Can anyone else believe it’s actually Monday? My mind is still in Kentucky, and I know I’ll be reliving the weekend throughout the coming week.
National Holiday: Happy May Day! Historically, today has been a day to mark and celebrate the changing of the seasons. Later, it became recognized as International Workers’ Day in the 19th-century as the labor movement pushed for worker’s rights and an eight-hour workday.
U.S. Weekend Action
Your Monday Reading List:
Marwell Zoo celebrates a major success for the Przewalski’s horse. Previously extinct in the wild, a Przewalski’s horse foal has been born at Marwell Zoo. Through conservation efforts and breeding, the Przewalski’s horses have moved to the endangered list, as new individuals are welcomed into a carefully monitored breeding program, and are descended from 12 captive individuals. [Enjoy the happiness of cute foal videos]
Looking for a good, inspiring movie? Elsa Sinclair is a freedom-based horse trainer who trained a mustang without any equipment, to answer the question, if my horse had a choice, would she let me ride her? [Be prepared for complete fascination and wonder over Elsa’s ability to read equine body language and behavior, and awe of the partnership Elsa and her horse form]
Where are our Misty of Chincoteague fans? As land use demands change over time, it’s not uncommon to see conflicting interests between protecting the past and developing for the future. With a high demand for housing in this particular beach community, efforts to protect Beebe Ranch, former home to Misty of Chincoteague, are active. [Protecting Misty’s home]
Seventeen year-old Jacquie Cheikha has always been in love with horses, and excels in the jumper ring. While her extremely rare form of cerebral palsy and Cavovarus foot mean Cheikha can only maintain balance and posture with one leg, it certainly hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dreams, working to one day compete at the Olympics. [Check out this impressive young rider]
Catch me day dreaming of adventurous equestrian excursions to the Austrian Alps…
Fancy a spin around Kentucky? Hop on Renkum Corsair and take a ride with Elisa Wallace.