Note: This is day 16 of my 30-day blogging challenge. What the heck is a 30-day blogging challenge? Read about it here.
- It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, and you know what that means. Clydesdales. And based on this teaser image released by Budweiser, it looks like their puppy friend is back, too.
“The second Budweiser ad, “Lost Dog,” will feature the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and their favorite companion. In the spot, the Budweiser Clydesdales will tell an emotional story and help a puppy who has lost his way learn the true meaning of friendship.”
- A U.S. appeals court sided with the AQHA in the ongoing cloning legislation. The breed registry was sued by breeders who claim its ban on clones constitutes a monopoly.
- It’s cold out. You need your heart warmed. Check out this story about a young girl whose life has been transformed through hippotherapy. (Sorry about the autoplay.)
- This article has my favorite description of eventing ever:
“Riders competed in a sport called Eventing which has three stages ranging from horse behavior to ability to over come obstacles and show jumping.”
- Are you a youth involved in 4-H or FFA? Do you live in South Dakota? Would you like to win a Quarter Horse yearling? Today’s your lucky day. (Yeah, a Quarter Horse, not a pony. Someone in the editing department at KOTA messed up.)
- Lots of crime in the news this week, unfortunately.
- Horse owners in south Houston reported a string of thefts of feed, tack and farm equipment.
- Packages left by UPS, including one box of tack, have been stolen off porches in the Ocala, Florida, area.
- Worst of all, a pair of horses were stolen from a Julian, California, ranch last week in two separate incidents. Be careful, everyone.
- And finally, there’s an interesting look at the similarities and differences between greyhounds and racehorses—and cheetahs—over at our sister site, DogChannel.com
That’s it for this week. Enjoy your weekend!
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