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Very British Police Horse Refuses to Work Without a Cup of Tea

Though there may be a never-ending debate over the preference for coffee or tea, a 20-year-old police horse named Jake has made his decision and he’s sticking by it. After sneaking a sip from his rider’s cup of tea one day, it became apparent that the horse had developed a strong liking for his daily …

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Gentle Giants: The Amazing Rescue Charity Saving Draft Horses From Slaughter

Draft horses may look imposing, but most are very sweet animals. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to care for them. Many horses end up neglected, abused, and abandoned. That’s where the Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue comes in. Clydesdales have become more popular because of famous horses such as the Budweiser Clydesdales that regularly grace our …

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El Rey Magnum: Has Selective Horse Breeding Gone Too Far?

The Arabian horse is easy to recognize. The dished face and slender throat-latch are characteristic of the horse breed. However, a young Arabian horse called El Rey Magnum has raised concerns among veterinarians. Concerns over breed standards exist in all sorts of domestic animal breeds. This happens when the search for an ideal look or …

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Johnny Depp’s Horse Farm Will Go To Auction

What happens when your son gets rich and famous? If you’re Johnny Depp’s mom, you get a hobby horse farm. The celebrated Hollywoodian star bought his mother a horse farm of dreams, just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, at Versailles Road, in 1995. The farm was sold in 2001, and then re-bought by Depp in 2005. …

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Meet Big Jake, the World’s Tallest Horse

Big Jake, the now 19-year-old Belgian gelding who was crowned the world’s tallest horse by the Guinness World Records in 2010. Big Jake stands at 20 hands 2¾ inches (210.2cm tall or 82.75 in). Big Jake took over the record of the tallest living horse from Remington, a Clydesdale horse who measured 20 hands (203.2 …

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