horses

  • The horses are part of Helix Park, near Falkirk in central Scotland. Photo by Flickr user Brian Smith
    April 21, 2014   BY Lorna Baldwin 

    The massive horse heads tower over the landscape, glinting in the sun or glistening in the rain, depending on what the ever-changing Scottish skies have in store. Named “The Kelpies,” the 100-foot tall, 300-ton structures officially opened to the public Monday, although their location next to one of Scotland’s busiest motorways means they’ve been on view since construction began in June 2013. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2013  

    Large herds of wild horses roam the American Southwest, but overpopulation is putting a strain on resources and threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. In New Mexico, some argue the solution is to reopen horse slaughterhouses in the U.S., but opponents say the practice is inhumane. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011   BY Mike Fritz and Tom LeGro  

    The NewsHour’s series on horse racing continues as the second leg of the Triple Crown series gets underway Saturday at the Preakness. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2010   BY Talea Miller 

    As more young Mongolians abandon the traditional nomadic lifestyle of their families, older generations worry the culture of Mongolian nomads could be threatened. Getty photographer Aletheia Casey describes her recent experiences documenting Mongolian nomadic life. Continue reading