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.

Wild Horse Redemption

Wild horses have long roamed the American West. To keep populations stable and sustainable on public lands, thousands of these magnificent creatures are taken from their herds each year and trained, sold, or put out to pasture. Some of the horses end up in the Wild Horse Inmate Program, through which inmates at the East […]

The Wild Horse Redemption

Can a wild creature be rehabilitated, and socialized for safe interaction with humans? Can two wild creatures – prisoner and mustang – help each other to a better life?

Mustangs big part of Crow lore

The tough ponies of the Pryor Mountains are celebrated in the lore of the Crow Tribe.

“The reason the Crow used them is they could run all day and go for a week without food,” said Elias Goes Ahead, a Crow historian who teaches at Pryor. “The Crow respect these ponies because they were tough.”

Geneticist Weighs in on Significance of Pryor Mountain mustangs

There is one point maybe all can agree on.

“They are one of the most significant, if not the most significant, wild horse herds in the United States,” Cothran said.

The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son

How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet an epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing. Publisher’s Weekly: In this intense, polished account, […]