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Sir Winston Churchill was an animal lover, there’s no doubt about it! When it came to the end of World War One he couldn’t stomach the idea of leaving the trusty steeds of the British cavalry behind, so he intervened and secured the safe return of tens of thousands of warhorses stranded in Europe. During […]

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He was one of the greatest racehorses of the 18th Century and was known for his endurance ability over four miles (that’s around 6.5 km!). But his stellar racing career (34 wins) was not the only thing this stallion was known for. It was his name, ‘Potatoes’ that got people talking. But how did he […]

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Yeehaw! The Wild West era of history was filled with daring feats of horsemanship and the Pony Express was known for this! What on earth am I talking about I hear you ask? Well, the Pony Express was a mail service relay team that ran across a 2,000 mile route (!!!) through cities such as […]

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In the 1800s, stagecoaches were used in many different ways but one of their most important roles was to keep people connected. People depended on the stagecoach system to keep in touch with friends and family across the country. Not only did they carry people in carriages pulled by teams of six horses, they also […]

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As one of the only horses to survive the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, where the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army suffered a terrible defeat against the Native Americans, Comanche was the favoured war mount of one of the US army generals. The Battle of Little Bighorn was also known as […]

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Today we are stepping back through history globetrotters and taking a peek at how horses have evolved over time. The modern horses that we are used to only represent one small branch of the HUGE family tree known as the Equidae. This tree spans over millions of years and all other branches are sadly extinct, […]

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Get a load of this little beauty globetrotters! This is the famous Curio, undefeated for 8 years, who is part of rodeo horse royalty! No one would have thought that a little roan mare standing at just 14 hands high would become one of the most famous buckjumpers to have ever entered a rodeo arena. […]

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It’s no secret that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a passionate horsewoman. She’s been recognised by the FEI with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to the horse, has been ranked among the top breeders in the UK (she owns a modest string of racehorses) and we’ve all seen the photos of her […]

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She was small in size and had a less than ideal conformation, but Jenny Camp was a mare who came out on top and made the history books at a time when the world was in turmoil. Born in 1926 at the US Army Remount Station in Front Royal, Virginia, she was of Thoroughbred-Standardbred breeding, […]

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Since the cowboy first pointed his gun in The Great Train Robbery in 1903, Western movies have entertained audiences the world over with their stories, landscapes and colourful cowboy characters. And thanks to the power of 2004 film Hidalgo’s visual imagery, audience interest in the genre has once again been captured. But, like my mum […]

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