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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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 features a worldwide directory of farrier schools as well as education and employment guides. What is a Farrier? A farrier is a specialist who cares for horse’s feet and smiths horseshoes. The term “farrier” comes from the

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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 act was fake. I think it might be an authentic story. by Kristin Berkery More than simply the biography of an unusual sideshow act, Beautiful Jim Key by Mim Eichler Rivas takes a thorough look at American

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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.

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Elvis and the Horses of Graceland

by Kristin Berkery Like everything else in his life, Elvis’ love for horses was over the top. There

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Celebrities & Horses: William Shatner, Queen Elizabeth II & Patrick Swayze

by Kristin Berkery Sussim osim nissim — translated from Hebrew, “horses make miracles.” William Shatner During the 1983

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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 as ilovehorses.net‘s first guest blogger. One of Natalie’s passions is Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds, or retired racehorses that go on to other

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The Wild Horses of Chernobyl

In a weird twist, the worst man-made disaster in history has provided a new home for endangered Przewalski’s

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What is Il Palio?

by Kristin Berkery The winner is the horse that crosses the finish line first, regardless of whether it

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