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4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Caring for a horse is like having a part-time job. The horses need to be groomed and fed, and their stalls must be shoveled out daily. 

July 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Motorists should slow down for horses along Steger Road

This is just a short note, as I would like to make the drivers of vehicles traveling Steger Road — west of Sheffield/Hart Street and east of Ill. 394 — aware of the fact that there are three boarding/riding stables along that route.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am
Two horses killed in barn fire

Two horses killed in barn fire

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Two horses died in a Sunday night barn fire at 739 W. County Road 700 North.

July 08, 2013 10:55 am
Fire destroys Portage Township barn

Fire destroys Portage Township barn

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Firefighters were working early Monday to put out a blaze at a barn at 739 W. 700 North, just south of Portage.

July 08, 2013 12:01 am

Miniature horses are therapy animals

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. | When Jodie Diegel ties the sneakers on her 2-year-old's feet, it's usually not a struggle until the fourth foot.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

In Harvard, Ill., Annie Davison gives 'Moose' a hug after directing the horse around an arena at Cripple Creek Ranch where she volunteers at the ranch, taking care of horses as a form of therapy for her own medical issues.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am
A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

HARVARD, Ill. | Breathing heavily, the 1,000-pound horse saunters to the middle of the indoor arena.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

A horse, a woman and a lot of heart

In Harvard, Ill., Annie Davison holds a whip while watching horses warm up inside the arena at Cripple Creek Ranch where she volunteers, taking care of horses as a form of therapy for her own medical issues. Although Davison has never been formally diagnosed, counselors suspect she has Asper…

December 26, 2012 12:00 am
Marengo horse farm breeds champions

Marengo horse farm breeds champions

A horse named Tudor Oaks The Real Deal, owned by Dr. Bruce Peterson, of Roscoe, Ill., peeks out from his stall at Merriehill Farm in Marengo, Ill. The farm is devoted primarily to the breeding, training and riding of Morgan horses, plus some American Saddlebred horses.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am
Marengo horse farm in Marengo, Ill. breeds champions as 12 of its horses have finished first this year

Marengo horse farm in Marengo, Ill. breeds champions as 12 of its horses have finished first this year

MARENGO, Ill. | If there is a Super Bowl for Morgan horses, it's the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show held in mid-October in Oklahoma City.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Marengo horse farm breeds champions

Marengo horse farm breeds champions

Mark Bodnar, right, and his brother Whitney show off a horse named Merriehill After Hours at Merriehill Farm in Marengo, Ill. The farm saw 12 of its 17 horses take first place this year at the 35th edition of the the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show held in mid-Octob…

November 20, 2012 12:00 am
Balmoral Park "Super Saturday" Collector Glass Tumbler

Balmoral Park "Super Saturday" Collector Glass Tumbler

The first 2,000 guests Saturday to Balmoral Park in Crete receive a free collectible glass pint tumbler for the 2012 "Super Saturday" annual event.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Formal Announcing Horns at Balmoral Park in Crete, Ill.

Formal Announcing Horns at Balmoral Park in Crete, Ill.

Announcing horns call horses to the starting line at the 85-year-old Balmoral Park in Crete, Ill.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
County police rescue abandoned horses

County police rescue abandoned horses

Terry Snook, of Crown Point, works Friday with two horses that were rescued earlier this week.

July 13, 2012 8:33 pm
County police rescue abandoned horses

County police rescue abandoned horses

A rescue horse follows Terry Snook, of Crown Point, expecting treats Friday on Snook's 10-acre farm. Snook is boarding the horse and three others that were rounded up by county sheriff in Lowell this week.

July 13, 2012 8:33 pm
County police rescue abandoned horses

County police rescue abandoned horses

A lump can be seen Friday above the eye of a horse rescued this week.

July 13, 2012 8:33 pm
County police rescue abandoned horses

County police rescue abandoned horses

Rescued horses graze Friday at Terry Snook's farm in Crown Point. "I'll get them fattened up," Snook said of the emaciated animals.

July 13, 2012 8:33 pm
Amelia Earhart at Lincoln Fields  in 1928

Amelia Earhart at Lincoln Fields in 1928

International celebrity Amelia Earhart addresses crowds from her seat in the stands at Lincoln Fields horse racing park in Crete in 1928.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am
Amelia Earhart at Lincoln Fields

Amelia Earhart at Lincoln Fields

International celebrity Amelia Earhart addresses crowds from her seat in the stands at Lincoln Fields horse racing park in Crete in 1928.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
Race is on

Race is on

Flowering landscapes pepper the history-filled fields and track at Balmoral Park in Crete, Ill., which celebrated an 85th anniversary in 2011.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
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