Pedro’s Periscope

Earlier this year, people at Ebony Horse Club in the UK, sought help after noticing how frustrated their Shetland pony Pedro was when he tried to see eye-to-eye with visitors. Standing at just 8 hands tall, Pedro struggled to see out over his stall door when he first arrived at the horse club. 1. What is Pedro’s height in centimetres? 2. What…

Assateague’s New Foal

Each year, new foals are born on Assateague Island. Assateague Island National Seashore officials always make an announcement, and this spring was no different when the Maryland herd grew to 93 ponies with the birth of a bay pinto foal they named, N6BMT-FN. Why is she called N6BMT-FN? Back in the 1970s, the National Park Service began naming new…

Cowgirls in History

Did you know there is a museum that is totally about cowgirls? The Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas holds over 5,000 objects in their collection, over 6,000 historic and modern images of women honoured by the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and other historic cowgirls, and a library containing over 2,000 books and serial…

Pennies for Piper—The Story of a Rescue

What would you do if you learned about a neglected filly that needed help? Students at Southport Elementary School in North Carolina, came together to help a one-year-old filly named Piper. The students first heard about Piper through one of the school’s physical education teachers, Donna Michaux. Donna had attended a conference where the table next to hers belonged…

Months in the Saddle—A Long Ride

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to ride long distances on horseback, camping and sleeping under the stars like people did long ago? Well, some people are still making these long rides today. They call themselves Long Riders and Bernice Ende is one of them. Bernice’s first long ride was in 2005. On May 5th…

Creating a Life-Sized Horse Sculpture

Have you ever looked at a life-sized horse sculpture and imagined what it would be like to make one? Artist Kevin Hockley shared with us the steps he took in making the horse model above for a display at the Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. And guess what—math played a huge role! What was the…