Auctions to benefit animals

30 07 2006

You can support Angel Acres Horse Haven Acres by bidding on their eBay auctions; Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is also listing eBay items to support their mission. (If you’d like to have your rescue-supporting auctions listed on Bridlepath, please leave a comment or email me at defrostindoors at gmail dot com)

Horses on stamps: Tanzania

30 07 2006

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New book: Appaloosa Tales With A Christmas Spirit

28 07 2006

Melissa LaMaster of rural Rushville has published “Appaloosa Tales with a Christmas Spirit.” The compilation centers around three short stories filled with horses, Christmas spirit and human friends.

“Every year I write Christmas stories for the family instead of Christmas cards, and this evolved from my stories,” LaMaster said.

The writer, who grew up in Arizona and moved to Rushville in 1996 after leaving Beardstown, has raised, trained and showed Appaloosa horses for more than 20 years.


The book is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon; the author’s website is here.

Horse news in brief, 2006-07-28

28 07 2006

Poor thing! Missing horse found in Palm Beach County…

Care of Charleston carriage horses under scrutiny

Still no explanation for seven fatal breakdowns at Del Mar track…

Rare Canadian Horse foal born in PEI…

Wadworth Shire horses are off on their summer holidays

Buy one riding lesson, get the second one free

Jockey to deny causing horse’s death while Paul O’Neill apologizes for headbutt…

Barbaro stable and regrowing hoof…

Too hot? Let’s cool off with a snowball fight

28 07 2006

Don’t you love it?!

Dartfield Horse Museum

25 07 2006

Did you know there’s a plethora (excellent word, that) of horse museums out there? Everyone knows about the International Museum of the Horse located in the Kentucky Horse Park, but there are lots of smaller, specialized museums out there as well. The Dartfield Horse Museum and Park is located in Ireland, east of Galway City and boasts exhibits dedicated to the history of the horse, live Irish horses for admiring, an art gallery and shop, mechanized horses to ride and lots of other neat stuff. It’s the brainchild of renowned Irish horseman and Connemara breeder Willie Leahy, and has only been open for a few years, but I think it deserves to be better-known. What would your ideal equestrian holiday be? I’ll be posting about more museums in the future; if you have a site you’d like to suggest, please post a comment or email me at defrostindoors at gmail dot com.

Chincoteague pony swim, July 26

25 07 2006

The famous swim is tomorrow! Every year, on the last Wednesday in July, the feral ponies swim from Assateague Island over to Chincoteague. After a rest, some ponies are auctioned off and the rest then swim back to Assateague. The spectacle was immortalized by Marguerite Henry in her book Misty of Chincoteague. It’s a pretty popular event, as you can imagine, but you can visit the islands and view the ponies in their natural environment anytime during the year. You can learn more about the ponies at the National Chincoteague Pony Association site (warning: some pages have sound effects).

Update: here’s a news link with some photos and a video of this year’s swim.

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