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Photographer Jim McKinniss Captures Equine Magic With Breathtaking Skill

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Jim McKinniss, Courtesy of Jim McKinniss I grew up on a horse farm. I love horses. And yet, it seems that they have evaded much ...

Horse Awfully Pleased With Itself For Blowing Out Birthday Candles

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.28.2015 | Good News

"Hey buddy! How you planning to celebrate your birthday?" "Oh you know, just a bit of horsing around." Internet, meet JD the horse. He lives at ...

Foodie Travel Gems Outside Washington DC

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The Piedmont region of Virginia has earned a reputation as a serene escape, especially for those living in the hectic Washington, D.C. corridor. The area springs alive with an abundance of horse farms and wineries less than an hour outside of the city.

Horses Helped This Vet With PTSD After No One Else Could

Tim Hayes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, anyone, including a soldier who had seen or done horrific things and, by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgement was another extraordinary gift that horses were capable of giving to humans.

What I Learned From Horses About Yoga and Life

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

As we rested in Savasana one evening and the teacher called out, "Sigh and let it all go," Cherie, a Clydesdale Thoroughbred Cross, chimed in with a lovely whinny. Clearly, horses and yoga went hoof and hand here.

How Wild Horses Made Prison Inmates Realize Something Transformative About Themselves

Tim Hayes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

One of my first experiences in witnessing the amazing dynamic that is possible in the interaction between horses and humans occurred at a maximum-security prison in Florence Colorado. It was here that I was introduced to The Wild Horse Inmate Program or WHIP.

Horses Use Their 'Voices' To Convey Their Emotions Just Like Humans Do

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

What's in a neigh? A lot more than you might think. According to a new study conducted by researchers in Switzerland, a horse's whinny reflects its...

Horse Tucks Himself In, Takes A Nap

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News

Why the long face? Because it's nap time, and even horses have to kick back and rest their hooves once in a while. But who -- whether four-legged o...

Escaped Horse Runs Straight To Olive Garden, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Weird News

This horse obviously says NEIGH to limited breadsticks. In an act of equine activism, a horse in South Carolina led cops on a highway chase Thursda...

Horsing Around in After-Dark Siena (VIDEO)

Rick Steves | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Rattling around late at night in an empty Siena, I found myself curbside at the craziest horse race in the world, the Palio. Hold on to your gnocchi!

26 Wild Horses Shot Dead

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than two dozen wild horses have been killed with shotguns on a remote mountainside in southern Greece, but the motive for...

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

The Longest Ride, a Romantic Drama With a Heart-warming Message

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.27.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride intertwines the love stories of two couples, decades apart, in this romantic drama.

Five Perfect Places to Bike, Hike, Sail, Horseback Ride, and Paddle Board

Natalie Compagno | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

The boat captain hears something on the radio and immediately speeds off in the opposite direction. I brace myself for the obligatory sea spray and hold on for dear life.

These Athletic Animals Make the Perfect Basketball Team

HooplaHa | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

March Madness is here -- is your bracket ready? If you're not sure who you should choose to win, perhaps these friendly and athletic animals can help you!

Thoughts Ending in a Song by Will Oldham

Ben Evans | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Ben Evans

What if, like Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyich, we got it all wrong? What if our conception and practice of life and living is as fundamentally flawed as the reality television and soft news we half-pretend to scoff at? Increasingly, I'm beginning to believe this is the case.

The Art of Slow Moving: A Journey Through America's Grasslands on Horseback

Robin Walter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

July 26, 2014 About two weeks have passed since four horses, a white mule named Pearl, Winnie the dog, Sebastian Tsocanos and I were dropped off in...

Horse Sanctuary Refuses To Let Lease Troubles Stop Them From Giving Animals A Better Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

A Southern California horse sanctuary that's losing its lease is hoping to purchase a massively bigger property up the road -- and they're asking for ...

Ski Resort Vacations for Non-Skiers

Findery | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Findery

The key to making everyone happy is in finding a mountain that can cater to all.

Horse Wedding: With This Carrot I Thee Wed

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chaker Khazaal

What do Judy Garland, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, and two horses named Romy and Rocky all have in common? I would normally come up with many witty, even snide retorts, but what I now know for sure is that they were all married at the same famous "Little Church of the West" in sunny Las Vegas. Yes, you read that right.

10 Horseback Safaris in the African Wilderness

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Venture into Africa's areas of natural beauty to seek out each region's extraordinary game on horseback.

WATCH: The World's Coolest Cloning Lab Is At A Polo Club In Argentina

Fusion | Jordi Oliveres, Gerry Martinez and Miguel Endara | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

BUENOS AIRES -- About an hour east of Buenos Aires, there are eight horses that look exactly the same. They have the same athletic build and quir...

A Book Review: Petrine Day Mitchum's New Book Hollywood Hoofbeats Breeds Horse Power

LuxEco Living | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
LuxEco Living

Petrine Day Mitchum grew up in what is considered the best of Hollywood's Golden Age. Her father was screen legend Robert Mitchum. But her world now is centered on her love of animals. And in particular the celebratory history of leading horses that brought more than the sound of hoofbeats to celluloid.

New Baby Clydesdale Is Born Into The Budweiser Family

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green

Budweiser has welcomed a new member to the family. A baby Clydesdale named Arizona was born Sunday at the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missour...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.