Happy Birthday Biasini!

On January 17, 2005, in the North of Germany, four little hooves hit the ground. This little fellow grew up to be branded into the Hanoverian Verband. His breeder Inga Bulle knew she had a nice colt and she gave him the name Biasini. His father was Belissimo M and his mother Diva ( she…

The 2020 Horseaddict Numbers!

In my 2020 life the Numbers were all about Covid. The numbers of daily new cases. The numbers of people in the ICU. The numbers of people in hospital. Numbers! That is what I came to in 2020. The Covid Numbers! But today I found some other numbers. The 2020 Numbers for my Blog HorseAddict….

This is what I did today!

The Covid numbers in Ontario are not great. The Provincial government announced they are imposing a lockdown on the entire province. Or maybe just on the south of the province. Or maybe not a complete lockdown just increased restrictions. Or maybe it will be like the lockdown in the spring and the barns will all…

Totilas: the Demise of a Superstar.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
Unforgettable is also the explanation of the rider that he didn’t feel anything of an injury in the saddle. And also the judges did not make a good impression. They could have ended the test. If only they had the courage.”-?Isabell Werth Isabell Werth has the courage to speak the truth…

Squirrels on Sunday

We had about four inches of snow earlier this week. The squirrels come to our bird feeder and pick up what has fallen to the ground. But for the little squirrels it can be hard work getting down through the snow to the seeds. My little friend White Ears persisted however. The effort is worth…

Sgt. Reckless Hero of the Marine Corps.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
For the past several days I have posted about horses in war as a way to remember them leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.  The posts have been grim reminders of the horrors of war. Today I would like to look at a brighter story and honor a horse…

Copenhagen: The Duke of Wellington’s War Horse.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
Yesterday’s post was dedicated to Marengo, one of Napoleon’s favorite horses. Today we can take a look at Copenhagen the horse of the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Copenhagen foaled in 1808 and was of Thoroughbred and Arabian parentage. He was the Duke of Wellington’s…

Marengo: Napoleon’s War Horse

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
There are many mysteries and myths about Napoleon’s horses. The most famous horse was known as Marengo, who carried him to victory in the Battle of Marengo, and the legends have it that he carried him to victory in almost all his other victorious battles as well. The Battle of Friedland…

Where are the Veterans?Who do we remember?

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
In the hour just before dawn the troops assemble. The cavalry horses line up , side by side, they snort and paw, their riders give them a reassuring pat. “Whoa now son,” one says. “We’ll be on to victory in a minute.”  In his heart he knew that they could well…