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YOU GUYS. Apparently Iceland has an annual pony party and we’re all invited! This is essentially my dream scenario. (CNN)
Justin the pony was living in a garden shed when Lesley Cook bought him sight unseen on Facebook. This week, he won the Champion New Forest division of the Horse of the Year Show in the UK. (Horse and Hound)
Now this is dedication to education! A North Carolina student missed her bus, so she saddled up her horse and rode to school. (WBTV)
Why am I never in the right place at the right time?! Apparently a miniature service horse was spotted in an Upper West Side Starbucks this week. So cute! (West Side Rag)
The Wild Mustang Makeover just wrapped up, and here’s how one participant gentled a feral horse in less than four months. (The Daily Sentinel)
How can police learn to communicate with special-needs nonverbal kids and adults? This program is using horses to foster communication between people and the precinct. (WBHM)
Cherry Wine was one of my favorite horses of the 2016 Triple Crown trail, so it’s great to see him thriving in his new career!
In really good news, the Horseracing Integrity Act is gaining major momentum. (BloodHorse)
If you live in the Empire State and love horse racing, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is looking for a new Executive Director! (Paulick Report)
The headline of this video says that a bull elk and a horse squared off in Pennsylvania; I watched it, though, and the horse did not care a hoot about the elk. In a huge big mood, he just kept eating throughout the whole wild encounter. Same horse. Same. (CBS Pittsburgh)