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2014-04-16 23:13:28

The Boulder Derby Party will host their third annual event to benefit Front Range Hippotherapy. The event will include live races, auctions, music and more. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 It just wouldn’t be a Kentucky Derby party without Bluegrass and horse racing and the Boulder Derby Party is excited to bring both to Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder on May 3, 2014. Tickets to the third annual Boulder Derby Party are on sale now and will include all food, mint...

2014-03-12 23:24:44

DMG Productions explores the world of equine health. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 DMG Productions is currently gathering content for next quarter's programming as they prepare to take viewers on an entertaining and educational journey inside the world of equine health. This two part series will be presented commercial free and there will be several topics addressed covering a wide spectrum of areas surrounding horse health and the industry. From dental care to farriery;...

2014-01-31 23:31:54

Innovative Horseshoe Alternative Provides Therapeutic Benefits for Horses Highlands, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Advanced Equine Comfort, LLC announced today the launch of a newly patented product, Easy’s Slipper® (patent number USD689,246S). The glue-on shoe is a flexible horseshoe alternative that provides therapeutic benefits by utilizing scientific data and innovative materials to protect and grow healthier hooves and happier horses. Easy’s Slipper®, a lightweight...

2013-11-26 23:32:16

ProChaps, a Canadian manufacturer of equestrian riding chaps, is sharing tips on what to get people involved in the equestrian community for the holidays. Whether it’s for the horse riding hobbyist, the professional trainer, or the competitive rider, ProChaps is suggesting creative ways to wear equestrian apparel for those who want to make the most out of it. Montreal (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 ProChaps, a Canadian manufacturer of equestrian riding chaps, is sharing tips on what to get...

2013-11-08 08:25:39

Life-long rider and horse owner Alvin Blench seeks to bring craft of farriery in line with current horseshoeing needs essential for modern-day breeds of horses LONDON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Reclaiming the Farrier's Soul" is aimed at horse lovers everywhere as well as those interested in horse welfare. It provides the equestrian community with modern principles to build their knowledge about shoeing, enabling them to communicate better and more productively with their farrier....

2013-09-09 12:26:00

CLEVELAND, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The famous Check Into Cash, "Cashdales" have been touring the country making stops in fairs, festivals and parades from Mobile, Alabama to Saginaw, Michigan. As they head back to Tennessee, they'll be making a stop this week in Nashville at the Tennessee State Fair. "We're a Tennessee based business, and we want to ensure our fellow Tennesseans have the chance to see these beautiful animals. They represent the pride and...

2013-08-19 14:58:58

Gait and movement pattern are essential to the horse, whether it's a question of the horse's well-being, competition riding or breeding. For the first time, new research made in collaboration between University of Copenhagen and The Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom makes it possible to use sensors to accurately measure a horse's movements and to quantify limb movement outside the traditional gait laboratory. This provides veterinarians as well as breeders and trainers with a...

Rare Przewalski's Horse Born After Artificial Insemination
2013-08-06 04:26:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The recent birth of a Przewalski's horse at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) has given new hope for the future of the rare and endangered species, which at one time was believed to be extinct. The yet-to-be-named foal is the first Przewalski's horse in the world to be born via artificial insemination, according to Emily Shenk of National Geographic. It was born at the Front Royal, Virginia campus on July 27 to...

2013-07-12 20:20:18

Lessons Learned on Building Barns and Horse Travel Available for Free at FiveStarRanch.com DALLAS, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Five Star Ranch (http://www.fivestarranch.com) offers practical tips and lessons learned about building a horse barn or arena, travelling with horses, and general horse care. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130712/MN46760) "I've built a number of barns and travel a lot with my horses and learned a lot the hard way," explains Chris...

2013-07-09 15:58:32

Buyers go for thoroughbreds and riding horses for maximum meat yield Buyers want larger size animals to obtain the maximum meat yield, so go for thoroughbreds and riding horses, the study indicates. The researchers looked at the animals put up for sale at seven randomly selected auction markets in Britain in August and September 2011, and the type preferred by dealers buying on behalf of abattoirs. The auctions were in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wales (Powys), Berkshire and...


Latest Equidae Reference Libraries

Domestic Horse, Equus ferus caballus
2014-04-16 10:25:24

The domestic horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a subspecies of the wild horse that is thought to have developed over the course of forty five million to fifty five million years and contains over three hundred different breeds developed for a variety of purposes. It is thought that the horse was domesticated in Asia before 3500 BC based on two main sources of information. The first information about the domestic horse was gathered from archaeological and palaeological sites in Kazakhstan and...

Wild Horse, Equus ferus
2014-04-11 11:56:13

The Wild Horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan, now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The Przewalski’s Horse was saved from the edge of extinction and reintroduced with success in the wild. The Tarpan became extinct during the 19th century, although it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication....

Chilean Horse
2014-04-04 10:44:38

The Chilean horse, also known as the Chilean Corralero, is a breed of horse that originated in South America. This horse is the oldest registered breed in South America and the oldest breed of Iberian origin, as well as the oldest official breed of stock horse in the Western Hemisphere. It is thought that the breed was first developed in 1544 when Father Rodrigo González Marmolejo began breeding with the intent of producing high quality horses. By the early sixteenth century, horses bred in...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

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