Celebrating Gary Stevens, Mongolian Horses, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Happy retirement to Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens! From Beholder to “Seabiscuit,” he’s given fans so many amazing memories. (Idaho Statesman)

Do you know the history of the American Saddlebred? It’s a horse that’s unique to the U.S. (CNN)

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce, gave up Thanksgiving for Spain’s Madrid Horse Week, and it looks like she’s doing well on the Longines Global Champions Tour! (Daily Mail)

Three cheers for Billy, one of the horses who played Black Beauty in a movie of the same name in 1994. He’s still going strong, and he just got a brand-new plaque to commemorate his accomplishments. (BBC)

So how were horses, dogs, pigs, and other farmyard animals domesticated? Let’s turn to Science to find out! (Science

The San Francisco Giants’ Johnny Cueto is spending his off-season exactly like I would: on horseback! (MLB)

Do you need a smol zoom to wrap up your holiday weekend?

Grab your tissues before you read this lost poem, which is an ode to the horses of World War I. (The Epoch Times)

In Maryland, fox hunting has supplanted football as the ultimate Thanksgiving sport. (The Baltimore Sun)

Let’s celebrate the renaissance of the Mongolian Horse, who’s once again thriving on the steppes. (Xinhua Net)

Twelve-year-old Alyssa Hakim lived in a world of self-imposed silence until her foster parents took her to Hope Reins. That’s where she met Joey, a blind therapy horse, and the two took massive strides together. (WRAL)

Happy retirement to OSU’s beloved mascot Bullet! He’s heading back to his farm to live out his life with his girlfriend. (KFOR)

Players are using Red Dead Redemption 2 to play The Floor Is Lava with their horses, and I am here for it. (Comic Book)

This is an interesting look at why racehorses in Japan have longer careers than racehorses in the US. (New York Times)

Why is a good horse farm so hard to find when you’re shopping for real estate? (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Prince Charles just unveiled an incredible sculpture at Ascot to celebrate his 70th birthday!  (ITV)

I would have loved this so much as a kid!

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