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2013-05-03 23:19:06

It´s time to get out the big hats and glad rags. This Saturday is the annual Boulder Derby Party to benefit the Colorado nonprofit Front Range Hippotherapy. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 This weekend is the 139th renewal of the Kentucky Derby and with it is the 2013 Boulder Derby Party. The Boulder Derby Party benefits Front Range Hippotherapy, a Colorado 501c3 organization in the Boulder/Longmont area, that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy for individuals...

2013-05-02 23:24:11

Vet Supply Source is giving horse owners a deal this May by making all of their equine worming syringes 25% off. Customers who purchase the syringes will also receive complimentary shipping on their orders. WIXOM, MI (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Vet Supply Source is giving horse owners a deal this May by making all of their equine worming syringes 25% off. Customers who purchase the syringes will also receive complimentary shipping on their orders. Vet Supply Source's deal comes at a very...

2013-05-02 10:13:54

Patricia de Cocq is a keen horsewoman, but her interest in horses extends beyond her passion for riding: she is also a vet. Interested in the animals' welfare, de Cocq explains that many horses that are ridden experience back pain that is hard to treat. Which made her wonder: could riders modify their technique to reduce the load exerted on their horses' backs? Analyzing the movements of riders on trotting horses, de Cocq discovered that 'rising trot' significantly reduces the load exerted on...

2013-04-24 23:03:44

Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. Stuart Styles Emphasizes Preventive Measures for Avoiding Horseback Riding Injuries. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 An estimated 30 million people ride horses every year in the United States. And according to the U.S. Consumers Product Safety Commission, about 200,000 of them are injured, with as many as 70,000 seen in hospital emergency rooms. The rate of injuries for horseback riding is higher than for motorcycle riding and is highest among riders 5- 24 years...

2013-01-14 23:02:21

Lewis Mill Farm is expecting a beautiful Gypsy Vanner foal that's for sale now. The birth of the foal is expected to place in late April. Vienna, GA (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 Lewis Mill Farm, a friendly, small, quaint farm in Vienna, Georgia that breeds miniature horses and miniature donkeys, is announcing the expected birth of a Gypsy Vanner foal. Liberty Hill´s Lexie, the granddaughter of one of the most brilliant Gypsy Vanner Horses known to man, The Lion King, is in foal this late...

2013-01-09 16:22:46

Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, Ohio offers year-round riding lessons STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Achievement Centers for Children's Camp Cheerful nestled in 52 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks, staff and volunteers are getting ready for their next Therapeutic Horseback Riding lessons that will begin this week. It is expected that over 4,000 riding lessons will be given again this year with the assistance of over 400 volunteers. Children and...

2012-12-28 05:03:56

High, Narrow Withers — County Sensation Saddle Solves The Problem Lisbon, Md (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 The Sensation and Innovation jumping saddles solve the chronic problem of high, narrow withers with only one saddle pad. Despite the economic uncertainty caused by mounting U.S. debt and the fiscal cliff budget crisis, County Saddlery is riding high with robust sales of innovative new saddles. Fiscal cliff budget talks between the White House and Congress aimed at averting another...

2012-10-12 19:20:21

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. horses are no longer being accepted by Canadian horse slaughter plants, according to multiple sources. The Shipshewana auction in Indiana confirmed reports that they have discontinued loose (slaughter) horse sales for an indefinite period of time. A spokesperson for the Sugar Creek Ohio auction also confirmed that the kill buyers were no longer taking slaughter horses because "the plants are shut down." This was further confirmed by a...

2012-10-11 15:22:14

DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joe Weitekamp is honored to be a guest clinician at the Bluebonnet Horse Expo. The Bluebonnet Horse Expo is a fundraiser for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/CG91106) The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of horses and other equids by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating...

Equine Performance Psychology And The Biology Behind Laminitis
2012-09-28 08:38:04

Achieving the best performance from a horse is the goal of not just professional riders, but also the millions of amateur and hobby riders all over the world. A new article published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Veterinary Research looks at the issues surrounding training, competition environment and practices, and how the psychology of horse mood, emotion and temperament can be used to enhance performance. A sister article looks at the devastating disease laminitis, and finds...


Latest Equidae Reference Libraries

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...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

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