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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...

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Nathan Buckwalter, 26, lives in his own East Lampeter Township apartment. He drives his 1991 Dodge Sprint to his job as a cashier at McDonald's on Greenfield Road. At first glance, this doesn't sound remarkable. But it is. Buckwalter was born with cerebral palsy. He walks with the help of leg braces and crutches. At the age of 5, he became one of the first participants in the then-fledgling Lancaster County Therapeutic Riding, Inc. With the help of a ramp and three volunteers who would...


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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