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Horses

6 Jun

American Pharoah's Majestic Run to a Triple Crown Victory

It's been 37 years in the making, but today's performance by American Pharoah was one for the history books. It is amazing to behold the speed and power of these animals.

The jockey, trainer and owner all praise the 3-year-old bay colt first and foremost. CNN reports trainer Bob Baffert saying, "I just feel like I have a very special horse and he's the one that won. It wasn't me."

Congratulations, American Pharoah.

3 Mar

Pint-Sized Pony Gets Help Seeing Over His Stall (VIDEO)

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Pedro may be small, but he has a big personality. (Photo from YouTube/Susan Collins)

Meet Pedro, the cutest Shetland pony you’ll ever see.

While it’s easy to fall in love with Pedro for his short stature, it’s also easy to forget that his size can make things difficult for him. So when the young riders at Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, London noticed Pedro couldn’t see over his stall, they decided to do something about it. Watch:

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18 Feb

Animal Planet and the EQUUS Foundation Shed Light on Horse Welfare Through Special Event

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Join Animal Planet in supporting the Equus Foundation by attending the Fete Cheval Etoile this Friday, Feb. 20, in Wellington, Fla. The event will shine light on the importance of horse welfare through the EQUUS Foundation.

A donation of a specific amount or ticket will grant access to cocktails, dinner, and the new Best Performance Team Invitational. Animal Planet and Ariat will be sponsoring one featured team. According to a press release, "Beezie Madden will captain the Ariat/Animal Planet team of Georgina Bloomberg and Nicole Shahanian-Simpson. George Morris and Katie Prudent will judge Madden, Bloomberg and Simpson in the Best Performance Team Invitational, a first of its kind competition where teams of grand prix riders will compete over a 1.35m jumper course judged on style and performance."

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Beezie Madden and Simon. Photo courtesy of Noelle Floyd.

Unable to attend in person? You can still show support. For more information, please visit the EQUUS Foundation online.

22 Jun

Rescuing Horses: Just Another Day at Animal Planet

 

Victoria Lowell, SVP of Marketing at Animal Planet, is passionate about horses and talks about volunteering at a horse rescue on Discover Your Impact Day, a global day of volunteerism for all of Discovery Communications. Over 3,300 employees around the world participated in projects in their communities.

Meet Black Jack ... isn't he adorable?  You would never guess he is blind especially the way he can zero in on a treat!  It's easy to forget he can't see because he is so at ease in his world.   Thanks to the efforts of Horsenet Horse Rescue in Mt. Airy, Md., Black Jack and his other blind pasture buddies have a happy, safe home for life. 

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Vicki feeds Black Jack and shows him some love.

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