Fans at the Derby, New Orleans Riding Clubs, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Adam Hollingsworth, known as the Dreadhead Cowboy, credits his horses for helping him out of depression. Now, he’s riding through Chicago neighborhoods to bring joy to families in lockdown. (New York Times)

Did you hear that there will be fans at the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby? Get the details here! (Louisville Courier-Journal)

I had no idea that Kim and Kanye have a whole herd of Friesian horses! (People)

This is a touching story of a racehorse named in honor of a Parkland shooting victim. (Courier and Press)

Over in New Orleans, two riding clubs are delivering food to the homeless community as well as riding through the French Quarter. (

Fascinating! It seems that Bronze Age equestrians had a preference for male horses. (Science Magazine)

This is so ridiculously cool:

What? Like it’s hard? // @artefactprod on TikTok

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Del Mar’s meet is about to begin, and the San Diego-area track is going the extra mile to ensure horse and human safety. (Online Gambling)

In California, Ivey Park Ranch is offering healthcare workers equine therapy to help them recover from job stress. (WHNT 19)

The Compton Cowboys – The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland is a new book that tells the story of the group of horse owners and riders from the Richland Farms section of LA’s Compton neighborhood. (The Mercury)

Did you know horses like to sunbathe? It’s true! So don’t worry if you see the wild ponies on the Outer Banks stretched out in the sand – they’re just enjoying some summer beach time. (Greensboro News and Record)

This is so sweet – residents of Grand Junction, Co. held a horse parade for their neighbors in an assisted living facility to celebrate Independence Day! (KKCO)

Marwari horses, the beautiful breed indigenous to India, are on the cusp on returning to racing in Jaipur! (Times Now News)

I love how this guide on how to write about horseback riding underscores just how much athleticism it takes to look effortless. It’s harder than it looks, y’all! (

Speaking of horseback riding, here’s why and how to make sure you’re warming up your horse correctly every time. (The Horse)

Horses don’t judge, and that’s part of what makes them so helpful for veterans in therapy for PTSD. (VAntage Point)

If you happen to have a spare $25 million hanging around, this California ranch sure looks pretty! (Forbes)

How do I get involved with this whole situation?

• ❤️❤️ • • • @gracebibs

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I don’t know why you would ever want to do anything else but hop on Epona; but, if you’re interested, here’s everything that’s not a horse that Link can ride in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (ScreenRant)

I love this article about Forego, one of the great racehorses of all time who often gets overlooked. (BloodHorse)

One of the first things horse racing nerds will tell you is that the breed is descended from three Arabian stallions. New science is suggesting that may not be true, so if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be going down this rabbit hole for the rest of the week. (Paulick Report)

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