Letitia Skinner

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US vet flies in for three-hour operation on acid attack filly

A US vet <b>flew to Britain to join UK colleagues as they operated on the filly injured in a suspected acid attack.</b><p>Rainbow Equine Hospital had consulted …

New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.

Is salt the secret to a healthy horse?

<b>Could salt be the answer to keeping your horse in good health?</b><p>Australian Richard Butterworth said he has “no doubt” that within a decade, salt …

Cowboy Codes

For decades, cowboys have lived by an unwritten code of ethics that guides how they work, and how they interact with and treat livestock, their …

Disabled Horse Becomes Artist and Creates Abstract Paintings to Help Disabled Veterans

For more than two years, people have ponied up between $50 and $150 to buy affordable and original paintings by a majestic western artist that …

What Is Barrel Racing?

Barrel racing is a truly special event in the rodeo world, and one of the fastest. While cowboys are holding down bucking broncs and spinning bulls, …

Barrel Racing 101: Understanding the barrel pattern and the perfect circle

Barrel Racing 101: Understanding the barrel pattern and the perfect circle<p>Barrel racing, like other equine disciplines, requires proper preparation …

Barrel Racing

The rare fire phenomenon as bewitching as it is dangerous

The fiery phenomenon known as a “fire devil” has been filmed in Portugal as the nation battles a string of wildfires and sky-high temperatures.<p>A …

Photo: Little songbird shows off his impressive tail feathers

Well hello, pin-tailed whydah ... what an impressive set of tail feathers you have! The little songbird measures in at four to five inches, but …

Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Previously Used Rocket Live Right Here

Later today, SpaceX will launch a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), where it will drop off an EchoStar …

Space Travel

Jockey banned for switching urine samples to cover up cocaine use

A jockey who failed a drugs test after trying to <b>pass off someone else’s urine as his own to cover up his cocaine use</b> has been served with a lengthy …

Horse Racing

In the Magazine: When Is a Rider’s Weight Too Much?

<b>Excerpt from the October 2017 issue of Heels Down Magazine.</b><p>Sophie Tolley is the first to admit that she used to be a little overweight.<p>Like most …

Former racers prove a dab hand at horseball

As well as displaying their talents in the worlds of dressage, showing and eventing, <b>many former racehorses are now finding a new career playing</b> …

Thoroughbreds

Man rides horse across Germany to pick up grandchildren from school

A man from a village just outside Nuremberg promised his grandson that he'd pick him up from school on his horse one day — and has now honored that …

Europe

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

My 4-year-old recently called out to me that he was all dressed for school and going to play outside.<p>A moment later, I watched him appear outside the kitchen window and begin to happily blow bubbles — in his pajamas.<p>It can be alarming to parents when children begin telling lies like this (as well …