Horse History

Spotted pony and family on porch of house
Museum seeks input for Beebe Ranch exhibits
Work begins to transform Misty of Chincoteague's old home into a tribute to the legendary island pony
Justin Morgan horse engraving 1873
Livestock Conservancy removes Morgan (Traditional) from Priority List
The move comes in light of healthy registration numbers, joint commitment to maintaining genetic diversity within the breed
Sepia toned image of Black cowboy set against blue-tinted background
Black Cowboys: An American Story
This 'powerful' exhibition opens Sept. 22 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Dark racehorse being jogged by jockey in white and cherry red silks
NYRA relocates remains of Ruffian to Claiborne Farm
The remains of 1980s standout Timely Writer have also been moved from Belmont Park to Kentucky.
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Easy gaits
What gives some horses all the right moves?
A close up of a horse's hoof being rasped
Where did those 'extra' toes go?
Recent research supports the idea of evolutionary loss in early horses' feet versus a newer alternative theory
Photo of house and pavilion
Chincoteague museum buys Misty's ranch
Once home to the famous pony and her descendants, the Beebe Ranch is now earmarked for preservation and interpretation.
New Przewalski's Horse foal at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Park welcomes another Przewalski's Horse foal
The newest representative of this critically endangered species is the result of a breeding between the mare Nikki and the stallion Ziggy.
photo of bay pinto pony foal
Meet 'Beebe's Perfect Storm,' the record-breaking buyback foal
Auctioned by the local fire department, the filly brought $40,500 for the museum seeking to save Misty of Chincoteague's island home.
Special model horse being auctioned to help save the Beebe Ranch on Chincoteague
Fundraising to save Beebe Ranch nears goal
The Museum of Chincoteague Island appears to be within reach of accruing the funds needed to preserve The Beebe Ranch, longtime home to the famous pony "Misty of Chincoteague," for posterity.
A woman hugging the face of an older horse
How a 'horse whisperer' can help engineers build better robots
University of Florida researchers have turned to horses to improve human interaction with robots and other forms of AI.
Feral horses on Assateague island by Aschen/iStock
Chincoteague fire company stages special auction to help save Beebe Ranch
The Chincoteague (Virginia) Volunteer Fire Company announced April 25 on its Facebook page that it is joining the Museum of Chincoteague Island's efforts to save the local Beebe Ranch from possible redevelopment...