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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...

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...

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...

2012-09-05 23:02:45

Drought and fire continue to threaten horse sanctuaries, farms, and other rural establishments. Dr. Cesar Parra remains optimistic about the care animals are receiving, as well as the future. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek reports that drought and fire have threatened equestrian organizations for the better part of the summer–and continue to do so. With a shortage of hay and several burned barns, many individuals are worried for the...

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...


Latest Equidae Reference Libraries

Spanish Jennet Horse
2014-08-12 12:53:04

The Spanish Jennet horse registry holds horses that have been the results of attempts to recreate the extinct Spanish Jennet or a gaited horse with spots that resembles the Jennet. The original Jennet was a type of horse more than it was a breed, which was common of horses during the Middle Ages. It was typically used in cavalries and would become a popular riding horse after more refined breeding practices were implemented. Iberian horses were later brought to the area and bred with the...

Sorraia
2014-07-07 11:22:23

The Sorraia is breed of horse that is native to Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is known to have developed in southern portions of this area, but only first became recognized by the scientific world in the twentieth century. One theory regarding its origin suggests that it is a descendent of a wild horse that once inhabited the area, while another theory suggests that it is similar to mustangs, having developed from Spanish horses that were brought...

Vyatka horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented and the breed increased to 560 in 2003. In 2007 the Vyatka was placed on the UN's Food and...

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein and...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the main bloodline of the Tersk. Later Arabian, Don, Kabarda, Thoroughbred, Russian Don and other mares...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.