Local equine transport helps horses headed to Newtown

The horses that a Poolesville horse ambulance was expected to carry to Connecticut are small, but their mission is a huge one: help heal the hearts of the children affected by the Sandy Hook shooting last month.

Style bible’s most controversial model?

Vogue Australia has featured Oscar-winning actresses, princesses and supermodels on its front covers, but now for the first time in the magazine’s 53-year history it will be a four-legged beauty looking out from the publication’s most important page.

Indiana artist gaining international attention

His paintings mimic those of famous abstract and impressionist painters. They appear to be heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock or Vincent Van Gogh. But the artist himself more closely resembles Smarty Jones or Secretariat.

Justin is a nine-year old 1500-pound Friesian horse that began painting two years ago.

All the Missing Horses

Davis has paid the BLM a total of $17,630 for the animals, far less than BLM has expended to provide them – the agency estimates it costs $1,000 to roundup a wild horse and records show it has paid as much as $5,000 per truckload to ship them to Davis.

Mount Airy sanctuary works to provide horses with safe homes

Incorporated in 2005, the Mount Airy rescue at 17250 Old Frederick Road sits on 109 acres and works to save draft horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect by finding them adoptive homes as trail and schooling horses.

Horse Sense — and more

Southwest Behavioral Health Services houses a new equine-assisted therapy program run by Flagstaff therapist Libby Smith. “Horses mirror,” Smith said, quoting Winston Churchill, “‘There is nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.'”

Mystery of horse taming ‘solved’ by gene study

Horses were domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, a genetic study shows. The work, by a Cambridge University team, brings together two competing theories on horse domestication.

Identity of Pompeii’s “Mystery Horse” Revealed

(PhysOrg.com) — The identity of a mysterious breed of “horse” which has baffled experts since its remains were uncovered at Pompeii has been resolved by a Cambridge University researcher – who realised it was a donkey.

Horse Sense and Soldiers

Horse Sense and Soldiers introduces viewers to three veterans who are experiencing difficulties interacting with their families and going about their daily lives due to PTSD.

Renowned Horse Whisperer Puts Veterans on a Path to Healing

In the newest special in Military Channel’s Coming Home initiative, original “horse whisperer” and American renaissance cowboy Monty Roberts works with three veterans of the Iraq war, each of whom suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The result is nothing short of magic.

The Painted Pony

Debbie Grayson Lincoln, Laurie Pace, Diane Whitehead and Mary Jo Zorad have as many similarities as they do differences. Their artwork demonstrates a common commitment to a high standard of workmanship. To speak with any one of the four women reveals a commonality in what inspires them and how they choose to live their lives, with integrity and a commitment to doing their work for a higher cause.

Carrie Kitley

With an avid love of horses since childhood, I feel a deep connection to this enchanting subject. Through my photography, I am able to capture the soul of the equine spirit as well as the innocence of children, the beauty of nature, and the magic of our quirky and interesting world.