The Royal Stables, aka the Royal Mews, and the Origin of its Name

By Paula Sells | December 9, 2022

When asked to think of the famous monuments in England’s ancient capital famous names spring to mind including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London. As is often the case, horse history is overlooked. That is why many people are unaware of the Royal Stables created by King Richard II in 1377.

The renowned British equestrian historian Dr. Paula Sells has composed a beautifully illustrated article which reveals the equine treasure that has served the Royal family for 645 years.

This Ain’t My First Rodeo…

By Barbara Godwin | December 9, 2022

The 1924 “Royal Rodeo” was the first and last to be held in Great Britain! That’s because American promoter Tex Austin unwittingly caused Parliament to pass the ground breaking Protection of Animals Act.

The Royal Rodeo

By Barbara Godwin | December 9, 2022

Cowboys and Kings, America and the Royals, romance and drama, kidnap and rescue, this film touches on a long list of genres, all in a 15 minute run time!

HRL EXCLUSIVE: Savin’ All My Love For You

By Cuchullaine O’Reilly | July 2, 2022

It was the 1920s and a new product called Ken-L-Ration dog food was an instant hit. The only problem was that the plant’s owner needed hundreds of thousands of horses to fill the cans of dog food he was selling. The result was horse slaughter on an unimaginable scale, with the Ken-L-Ration company bleeding the country dry of horses in its quest for even greater profits. That’s when one man single handedly attempted to stop the equinocide.

Have Horse Will Travel: Carson City, NV

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

Nevada features a wealth of opportunities for travel and adventure. Breathtaking scenery, history, and cultural settings where one can create memories while reveling in the past, and enjoying a true Nevada experience.

The Mysteries of the Original Mustang

By Barbara Godwin | July 2, 2022

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to think of another vehicle that’s had a bigger impact on American culture than the Ford Mustang. As we celebrate the magnificent horses that inspired the vehicles (and remind people of their very real danger at the hands of BLM), Horse & Rider Living is exploring the unexpected and fascinating history of the Ford Mustang.

Irish Travelers and Their Tiny Houses

By Barbara Godwin | March 20, 2022

Tiny Houses are a popular part of a worldwide movement to minimize and mobilize their lives – but the craze is not a new one. Being mobile was a way of life for Gypsies (Romani and Irish Travelers), who started out on foot, then to horse, then horse and carts called “Vardo”…the first mobile homes!

Horses In Irish Mythology

By Barbara Godwin | March 17, 2022

Like many cultures, the Celts are steeped in history and mythology, their lore taking the imagination to a higher level. This includes mythical horses and the tales they carry.

Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys

By Cuchullaine O’Reilly | March 12, 2022

The real story of America’s first cattle drive would shock many an old cowboy and bring a self-justified, sly grin to any eastern tenderfoot. It is one of the lost secrets of the cattle drive story and it could not have occurred in a more unlikely place.

Yakutian Horses Evolved To Thrive In Extreme Conditions

By Barbara Godwin | February 9, 2022

Proving not all horses are created equal, the Yakutian breed of horse has adapted in fascinating ways that allow them to not just survive, but thrive in the extreme cold of their native climate.