Breeders’ Cup Features, Helping Horses During the Pandemic, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Breeders’ Cup week has officially kicked off in Lexington, Ky. with a fireworks show! (LEX 18)

Meet jockey Holly Doyle, who will be riding Mighty Gurkha in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. (Paulick Report)

This is a nice look at all of the horses pointing to this Saturday’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. (The Press Enterprise)

This is an incredible story of a horse named Clover who police found in abominable conditions when he was just ten months old. Rehabilitated by inmates in a Georgia prison, Clover was adopted and is now a top event horse competing in horse shows around the country. (U.S. Eventing

I love this! Beijing just installed its very first equestrian path in its Cuigezhuang area. More horseback riding for everyone! (China Daily)

If you’re shopping for a horse-crazy kid this holiday season, this book, Muck and Magic, sounds fantastic. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)  

Have you taken in a rescue horse who needs rehabilitation? This is a great guide on how to get your new partner healthy and happy. (Equus Magazine)

I love this family’s love for their life-sized Clydesdale statue named Charlie. (Sentinel & Enterprise

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Huge congratulations are in order for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, whose California program pairing ex-racehorses with inmates has just celebrated its one-year anniversary. (The Horse

Speaking of horses helping people, Katie Joseph has brought horses to a juvenile detention center to help rehabilitate and teach the kids at Stevenson House Detention Center. (Milford Live

Normally the Melbourne Cup is usually called the “race that stops a nation;” this year, it will be the race that restarts Australia. (The Paulick Report

After Reagan Lowman suffered an in-utero stroke, her parents were told their daughter would never walk. Now, she’s headed to the Special Olympics as an equestrian. (KVUE)

Meet the equestrian who rode her horse to Oakland’s ballot box to inspire people to vote. (NBC Bay Area)

A new study shows horses know our intentions, even when we don’t accomplish our goals. Where’s my movie about psychic ponies?! (The Horse

Do you need to see a horse and a cat fishing for crab together in Alaska? Of course you do! (The Guardian)

The Blue Cross Fund began as a way to help war horses during World War I and is still going strong, now providing aid to horses affected by the global pandemic. (Horse Talk New Zealand)

Blueberry Sapphire is a Quarter Horse rescued from a kill pen who has become the Headless Horseman’s mount in Kansas City, Mo. (KMBC)

Veterans are getting equine therapy to help them live with PTSD at Windhaven Therapeutic Riding, and that’s a wonderful thing. (The Columbian

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