Holiday Festivities, Empathy for Equestrians, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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So just how did a horse end up in a barn’s hayloft one night? I like all of these guesses, but I’m going with #1. (The Cut)

This is a great read about a rescued Tennessee Walking Horse, a bell, and hope for the holidays. (BloodHorse)

Check out the elaborate, wonderful hats of Thanksgiving Day at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. (NOLA)

How much do you know about equine therapy? Horses really thrive as physical and emotional therapy animals for people with special needs. (9 and 10 News)

I think this would actually get me to jump rope consistently:

Travel back in time to when the races were Hollywood’s venue to see and be seen. (CNN)

Kentuckians, why not welcome the holidays with an evening drive through the Kentucky Horse Park’s lights tour? (WKYT)

Dare the therapy miniature horse is lifting spirits at a Texas nursing home. Good boy, Dare! (Dallas Morning News)

If you want to own a rare white Thoroughbred, here’s your chance! (BloodHorse)

How do you tame a wild horse? Paul Parr of Castana, Iowa shares his knowledge. (Enterprise Pub)

This is a wonderful essay about the horse sense a cowboy’s garnered from his equine companion. (World)

My preference is coffee, but I really feel a kinship with Jake, the pampered police horse who can’t start his day without a cup of tea.

The Mexican women’s equestrian team Escaramuza Charra Sueño Dorado is bringing Mexican tradition to Idaho. (Idaho Statesman)

A 95-year-old former cowgirl fulfilled a wish by getting one final trail ride. (San Diego Tribune)

Here’s how firefighters are learning to decontaminate horses caught in wildfires. (Horse and Hound)

How can horse owners use empathy to predict and interpret horses’ behaviors? This article is a must-read for equestrians. (The Horse)

What’s the best way to recover from heart surgery? A visit from your favorite horse certainly has to rank highly! (KRCR News)

How does spending $8,000 to make $60,000 sound? That’s just what happened on Saturday at Del Mar when Zuzanna won the Red Carpet Handicap. (Paulick Report)

North Carolinians, want to join Pony Patrol to help the wild horse herds on the Outer Banks? Me, too! Here’s how. (WCTI 12)

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