Jockeys for a Cause, Historic Horse Births, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Riding out the pandemic in her teenage bedroom has helped a writer reconnect with her equestrian past. (Vogue)

European superstar jockeys Frankie Dettori and A.P. McCoy are banding together to help raise money for the U.K.’s National Health Service COVID-19 Crisis Fund. (Paulick Report)

I love this: Apparently dogs and horses mimic each other during play! (ABC News)

With other sports on hold, horse racing is getting more TV time than ever. (KSTP)

In fact, it’s triple the television audience of last year! (

With travel on hold for the moment, wouldn’t you like to take a virtual trip to Norway’s equine destinations? (FEI)

Torpedo the horse is bringing joy to Bethany, Conn., residents during coronavirus lockdown. (FOX 61)

Speaking of horses helping humans, Poetry the horse stopped by an Albuquerque senior living center to spread some joy. (Albuquerque Journal)

Give it up to the farriers, who have continued to attend to Maryland’s horses through the COVID-19 outbreak. (Capital Gazette)

Holy Guadalajara, batman: A whopping 99 horses have been nominated to the Arkansas Derby! (Horse Racing Nation)

I would very much like a turn riding the giraffe!

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Some vital information for the equestrians out there: FEI is offering free access to its sport horse channel! (Horsetalk New Zealand)

The second wild horse foal of 2020 has arrived on North Carolina’s Outer Banks! (WSOC TV)

Speaking of: There are now 111 wild horses reported on Shackleford Island according to the National Parks Service. (Carolina Coast Online)

I’ve been browsing ridiculous real estate that I will never be able to afford as part of my lockdown routine, so this opulent Massachusetts horse farm is exactly the sort of thing I want to stare at. (Boston Magazine)

FEI is ranking the best American equestrian stars. While I don’t agree with their top five (WHERE IS MICHAEL MATZ!?) I learned a lot! (FEI)

Hooray for Penny the pony, who was found a month after being stolen from her home in Plant City, Fla. (Plant City, FL Patch)

This is pure and good: 

This is great advice for horse owners: It’s important to plan ahead with horse feed during the pandemic, but please do not hoard. (Northern Kentucky Tribune)

Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs is bringing therapy horses to brighten seniors’ days at a South Carolina nursing home. (Aiken Standard)

Here’s how Penn State is planning to hold its annual Equine Science Showcase during a global pandemic. (Daily Collegian)

Tennessee’s Angel Heart Farm connects children coping with cancer with equine therapy even through the coronavirus. (Williamson Herald)

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association celebrated two historic births this week! (Crookston Times)

If you’re a horseback rider, here’s how you can use quarantine as a time of reinvention. (Wahpeton Daily News)

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