Down to the Wire: 11.26.13

Down to the Wire


 Down to the Wire races to deliver the latest Equine and Equestrian news to Counter-Canter Culture

Heavy Hitters

Watch this and you’ll have no excuse not to get up and move no matter how bountiful your Thanksgiving day feast: Last Sunday November 24,  Five Clydesdales demonstrated their racing skills as part of Exeter Racecourse’s Inaugural Devon Day.

Horse and Hound ( covered the event where the horses reached speeds of up to 20 miles an hour during the 2 furlong race.

Actor Martin Clunes awarded prizes to the winners. The British star of Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly is also know to American audiences for his role as Richard Burbage in the film Shakespeare in Love.

He presented the 2013 ITV series Heavy Horsepower which examines the role of working horses worldwide as well as his personal efforts when he began training his own two Clydesdales, Bruce and Ronnie.


Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to be grateful for what we have and to give to those in need. For horse lovers one great way to contribute to the season is to encourage participation in the Annual Horses in Need Project sponsored by The Equine Photographers Network.

According to this article on, ” Members of the Equine Photographers Network (EPNet), a group of over 500 amateur and professional photographers from around the world who specialize in photographing horses, are planning to focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of many unfortunate horses again this year.

… The mission of this project is to shine a light on the condition of horses in need around the world, and the work that individuals, rescues and other organizations are doing to save them from uncertain futures. View the projects that were submitted in 2012 here. ”

The submissions deadline is January 24, 2014 and is open to any photographer wishing to share a story of horses in need. The only requirement is to be registered at the EPNet forum to submit your story.



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