Mary Chris Foxworthy
Mary Chris combines her life-long love affair with horses with a passion for keeping history alive. She is an active competitor at horse shows and is known for her work as a research writer for the Equine Heritage Institute.
Jingle All the Way!
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING Jingles arrived in this world on December 22, 2014 - and I was there for the grand entrance! I was at the vet's office with Jingles' grandma, Mira for her annual check up. Her daughter, Jennett, was about to have pups and I was told to watch her. In the famous words of Prissy in "Gone with the Wind" I responded, "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies!" Claudia, the vet tech and Jennet's owner, told me that Jennett would circle and start whimpering a little. That seems pretty obvious. So I'm good to go - or so I thought. None of that happened.
We Shall Glisten
Shall you wish to enjoin me upon a summer’s day? With me thou shalt not find yourself bored! Your body wilt "glisten" and your hair be filled with hay.
Have You Any Wool?
We have horses. Many of our friends have horses too. If you have horses, you most likely have a menagerie of other pets and farm animals. When the word got out to our horsey friends that I had taken up spinning as a hobby, I was suddenly inundated with fleece from my friend's barnyard buddies.
The Horses of Outlander
HORSES ARE PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE Horses are BIG and, if you are not familiar with horses, they can be intimidating and seem unpredictable. The horses used in a TV series or a movie need to be appropriate for the nervous and inexperienced actor as well as for the actors who ride regularly. The horses also need to be well trained so that the professional stunt men and women can do what is required. Add to that, finding horses and tack that are historically correct...because there will always be that person watching who will say, "wait, they didn't have horses and tack like that back then!"
16 COOL THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT CHARIOTS
WHAT WERE CHARIOTS USED FOR? Contrary to popular belief, chariots were not just used for war and races. The chariot is a two-wheeled vehicle put to one or more horses. Chariots were used for ceremonies, funerals, general transportation, hunting and yes..... war and races.
Getting Around Town in Style
A little over one hundred years ago, there were more horse drawn carriages on city streets than cars. For the greater part of history, horse drawn carriages were the major means of transportation; "we have had six thousand years of history with the domesticated horse and only a little over one hundred years with the automobile!" Gloria Austin, Equine Heritage Institute
Nothing can empty a building faster than someone yelling the word FIRE! The history of fires and firefighting is filled with unbelievable stories and fascinating facts The story is a tribute to the firefighters who developed innovations in the fight against fire and risked their lives in the line of duty.
To Save the Revolution!
As Romano and I bowed before a grateful King and left the palace grounds, I wondered where we would be transported to for our next great adventure through history and time.