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Feb

History of the NFR

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR), known popularly as the “super bowl of rodeo,” is a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Read more »

26
Feb

Cutting

  Cutting horses have been doing their job without fanfare from the earliest days of European settlement in North America.  “Cutting” is the act of separating a cow from the herd for vaccinating, castrating, and sorting. Read more »

26
Feb

Hermes

  With the rise of the automobile, the train and modern vehicles in general, the horse has lost its place as the premier working animal in much of the Western World. Read more »

26
Feb

The International Horse Complex

Just completed in 2010, the Pôle International du Cheval in Deauville, Normandy, France is a world-class equestrian facility. Deauville, the horse-hot spot of France, can now further its prestigious equestrian tradition via its multiple facilities and specialized accommodations for horses and riders. Read more »

26
Feb

Man and Horse

Round-hoof’d, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, broad breast, full eye,
small head and nostril wide, high crest, short ears, straight legs and passing
strong, thin mane, thick mane, broad buttock, tender hide: look, what a horse
should have he did mot lack, save a proud rider on so proud a back.

Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis

Nothing is more marvelous than sitting at a little table in the gathering dusk in the Piazza di San Marco, the guest of the six golden-bronze horses prancing away-to paradise. Then you know you are in the presence of the most immaculately beautiful creatures on the earth. Read more »