Phar Lap was born on October 4th in Seadown, near Timaru in the South Island of New Zealand. Keep reading for more information.
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Should we believe the legend stating that the horse of Mohammed’s uncle wore shoes suggesting that perhaps horseshoes were invented in the Orient?
The highways and country roads were jammed with horse vans and trailers so the van carrying Shergar would have blended right in.
Shergar the racehorse may not be a household name in North America, but in Ireland he is remembered as a nation’s favourite racing “son.”
Hit by shrapnel, muddy, bloody and terrified, Jimmy the donkey had found safety in the midst of one of the worst battles of WWI.
If a tall sexy Clint Eastwood, or a swaggering John Wayne comes to mind when you think of a cowboy, in truth they were the Hollywood made versions.
The public postal service in England first got the go ahead in 1635 when post-boys carried the mail between “posts” to a local postmaster.
The exception to this was Napoleon, who was left-handed and preferred to ride on the right with his troops and hold his sword in the left hand.
Indians had never seen horses before this, so they held them in highest esteem (almost godlike) and were not allowed to own them for years.
The oldest known rocking horse was owned by Charles I and was bought in 2006 by The Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood.
Hollywood mega producer, Steven Spielberg, became aware of the War Horse theatre production through one of his producers, Kathleen Kennedy.
As animal lovers, it would be remiss not to think of the unsung heroes, those who had no choice and were suddenly involved in the unspeakable horrors of war
British born Edward James Muggeridge changed his name many times over the course of his lifetime and was truly an odd duck by anybody’s standards.
In truth 20 MULE TEAM was a misnomer because it was in fact a team of 18 mules and 2 horses but, the Borax 20 Mule Team slogan had a better ‘ring’ to it.
Research into the meaning of nursery rhymes produces a wealth of ideas, opinions and versions from historians, researchers and authors through centuries.