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Meet Frederick The Great, the World’s Most Beautiful Horse

Frederick The Great, also known as World’s Most Beautiful Horse, turns heads wherever he goes. One glance at the horse makes it obvious as to why he’s known as the most beautiful horse in the world. Although the Friesian horse breed is considered one of the most beautiful horse breeds, Frederick The Great takes beauty …

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Calypso, Oldest Horse in Australia Dies Aged 50

The oldest living horse in Australia, a gelding called Calypso, has died at the ripe old age of 50. Almost double the average horse lifespan, Calypso had a few age-related ailments, but his death came as a surprise. Calypso lived on the Gold Coast and there was a big party to celebrate his 50th birthday …

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U.S. House of Representatives Debate on Ending Horse Slaughter

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives met to hold a hearing on the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961.). This act, if passed, would provide federal legislation that would permanently ban horse slaughter in the United States. This bill would also put an end to the exportation of American horses to …

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Heroic Dogs Save Horses from Being Stolen for Meat

Brenda Kramer of Zephyr Hills, Florida, knew that something wasn’t quite right when she heard her two Rottweiler dogs barking. In fact, the dogs were causing such a commotion that Kramer ran outside in the early hours of Sunday morning to see what the problem was. When she got outside, she discovered that the power …

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Last Surviving Black Beauty is 30 and Still Going Strong

Considered one of our 20 best horse movies, the movie Black Beauty (1994) was a staple in our childhoods. Even the toughest of equestrians held back tears during the intense emotional moments of the film. One of the horses who played the role of Black Beauty is still alive and going strong!  A stunning black …

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Miniature Horse Farm Makes for the Cutest Day Out Ever

Everything’s bigger in Texas… except these Miniature horses! Little America is a farm in Austin, Texas, with big goals. With over 150 horses in their herd, this may be the cutest place in the world. Fortunately, you can plan a visit to spend the day with these tiny equines! Little America has been family owned …

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U.S. Government Will Pay You $1,000 to Adopt a Wild Horse or Burro in Texas

Have you ever wanted to own a one of a kind piece of American history? Well, now you can. The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an adoption event this weekend where potential adopters can view wild horses and burros seeking their new homes. In order to encourage adoptions the Bureau of Land Management, or …

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Service Horse on a Plane Causes Outrage (Video)

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on an airplane? A military service dog, perhaps, or fellow passenger drying out a pair of sweaty socks by the air vent? Some strange things occur on flights, however, a horse on a plane is a first. A Horse on a Plane? Passenger Shaming on Twitter (@PassengerShame) recently …

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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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