Man o’ War’s Last Rider, Tech Company Horse Whisperers, 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!

If you look at nothing else in this roundup, please read this interview with the last man to ride the mighty Man o’ War. (Paulick Report)

Ever wonder where the term “Charley horse” comes from? Ponder no more! (Huffington Post)

This is a great read on how working with horses can improve business leadership. And also ice cream! (Real Leaders)

Related: huge corporations (think Google and Disney) are paying big money for their employees to learn how to be horse whisperers. (Business Insider)


Vanity Fair asks if Queen Elizabeth II is feuding with a pony. I say Grandma Betsey would never. (Vanity Fair)

Therapy horses are helping residents at a Nova Scotia nursing home, and it’s touching to see. (Truro News)

Meet Il Tintoretto, a gorgeous gray gelding who was just named the World Horse Welfare’s rehomed horse of the year! (Horse & Hound)

Horseback riding is amazing for so many reasons, and one equestrienne has found that time with horses has helped her overcome Attention Deficit Disorder. (Newmarket Today)

Have you ever wanted to tour a horse farm? If you live in Upstate New York, here’s your chance – and it’s free! (Saratogian)

Here are some photos of Idris Elba on a horse. You’re welcome! (New York Post)

This is that good stuff I do like:

Equine therapy is helping veterans overcome PTSD, and that’s something to be celebrated. (WKBN)

After six years, horse racing is back at Colonial Downs, and the economic implications look like they’re going to be really beneficial for Virginians. (The Virginian-Pilot)

If you missed the Jockey Club Round Table on Sunday, this is a good recap of the morning. (Casino.Org)

Keeneland hosted its first music festival last weekend, and the reviews of the Railbird Fest are off the charts. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

This is a nice story about a harness horse, named for a fallen police officer, who just took part in his first race. (WABI)

Can goldfish really clean horses’ water troughs? (The Horse)

If you’ve ever wanted to see Weird Al Yankovic as a My Little Pony, then do I ever have some great news for you:

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