cartoons, horse figurines and even a wooden rocking horse. I couldn’t get enough. Every company picnic, I’d spend all day on the pony rides. Needless to say, my dad knew this wasn’t a

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Want to be a Guest Writer for ilovehorses.net?

Want to write for ilovehorses.net? The site typically gets 5,000 to 10,000 visitors a month, so it’s a

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Farriers, Hoof Care & Your Horse: Q&A with Bryan Farcus

“A hoof pick a day can keep the doctor away.” by Keith Templeton Keith Templeton edits The Farrier

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What is a farrier?

by Keith Templeton Keith Templeton edits The Farrier Guide for Education and Employment, a resource for farriers that

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Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of the World’s Smartest Horse

Was Beautiful Jim Key a hoax or the real thing? No one was ever able to prove the

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The Humane Movement Goes to Hollywood to Protect Horses

by Kristin Berkery At the turn of the 20th century, horses were often viewed as unfeeling, disposable animals. They were the means to an end — useful for transporting people and goods, producing crops, and in Hollywood, for adding dramatic flair to movies. Especially on early movie sets, there was little regard for horses’ fates.

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How Black Beauty Gave Animals a Voice

by Kristin Berkery Most horse-loving kids read Black Beauty at some point, and even though it’s a well-loved

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The Head and Not The Heart: An Interview with Natalie Reinert

“Our lives as horsepeople are exciting and sorrowful and wonderful and tragic on a daily basis, and I

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What is a Curly?

by Kristin Berkery Most horses’ coats become wild and woolly in the winter, but not Curly horses. Starting

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What is an OTTB?

An OTTB is a brave soul, an animal with movement in his bones, an athlete of tremendous power; but most of all, an OTTB is a horse to love. I’m honored to welcome author Natalie Reinert of the Retired Racehorse Blog as ilovehorses.net‘s first guest blogger. One of Natalie’s passions is Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds, or retired racehorses

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The Akhal Teke: Desert Horse To Olympic Champion and Back Again

by Kristin Berkery >> Download the complete 1,400-word article for Kindle Excerpt: This summer marks 52 years since

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