Horses Helping Soldiers, the Queen's Plate, and Other Must-Click Links of the Week

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Horses are helping veterans deal with PTSD, and a study is finding scientific proof that using horses in therapy works thanks to the Man O’ War Project. (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Saratoga is home to America’s oldest sporting venue and some of the greatest horse racing in the world, but did you know that it also has a top horse show? (Albany Times-Union)

If you’re heading to this year’s Queen’s Plate festival at Woodbine, here’s what you have to look forward to! (NOW Toronto)

Congratulations to the amazing Blue Point, who has been retired following his remarkable performances at Royal Ascot. (BBC Sport)

Mark Simms has chased his dreams of training racehorses from Afghanistan to Churchill Downs. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Speaking of horse shows, the Extreme Mustang Makeover is heading to the Kentucky Horse Park. (WTVQ)

The butteri, the cowboys of Italy, have traditionally been a macho bunch; now, women are starting to enter the field thanks to a new training course. (Washington Post)

Spend Royal Ascot with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family. (Yahoo!)

Speaking of Royal Ascot, here are some of the very best hats from the festival. (Go Fug Yourself)

From a dress code assistant to a bookie, spend a day in the life of the people working at Royal Ascot. (CNN)

If you want to smile, check out this video of little kids getting to ride horses as part of their summer vacation. (KeloLand)

I get the same way when someone interrupts me when I’m eating.

I would love to visit this exhibit on the history of horses in sport! (Gloucester Daily Times)

Sometimes rest is the best medicine for a horse. Find out about the science of healing in this very informative article. (The Horse)

If you’re anywhere near Pennsylvania, head to the Frick to see Paul Mellon’s amazing collection of sporting art that includes several racing scenes by the likes of Munnings, Turner, and Seymour. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Only in Texas could a police officer catch a wayward horse with a lasso. Yeehaw! (KTXA Texas 21)

Ooooh, I love this sort of thing! How exactly did horses become domesticated? DNA is helping scientists uncover the mystery. (Advanced Science News)

Simon Baker talks horses, surfing, and incarnating elegance in this interview. (Women’s Wear Daily)

This is huge news for horse lovers: Australian scientists may have discovered a medicine that can prevent laminitis. (The Horse)

Step inside the Maine Mounted Search & Rescue, the only certified mounted rescue unit in the Pine Tree State. (Sun-Journal)

This is old, but I hadn’t seen it before: Check out this awesome 360-degree view of showjumping:

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