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2012-08-30 13:10:19

When Washington State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary scientist Don Knowles got word three years ago that a rare but deadly infection was discovered among a group of horses in south Texas, he felt a jolt of adrenaline. Not only were the horses infected with a parasitic disease similar to malaria in humans, but the epicenter of the outbreak was at no ordinary ranch. It was the King Ranch, legendary for its world-class quarter horses, including former winners of the...

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Horse Domestication
2012-05-08 10:50:18

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Just two days after the Triple Crown, scientists have determined that domestic horses, like the Kentucky Derby winner “I´ll Have Another,” originated on the grassy plains of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and western Kazakhstan. UK scientists at the University of Cambridge used a genetic database of more than 300 Eurasian horses to trace the origins of domestic breeds, according to their study published in the May 7 edition of the...

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.  Humans began painting curious creatures -- white horses with black spots -- on the walls of European caves about 25,000 years ago. These horses, while popular breeds today, were thought not to exist before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago, leading scientists to wonder how much imagination went into the...

2009-06-25 16:39:00

TICKETS ON SALE SUNDAY, JUNE 28 WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The spectacular, critically-acclaimed equestrian odyssey Cavalia -- which wowed 50,000 Washingtonians on its first engagement in 2005 -- returns to the area September 15 as the majestic White Big Top and its 100 two- and four-legged artists set up at Pentagon City in Arlington. Tickets go on sale Sunday, June 28. For its exclusive engagement in the Washington area, Cavalia will take place under the White Big Top...

2008-11-06 21:00:14

Bob Balaban has signed on to direct the U.S. television movie "Georgia O'Keeffe," starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, Lifetime said Thursday. Balaban, an actor-writer who helped pen and produce "Gosford Park," will direct the TV movie about the famous artist, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer. "Lifetime is committed to being a destination for top creative talent, providing an environment that allows filmmakers to deliver their projects to a broad audience,"...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By ROBERT NOTT I Never mind the Pollocks Robert Nott I The New Mexican Appaloosa, gals-and-gunfire oater, rated R, Regal Stadium 14, 424-6296, 3 chiles Appaloosa, shot in New Mexico and based on Robert B. Parker's novel of the same name, opens with hoofbeats. The only thing that might top that for Western film fans is a burst of gunfire, which quickly follows. Appaloosa closes with a man riding into the sunset - - an apt ending. In between you get a passel of shootin', chasin',...

2008-10-10 15:00:20

A movie like "Appaloosa" makes me wonder if I've seen too many movies. I truly wanted to love it. I have a special place in my heart for Westerns. And I even had a good time, part of the time. But, sitting in my car after leaving the theater, I was overcome by the old nagging question: "Why did they make that movie?" I won't spend many column inches describing the plot. Just imagine "Shane" meets "My Darling Clementine" rendered with huge, pretty - but mostly wasted - widescreen...

2008-10-04 09:00:14

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot IT'S NOT a great Western, but "Appaloosa" is the only Western in town. It's also one of the rarest of modern movies: a "routine" Western. Fans of the genre should give thanks that, for once, the moviemakers haven't turned cowboys into psychotic nut cases to "update" the genre. With a script co-written by director Ed Harris and based on the no-nonsense novel by Robert B. Parker, "Appaloosa" does, however, sneak in wry, deadpan humor...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Michael Machosky No genre of film is as bound and defined by tradition as the Western. Of course, most of the best Westerns since the '70s have gleefully taken a stick of dynamite to the accumulated Western cliches-- from "The Wild Bunch" (1969) to HBO's "Deadwood" (2004- 06). The strong, if uneven, "Appaloosa" is a bit of both -- a subversive Western wearing traditional chaps and spurs. It does not have a traditional pedigree. The story is based on a novel by mystery author Robert...


Latest Appaloosa Reference Libraries

Swiss Warmblood Horse
2014-06-27 16:22:40

The Swiss Warmblood is a breed of horse that originated in Switzerland around the tenth century. Originally bred at the Benedictine Monastery of Einsiedeln, but now they are raised at the Federal Stud at Avenches. The breed was improved in the 1800s by adding Anglo-Norman mares and a Yorkshire Coach Horse stallion. A Swedish Warmblood and two Hoisteiners were also added to the bloodline. After World War II, all but 500 Swiss Warmbloods were slaughtered. The remaining horses were sold to...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

Knabstrupper horse
2014-06-19 12:01:34

The Knabstrupper is a breed of horse from Denmark first developed in 1812. A solid colored stallion was bred with a chestnut colored mare with leopard spots. A spotted foal was produced and the same mare and her son were both bred with other horses resulting in a variety of spotted offspring, to establish the Knabstrupper breed. A once popular breed, the Knabstrupper was bred with many other horses and there may not be any purebreds remaining. Also in 1971, three Appaloosa stallions were...

Quarter Pony
2014-05-20 11:08:20

The Quarter Pony is a breed of pony similar to the American Quarter Horse. It was developed from American Quarter Horse stock that did not meet the height requirement of the American Quarter Horse Association. The Quarter Pony Association began in 1964 with crossbred and purebred ponies eligible for registration. In 1975, the National Quarter Pony Association began to preserve the smaller Quarter Horse. The International Quarter Pony Association began in 1970 and registers Quarter ponies...

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over 50,000 registered ponies, 2,000 members and had over 40 affiliate chapters. Shetland pony breeder...

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