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2010-02-24 12:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equine enthusiasts are invited to saddle up for the eighth annual Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, Feb. 25 - 28, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. "The equine industry is a vital part of Pennsylvania's agricultural community," said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding. "The industry has an economic impact of more than $10 billion annually, provides more than 20,000 jobs, and is a major contributor...

2009-08-30 13:57:47

A family of tourists in Salt Lake City got more than they bargained for when a spooked horse turned their carriage ride into a derby race, police say. Salt Lake City Police Lt. Mark Scharman said the visiting Idaho Falls, Idaho, family, whose identity was not reported, was fine following the impromptu horse race in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday. Scharman said the incident began when the 12-year-old horse pulling the carriage was spooked for unknown...

2009-06-02 16:05:55

A Texas woman said she believes her Clydesdale horse, Remington, has a shot at setting the Guinness World Record for the tallest living horse. Cheryl Davis, of Princeton, said she believes the horse is larger than the current record -- 6 feet-7 1/2 inches from hoof to the top of the shoulder -- despite the fact that he has never held still for long enough to be measured, The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Davis, who estimated Remington's height as 6 feet, 8 inches from hoof to...

2009-03-06 11:47:13

An international team of researchers has traced the lineage of the earliest known domestic horses to Kazakhstan. The findings, published in the journal Science, suggest horses were ridden by humans as early as 5,500 years ago, the National Science Foundation said Friday. Archaeologists say the research supports the hypothesis that the horses of Northern Kazakhstan contributed largely to the development of neighboring cultures. Having a domesticated animal that could be eaten, milked, ridden,...

2008-09-15 12:00:35

EQUINE THERAPY CENTER: A "Back in the Saddle" open house will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Equine Therapy Center, 334 College Hill Road. The event will include a silent auction, horse rides, music, demonstrations, a used equipment sale, games, prizes and food. For more information, call 746-5681. Originally published by Monitor staff. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-29 00:00:12

By The Associated Press HICKMAN, Neb. (AP) - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn't able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits.After widespread publicity of the ban that threatened to kick Peter Rabbit off the pasture where he was born, the Hickman City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday night that would allow horses inside city limits. But council members ultimately voted 4-2 against...

2008-08-28 00:00:12

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HICKMAN, Neb. - This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no- horse town. The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasnt able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits. After widespread publicity of the ban that threatened to kick Peter Rabbit off the pasture where he was born, the Hickman City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday night that would allow horses inside city limits. But council members ultimately voted 4-2 against...

2008-08-15 00:00:07

By ERIC OLSON HICKMAN, Neb. - Talk about your one-horse town. This burg of 1,084 residents is just that. But some folks don't want that distinction. They want an aging horse named Peter Rabbit, who lives in a pasture in town, gone for good. Other folks say the horse should stay, despite an ordinance that bans livestock inside city limits. "I feel bad for the poor horse. He's probably going to die soon anyway," said Jamie Cox, who manages the town bar, Sadie's Place. "As long as he's...

2008-08-02 00:00:12

A man has started a new business from an idea he had when he bought his wife a horse. Paul Cannon set up PC Horse Transport in May after spotting a gap in the market. He had just sold his previous business, PC Towbar Services, and has gained his Advanced Certificate in Equine Transport. Website: www.pchorsetransport.co.uk. (c) 2008 Plymouth Evening Herald, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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2005-03-23 07:35:30

No single domesticated species has changed human evolution as much as the horse. Long-standing hypotheses about equine size, range and age are thus intimately tied to understanding our own cultural origins. But new fossil evidence points to an older and perhaps smaller ancient horse that adapted from leaf eating to grazing. The result may rewrite the anthropological textbooks as well as the equine ones. Astrobiology Magazine -- The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, says a...


Latest Animal-powered transport Reference Libraries

Russian heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches maturity earlier than most other breeds. The legs are short and lightly feathered, ideal for pulling...

Karabair Horse
2014-06-17 07:05:27

The Karabair is an ancient breed of horse from Uzbekistan, Central Asia. In Chinese writings the breed was described as the “flying horse.” Its development most likely originated from Arabian and Mongol blood mixed later with desert horse breeds such as the Turkomene. There are three distinct types of Karabair horses. All three are similar in height, standing between 58 and 60 inches high. There is a light draft, a heavy draft and a light riding horse. The heavy draft’s population...

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