What a wonderful journey this has been! But sadly it is time to put away the history books and research websites, and move onto another phase of life.
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It was time to get women back to work and off the dole so the innovative program called the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky was created.
The Belmont Stakes were first run in 1867 making it the oldest race in the Triple Crown with the Preakness first run in 1873, and the Kentucky Derby in 1875
The Pony Express began in 1860 and operated for 18 months. They employed 80 riders and 170 stations to deliver 35,000 pieces of mail.
The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico got its start at a dinner party one summer evening in 1868. This article highlights some Racecourse and Stakes facts.
The American Grand National is a long, tough challenge over 2 ½ miles with massive jumps that most would turn away from, but not Battleship.
The great cattle drives existed for only about 20 years after the Civil War, and the start of the railways made the drives unnecessary for northern markets.
Some said Arkle was so good because he drank Guinness beer two times daily, and thanks to the popularity of racing on TV, he was getting lots of attention.
John (Red) Pollard may have ridden one of the most famous race horses in history, but his life was anything but glamorous and easy.
Bless the grooms! Many horse people today know that grooms are first people to the stable in the morning and are usually the last to leave.
While Epsom is a famous racecourse of note, a stable called Durdans located nearby is also a place with a rich and fascinating history.
St. Moritz was the first place that the winter sport of skijoring – from the Norwegian word “snorekjoring” which means driving with ropes – was created.
Kathy Kusner rose to the top of the show jumping game. In 1960 she was named Horsewoman of the Year before joining the United States Equestrian Team at 21.
The U.S. Coast Guard has not used mounted patrols since WWII but the fact that they chose horses shows that they were better suited for the job.
As odd as it seems to us today, the car was seen as the saviour and solution to the horse population and environmental issues at the turn of the century.