Summer Reading for Horse Fans, Equine Therapy, 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 americasbestracing@gmail.com!

If you haven’t yet seen this webcomic on how to draw a horse, stop everything you’re doing and read it now. It’s so wonderful! (New Yorker)

Which led Lifehacker to wonder, why is it so hard to draw a horse? (Lifehacker)

A new book is focusing on the first Triple Crown winner’s life after racing. I want it! (Winchester Star)

When you think of Clydesdales, you probably think of the gentle giants pulling the Budweiser wagon. So you’re going to want to see these photos of the draft horses doing dressage, trail riding, and even jumping! (Chronicle of the Horse)

Why should you own a racehorse? This piece makes a great case. (The Pressbox)

Did you know that Belmont Park offers one of the safest racing surfaces in the United States? (Associated Press)

Looking for your new beach read? Check out these two books about underdogs on horseback! (Outside Online

Angela Wood is traveling the United States by horse and buggy to raise money to fight hunger. (Jackson Hole News and Guide)

Ever wonder how much money Queen Elizabeth makes from her racehorses? Ponder no more! (The Cheat Sheet)

This is going to make you smile:

If you love ancient history and horses, you’re going to want to read about this 12,000-year-old horse engraving found in France! (Live Science)

Meet the equine therapy program that’s helping veterans recover from PTSD in West Bridgewater, Ma. (South Coast Today)

Related: this is a wonderful explanation of how horse therapy helps treat anxiety and trauma of all kinds. (Bustle)

So what was with the water horse in the new “Frozen 2” trailer? (Uproxx)

Summer’s here, and that means warm weather! Here’s how to help your horse cope with the heat. (The Horse)

Saratoga War Horse is such a great charity: it pairs off-the-track Thoroughbreds with veterans to the benefit of both groups. (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk is heading to Royal Ascot! (Chicago Tribune)

In a race between man and horse, who would win? Yeah, you probably guessed correctly, but this competition sounds fascinating! (Runner’s World)

Meet the Washington women who are making huge strides in horse racing. (Q13 FOX)

Join Maryland in remembering Louise W. Christmas, an incredible horsewoman with a passion for Thoroughbreds. (Baltimore Sun)

Happy trails to Leo, a Florida Mounted Patrol horse who’s heading to retirement. (FOX 35)

Enjoy watching these kids serenade and Atlanta police horse with “Old Town Road.” (WSB Atlanta)

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