From Mexico to Canada on Wild Horses

On April 1, 2013, Ben Masters and three buddies saddled 12 wild mustangs and set out on a six-month, 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. They followed a patchwork of public lands from Nogales, Arizona, to Montana’s Glacier National Park, crossing the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone along the way. Only one of them had grown up on…

Sweaters for Ponies

Shetland ponies Fivla and Vitamin model handmade wool sweaters knitted by local Shetlander Doreen Brown at the Thorndale Shetland Driving Centre in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. The white pony Fivla, is a calm, loving 17-year-old who is very good friends with 18-year-old Vitamin, the black pony. To make the sweaters, caretakers Frances Taylor and…

Clearfield County Fair Pony Pulling Contest

A pony pulling contest made its debut at the 152nd edition of Clearfield County Fair recently, followed by the annual horse pulling contest in the afternoon. The pony pull had a total of four heavyweight competitors and two lightweight competitors, while the horse pull drew eight heavyweights and eight lightweights. Each competitor was a two…

Want to Become a Farrier?

Alex Hunter recently completed a four-year apprenticeship and qualified as a farrier – a profession traditionally dominated by men – so she can now use the letters Dip WCF after her name. She is in the early stages of building up her business, aiming to shoe around six horses a day. “I work in and…