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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...

2011-08-30 09:16:00

D.C. Venue Doubles Exhibition Space, Adds 15 Major Works WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., opens a major exhibition this fall that explores one of the greatest sagas of human contact with the animal world -- American Indians and horses. The exhibition opens Oct. 29. A press preview will be held Oct. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Through an array of 122 historic objects, artwork, photographs, songs...

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

British Spotted Pony
2014-04-11 13:01:37

The British Spotted Pony originated in England. Edward I of England kept a large number of spotted horses according to a document of 1298. Paintings and drawings from many different centuries feature spotted horses such as a painting from the mid-nineteenth century showing a woman believed to be Queen Victoria with a spotted horse pulling the carriage she was in. The British Spotted Horse and Pony Society was formed in 1947 to preserve the breed. Knabstrupper horses were imported from...

Barb Horse
2014-04-02 11:48:13

The Barb horse, also known as the Berber horse, is a breed that was developed in northern Africa. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought to have been developed in the 8th century, near the time that Muslim invaders entered the area. Some suggest that the breed is an ancestor of the Arabian horse while others suggest that it shares an ancestor with that breed. Today, there are many types of Barb horses including Algerian and Moroccan Barbs. The Barb horse was sometimes mistaken for the...

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