Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s what’s been happening in the horse world this week.
- Back in my day, I’m pretty sure there was no such thing as a “prom proposal.” But today, this is a thing that the kids do, and one kid charmed his boo with the help of a horse. Important: Do people still use the word “boo”?
- Here’s a nice article for the fans and supporters of police horses. It’s an interesting look at how Detroit’s mounted unit earns its keep in a cash-strapped city.
- Also for fans of police horses, this video of Officer Red enjoying a trip through a Krispy Kreme drive-thru in Tampa.
- It’s been a tough winter in the Northeast, and one therapeutic riding center in upstate New York is seeking help after the roof of its arena sustained snow damage.
- This spectacular fall by an amateur steeplechase jockey has been making the rounds this week. It really does look like he’s trying to dismount about a stride out from the jump (you can watch the full video here.) He got up and walked away without injury. Impressive!
- If you know someone in Maryland who is interested in horses but doesn’t know how to get started, tell them about the Horse Discovery Center program. I hope other states implement similar programs.
- Check out these photos of 93-year-old Prince Philip driving a four-in-hand. Very cool.
- An almost fully intact horse skeleton from 2,000 years ago was unearthed at a construction site in England. From the article: “The horse may have been just a workhorse for the quarries…or it might have been someone’s prize thoroughbred; we won’t know until tests are done.”
- The great racehorse Cigar, who passed away last fall at age 24, will be honored with a bronze sculpture at the Kentucky Horse Park. Cigar spent his long retirement greeting fans at the park’s Hall of Champions.
Prom goals!?????? @Cathetic #freemiggy pic.twitter.com/AWZRhMyr8b
— Shari Thompson (@sharinotsorry_) March 26, 2015
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!
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