The Percheron is a much-beloved versatile draft horse that was used as a warhorse and an artillery horse, as well as a carriage and farm horse. It was imported from France in the 1800s and was, at one time, the most popular draft horse to be bred, having made significant contributions to horse breeding across North America. [Read more…]
Exploring scenic areas horseback, sitting around the campfire at night and sleeping under the stars makes camping with horses sound fun to many riders. However, if the horse and rider are unprepared for spending the night, or several nights, in the wilderness, an enjoyable activity could quickly become unsafe. [Read more…]
There are many instances that certain horses have found themselves in circumstances well beyond their control with owners who have neither the time, the talent, the disposition or the resources to care for them. Every year there are heart-wrenching stories of horses that are rescued by regulatory authorities after having been found in deplorable conditions. [Read more…]
Once upon a time, New York City Police Officer Eddie Mendez and a friend went to New Mexico to participate in a cattle drive. Officer Mendez did not come back with a calf but he did come back with the knowledge that he wanted to spend his police career in the mounted division of his police department. [Read more…]
by Skip Barshied
When the first Amish families came to Stone Arabia, NY in March 1986, the words ‘horse power’ came back from a generation before. Road horses and farm teams were again seen on our roads and in the fields. [Read more…]
by Mark Munzert
‘Western Pleasure’ is in Vegas.
‘Hunters’ shouldn’t ‘jump’.
“Knockdowns” are in boxing.
‘Endurance’ – a run for Forest Gump. [Read more…]
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The much-anticipated Spring Plow Day was held at Saunderskill Farms, Accord, NY, on Saturday April 28. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association, (HVDHA) visitors found that in addition to the draft horses, there were oxen and mules added to the colorful lineup of draft animals that plowed their way around the fields. [Read more…]