Medieval Times Employees Vote to Unionize in New Jersey

The horsemen, courtiers, stablehands and other performers at ye olde New Jersey tourist attraction formed a new kind of medieval guild when they voted to unionize.

#actors-and-actresses, #american-guild-of-variety-artists, #horses, #medieval-times, #middle-ages-historical-period, #new-jersey, #organized-labor, #theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Herd in Exile: Riding Horses on Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago

A photographer spent a few weeks helping run a horseback riding program on the white-sand beaches of Benguerra Island. Here’s what she saw.

#animals, #beaches, #family-business, #horses, #islands, #mozambique, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

Dozens of Wild Horses Killed by Mystery Disease at Colorado Facility

The outbreak has killed at least 85 horses since Saturday, and laboratory tests are being completed to identify the fatal illness, the Bureau of Land Management said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #bureau-of-land-management, #canon-city-colo, #colorado, #federal-lands, #horses

Can a New Line of Work Help Save These Wild Welsh Ponies?

A longstanding source of local pride and affection, Welsh mountain ponies have seen many of their traditional roles vanish. A new initiative aims to ensure their continued survival.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #hikes-and-hiking, #horses, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #walking

The Kunga Was a Status Symbol Long Before the Thoroughbred

A new study finds the first known instance of a human-engineered hybrid, bred from a donkey and a Syrian wild ass 4,500 years ago.

#animals, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #breeding-of-animals, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #donkeys, #horses, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-science

Billy Turner, Trainer of a Triple Crown Winner, Dies at 81

In 1977, under his guidance, Seattle Slew became only the 10th thoroughbred in history to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

#belmont-stakes, #deaths-obituaries, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #preakness-stakes, #records-and-achievements, #seattle-slew, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #turner-billy-1940-2021

Horse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again.

As he enters his final weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is resurrecting an old campaign promise to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #automobiles, #carriages, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-governors, #horses, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #new-york-city, #new-yorkers-for-clean-livable-and-safe-streets, #nyclass

Modern Pentathlon Drops Equestrian Competition After Abuse Claims

Accusations of animal abuse at the Tokyo Olympics helped lead to the biggest change to modern pentathlon in more than a century.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #horses, #international-olympic-committee, #modern-pentathlon, #olympic-games-2022

How Covid Misinformation Created a Run on Animal Medicine

Veterinarians, ranchers and farmers say they are struggling with the effects of the surging demand for ivermectin, a deworming drug.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emerson-dr-karen, #facebook-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #horses, #ivermectin, #livestock, #ranches, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shortages, #social-media, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veterinary-medicine

Jessica Paquette Makes Plans for Retired Thoroughbreds

Jessica Paquette has built a busy life as a handicapper, an analyst, an equestrian and a friend to retired racehorses.

#horse-racing, #horses, #saratoga-special-the-newspaper, #saratoga-springs-ny, #thoroughbred-retirement-foundation

Seth Meyers Calls Out Fox News for Promoting Ivermectin

“Normally, when you hear the phrase ‘horse pills,’ you think it’s a euphemism, but in this case, it’s literal horse pills,” Meyers said.

#fallon-jimmy, #horses, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #television, #the-tonight-show-tv-program

Books That Cover Two Human Constants: Time and Motion

A review of Tom Standage’s “A Brief History of Motion” and David Rooney’s “About Time” delves into our concern with moving faster and checking our clocks.

#a-brief-history-of-motion-from-the-wheel-to-the-car-to-what-comes-next-book, #about-time-a-history-of-civilization-in-twelve-clocks-book, #automobiles, #books-and-literature, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #horses, #roads-and-traffic, #rooney-david-author, #standage-tom, #time, #watches-and-clocks

Scenes From a Dude Ranch on the High Plains

For more than 10 years, a British photographer spent her summers at a dude ranch in northwest Wyoming. Here’s what she captured.

#cattle, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #horses, #photography, #ranches, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #wyoming

America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #horses, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mountaineering, #museums, #petite-pump-room-charlotte-amalie-virgin-islands-restaurant, #race-and-ethnicity, #skull-body-part

Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

Horse Fossil, Possibly From the Ice Age, Is Found in a Las Vegas Backyard

Workers found the bones, which could be up to 14,000 years old, during the construction of a pool.

#excavation, #fossils, #horses, #ice-age, #joshua-bonde, #las-vegas-nev, #matthew-perkins, #paleontology

At the Kentucky Derby, a Black Jockey Seeks a Bit of History

Kendrick Carmouche has a chance to become the first Black jockey in 119 years to win the Kentucky Derby. But mostly he would like to win for his “Pops.”

