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The Pony Who Needed a New Shoe

The following instance of animal intelligence is sent to us by Dr. John Rae, F.R.S., who states that the Mr. William Sinclair mentioned is respectable and trustworthy.

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1800s

A Torrid Tale of a Crazy Horse in Albany, Illinois

A CRAZY HORSE
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A horse which suddenly became crazy and dashed into a house in Albany, Illinois, a few nights ago, seems, says an American paper, to have made a decided sensation in that quiet village.

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USA

Strange Scene – Funeral of a Horse

STRANGE SCENE – FUNERAL OF A HORSE
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One of the most singular funerals took place a few days ago at Maryland. A wealthy merchant at his death, in addition to many munificent bequests and legacies, left a certain sum for the maintenance of his favourite horse – a fine old hunter – and at the death of his favourite the horse was to be buried with all the formality and pomp bestowed upon a Christian.

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USA

Extraordinary and Startling Appearance of a Runaway Horse at a Tea-Party

EXTRAORDINARY AND STARTLING APPEARANCE OF A RUNAWAY HORSE AT A TEA-PARTY, AT WRAGBY, LINCOLNSHIRE

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A scene occurred on Saturday last at Wragby, which we shall find it difficult to describe by mere words; we must, therefore, refer our readers to the front page of this week’s POLICE NEWS.

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UK

Ask a Donkey

Thank you to Redwings Horse Sanctuary for a link to this wonderful 1962 clip from the East Anglian Film Archive, in which a donkey owner explains how his beasties can predict the weather.

UK

The Mares of Diomedes Gallop On

In Greek myth Heracles’ eighth task is to steal the flesh-eating mares of the giant Diomedes: Podagros, Lampon, Xanthos and Deinos. Heracles is victorious in the ensuing struggle with Diomedes, and feeds his body to the horses who chomp him up with much relish and gore, as in all the best Greek literature. 284 more words

Equine Curiosities