California Wildfire Heroes, Equine Art, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Welcome to our link roundup, where we share our favorite stories from around the Internet! Know a link that should be included? Email it to!

There’s so much sadness coming out of the wildfires in California, but there’s also so much human kindness.

Read this story about the cowboys driving into the flames to save horses and other animals lost in the chaos. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Speaking of the California wildfires, here’s how dozens of horses were rescued. (The Guardian)

A stuntman also helped rescue horses from the Southern California wildfires (The Hollywood Reporter) as did filmmaker Kevin Smith. (Livekindly)

Meet Jess Phoenix, a California scientist and horse trainer who risked everything to save Malibu’s equines from the flames. (Gizmodo)

Let’s all take a moment and enjoy a soothing horse-kitty snuggle:

Congratulations to our friends at Belle Vodka, who just won the 2018 Made in Virginia Award! (Bristol Herald Courier)

This beautiful photo essay explores how Kenya’s youth has fallen in love with horse racing. (South China Morning Post)

Oooh, this is cool! Geneticists are looking into how an Icelandic pony is a brand-new horse color. (Iceland Review)

Union General Phil Sheridan really loved his horse, Rienzi. (Atlas Obscura)

Munnings is one of my favorite artists of all time, and if you’re not yet familiar with his amazing equine portraits, here’s your chance. (Christie’s)

Congratulations to Roaring Lion and his connections – he’s this year’s European Horse of the Year at the Cartier Awards! (Daily Racing Form)

When Krista Jeppson Ashcraft was little, her friends called her “Pony Girl.” Now, she’s training horses for a living. (The Preston Citizen)


Are you obsessed with “Red Dead Redemption 2”? If so, here’s how to get that Arabian horse. (Express)

This is a lovely look back at the life of Bob Levy, a huge horse racing buff, an innovator, and the ultimate people person. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Ann Goble is a lifelong horse lover and artist, and her passion has earned her an incredibly prestigious award. (Gainesville Times)

A Japanese artist has created a flipbook manga video to celebrate 62-year-old jockey Fumito Matoba's record-setting 7,152 wins, and it’s amazing!

Ooh, this is cool! Color footage has been found from the 1939 Kentucky Derby! (WBIR)

Digby is Great Britain’s very first guide horse, and he has a new job in the London! (The Telegraph)

If you think horseback riding isn’t exercise, you need to read this! (Or, just take a riding lesson for an hour. Then you’ll know.) (The Guardian)

It’s so wonderful to see that Queen Elizabeth is still getting to ride at the age of 90.  She’s just so cool. (Daily Mail)

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