#black-people, #carmouche-kendrick, #content-type-personal-profile, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby

The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #horses, #musk-elon, #real-estate-commercial, #tesla-motors-inc

Can We Learn Anything From Horses?

Equus offers life-changing “attunement” through the medium of horses. But how?

#animal-behavior, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #horses, #midler-bette, #santa-fe-nm, #travel-and-vacations

On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai

Deep in the Altai Mountains, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia meet, Kazakh people have for centuries developed and nurtured a special bond with golden eagles.

#children-and-childhood, #eagles-birds, #horses, #hunting-and-trapping, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #mongolia, #photography, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations

A Top Equestrian Paralyzed in an Accident Sees Hope in a Coming Treatment

Kevin Babington was a go-to coach in the sport of show jumping, but an accident at a prime event left him paralyzed from the chest down and threatened his livelihood.

#babington-kevin, #bridgehampton-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #horsemanship-and-equestrian-events, #horses, #mayo-clinic, #olympic-games-2020, #paralysis, #spine-body-part

Zosia Mamet’s Week: Log Cabin Living

The former “Girls” star, who played a mordantly comic lawyer in “The Flight Attendant,” spends her days at the barn and her nights with David Sedaris and Meryl Streep.

#christmas, #content-type-personal-profile, #girls-tv-program, #hbo-max, #horses, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #mamet-zosia, #television, #the-flight-attendant-tv-program

Why Are Pandas Covering Themselves With Horse Manure?

Researchers in China spent a decade studying this question.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #biology-and-biochemistry, #china, #feces, #horses, #manure, #pandas, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

No Charges Against Man Who Struck Horse-Drawn Buggy, Killing 3 Children

The decision not to charge Ronald Ramsey, who was 83 at the time of the crash, was made in consultation with the family of the children, officials in Michigan said.

#amish, #horses, #michigan, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

A Record of Horseback Riding, Written in Bone and Teeth

Close examination of horse remains has clarified the timeline of when equestrianism helped transform ancient Chinese civilization.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bones, #china, #horses, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #spine-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

Extinction Is Not Inevitable. These Species Were Saved.

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-letters-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #horses, #mammals, #research, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Kentucky Derby 2020 Guide: Start Time, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #churchill-downs-inc, #foster-stephen-collins-1826-64, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky

Kentucky Derby Start Time, Horses, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #churchill-downs-inc, #foster-stephen-collins-1826-64, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky

To Break a Horse, and a Woman

How do prey animals stay safe in a world out to get them? And how would I?

#animal-cognition, #deer, #horses

Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #family-business, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #horses, #india, #pune-india, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

Can’t Afford a Birkin Bag or a Racehorse? You Can Invest in One

Interest in fractional investments has grown as the pandemic has forced more people to spend time at home, but advisers say the strategy has risks.

#birkin-bag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handbags-and-purses, #high-net-worth-individuals, #horse-racing, #horses, #initial-public-offerings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #stocks-and-bonds

Two Horses Trained by Baffert Test Positive for Banned Substances

The horses failed tests of a second sample, confirming the presence of an unauthorized local numbing agent.

#arkansas-derby-horse-race, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #horses, #triple-crown-horse-racing

How a Black Cowboy Became a Disinformation Target

Adam Hollingsworth is trying to spread a positive message on horseback in Chicago. But a popular video of him has been widely misinterpreted.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #horses

Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses

Scientists say the animals, known as brumbies, must be culled because they are destroying rivers and endangering native wildlife. Rural activists call these efforts an attack on Australian heritage.

#australia, #environment, #horses, #invasive-species, #rural-areas

Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

#bartley-mary-ellen, #deaths-fatalities, #dementia, #durham-nh, #horses, #memory, #new-hampshire, #parton-dolly, #sternbach-joni-photographer, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-new-hampshire

Charlatan, a Belmont Stakes Contender, Tests Positive for a Banned Substance

Charlatan was one of two horses trained by Bob Baffert that tested positive for a banned numbing agent at a recent meet in Arkansas.

#arkansas-derby-horse-race, #baffert-bob, #belmont-stakes, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #horses, #oaklawn-park, #tests-drug-use, #triple-crown-horse-racing

Chicago Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages Starting in 2021

After the City Council’s vote on Friday, operators will be unable to renew their licenses and the city will stop issuing new ones.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #carriages, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #chicago-ill, #horses, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government

Hank Steinbrenner, the Yankees Owner Who Kept a Guitar in His Office

After George Steinbrenner’s older son died on Tuesday, people in baseball remembered him as a free-spirited character who once stepped aside from the Yankees to run the family’s horse farm.

#baseball, #horses, #levine-randy-l, #new-york-yankees, #steinbrenner-george-m-3d, #steinbrenner-hal, #steinbrenner-hank