Horse Therapy, the Met Opera’s Donkey, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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What’s the best way to get over being dumped? I have to assume winning half a million dollars at the track helps! (Newsweek)

What are the benefits of horseback riding? The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco’s social media shows why it’s the best sport for mind and body. (HOLA)

Love this! Meet Sweets, the BART-riding miniature therapy horse. (San Francisco Chronicle)

I know you’ve been craving a conversation between John Cena and Keegan-Michael Key about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, so here you go. (Cinema Blend)

Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding is offering equine-assisted therapy to veterans, adults, and children, and that’s a beautiful thing. (KRQE)

Meet Gabriel, the Metropolitan Opera’s donkey and all-around Good Boy:

Speaking of Sir Gabriel (thank you Susie for alerting me to his title!) here’s how you train a donkey to perform in an internationally acclaimed opera. (Playbill)

Do you know the story of Belvoir Bay? She escaped the terrifying San Luis Rey fire of 2019, set a speed record in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, and then sold for $1.5 million. (CNN)

If you’re building a barn for your horses, this is a great guide to making sure it’s properly ventilated. (The Horse)

I’m definitely going to buy this adorable book called The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse for my nephew – it sounds charming and full of good lessons. (The Guardian)

I hope this works: scientists are using horsehair to create fake rhino horns to stop poaching the endangered species. (CNN)

Here’s how a horse knew to go back and rescue his stablemates from a terrifying California fire. (Inside Edition)

Meet the horse whisperer who’s helping military veterans overcome PTSD. (Military Times)

Watch this pony make a grandmother’s day at a Scottish nursing home. So sweet!

Did Johnny Depp’s horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky just get sold? (Lexington Herald-Leader)

New Mexico students are thriving with a little help from some pony therapy. (Taos News)

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