Horse gives late owner a ‘last kiss’ goodbye at funeral

Inspired Stories 11/08/21, 16:19

A West Virginian horse loved his recently deceased owner so much that he bid a very special farewell. Major was caught on camera farewelling his owner with a "last kiss." A photo that went viral on social media shows the animal's head leaning above the casket. He seemingly licks the corpse's ...

PHOTOS: Horses run in centuries-old Spanish fiesta

Europe 05/04/19, 06:37

The chosen few get out of bed at dawn on May 2 to start preparations for what is the most important date in the calendar in the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, in southeastern Spain.Amid yawns, but with plenty of enthusiasm, they take their time plaiting the mane and ...

Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

U.S. 04/07/19, 18:57

Wild ponies living on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been corralled because visitors ignored warnings against approaching the animals.The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported last week that the warnings were ignored at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The ponies were moved to the south corral of Assateague Island.The Chincoteague Volunteer ...

Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

U.S. 03/09/19, 11:17

If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance. A classic image of the American West — wild horses stampeding across the landscape — not only has endured through the years but has multiplied past the ...

Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine center in Morocco

Entertainment 02/25/19, 06:32

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have traveled to one of Morocco's most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can benefit children with disabilities. The couple walked hand-in-hand as they arrived at the Royal Equestrian Sports Complex in Rabat on Monday. The royal pair ...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

U.S. 02/21/19, 10:21

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.The researchers found that fewer horseflies landed on the bedecked horses than on ...

Indiana town marshal rescues horse that got stuck in tree

Amazing 01/31/19, 12:49

An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold .Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball says the horse somehow became stuck in the multi-trunked tree Wednesday morning in the town about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south ...

Update: Roof collapse kills 3 horses in North Carolina

U.S. 12/11/18, 10:34

The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local):10:30 a.m.From left; Katie Pilon, 10, twins Cecilia Caldwell and Annie Caldwell, both 10, and Camilla Hart, 10, slide down a Latta Park hill that has seen it's share of sleds in Charlotte, on Monday, Dec. (John ...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

World 11/10/18, 05:32

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I.Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, even a baboon, all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — part of the Allied war machine.Researchers have been hard-pressed to ...

Celebrities flee fast-moving Southern California wildfire

U.S. 11/09/18, 18:15

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu. Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and ...

51 horses removed from Florida farm; charges pending

U.S. 10/30/18, 03:22

Authorities say they've removed more than 50 horses from a Florida farm in various stages of neglect. A Union County Sheriff's Office news release said Monday that 51 animals have been moved from the self-proclaimed 40-acre horse rescue in Lake Butler to a Tallahassee veterinary hospital. Officials say two horses were found ...

Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

U.S. 10/16/18, 02:07

Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.Choctaw horses ...

1,000 wild horses to be rounded up in Northern California

U.S. 10/05/18, 09:33

The U.S. Forest Service is set to round up 1,000 wild horses and says many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses.The roundup is set to begin Tuesday and last through the month. It will target horses from a herd in the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory inside ...

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