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HRL EXCLUSIVE: Savin’ All My Love For You

“There’s two ways of looking at horses, kid. Money or Emotion. Passion or Profits."It was the 1920s and a new product called Ken-L-Ration dog food was an instant hit. The company employed 600 men and its main plant - one of seven across the United States and Europe - covered...
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The Extreme Mustang Makeover | Ocala, Florida

exc-62ab1e3160b61026e3d3516b The Mustang Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to help find adoptive homes for BLM-captured wild horses and burros with programs like the Extreme Mustang Makeover. (Image by Theresa Otero from Pixabay) Ocala, Florida, known as the "Horse Capital of the World", is...
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Person of Interest: Craig C. Downer

exc-62aa4dbc9e0e7f5036a31f10 Craig Downer speaking in March 2013 to an audience in Steamboat Springs, CO. Craig spoke in defense of wild horses and burros and telling why they truly belong and contribute positively to the West. The talk was well received and garnered media coverage, but almost...
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Have Horse Will Travel: Carson City, NV

Welcome to the great state of Nevada – home to Las Vegas, hot springs, aliens…and, of course, wild horses! The wild wild west saw its official end when the last of the western territories were admitted to the Union as states. Nevada was one of those territories, a part of the...
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The Mysteries of the Original Mustang

It is thought the Mustang got its name because Lee Iacocca preferred animal names and decided on the now-iconic horse as its namesake and emblem. ltyuan - stock.adobe.com It’s difficult, if not impossible, to think of another vehicle that’s had a bigger impact on American culture than the Ford Mustang....
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Celebrating Horses In Song

HRL‘s Mustang Month celebrates the influence of horses in every capacity, including music!When it comes to music and horses, people often assume Country & Western is the chosen genre to represent the equine world. Granted, horses are mainly associated with Country & Western music, with stars such as Willie Nelson and more...
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HRL’s “The Long Rider” Viewing Experience

The Long Rider's Florida premiere was at the 2022 SunScreen Film Festival, hosted at AMC Sundial 12 in St. Petersburg. exc-62a99d7709367d5556e9fc7e L to R: Producer Peter Hawkins, Barb, Cristina, and Filipe's wife In April 2022, Publisher Barb Godwin and Creative Director Cristina Moore were invited to...
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A Fading Dream: Wild Horses in Onaqui, Utah

By Nicki Forde, HRL Guest Author A dream came true for me in June, 2021 in the middle of the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area, over 200,000 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, as I watched a herd of wild horses snoozing in the late...
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These Mustang Cocktails Have A Kick!

The extent to which the mustang has influenced American culture seems endless – we were surprised to find not one, but two cocktails and a grape varietal bearing their name! Enjoy these refreshing drinks responsibly…yes, you can get a DUI riding while intoxicated.   Wild Mustang by Wild Turkey Bourbon...
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Fireworks: A Deadly Celebration

Originally published December 30, 2020; updated July 2022Holidays are times for celebration. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, or the 4th of July, we all have different ways of making them memorable.However, one person’s gala can be another person’s nightmare. If you are a dedicated horse or pet owner, you already...
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8 Years On Horseback: Filipe Leite’s “The Long Rider” Documentary

Horse & Rider Living is proud to introduce The Long Rider, an award winning documentary film receiving the Audience Award at the Beaufort International Film Festival in South Carolina as well as Best Documentary at the SunScreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.Adventure. Curiosity. The desire to become something more...
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Irish Travelers and Their Tiny Houses

If you are going to live small, why not live in a work of art? Photo by AngusKirk/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic A Modern Tiny House... A modern day tiny house is a structure built with most of the comforts of a traditional residence – but 100...