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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...

2012-11-27 04:23:04

BOURNE END, England, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a recognised global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, has appointed Ashley Ford as new Vice President & Managing Director to lead its EMEA operations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/579578 ) "Now more than ever, organisations in EMEA are looking to operate more efficiently and we are deeply...

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...

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...

Horse's Gait Is All In The Genes
2012-08-30 07:36:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international consortium of researchers from Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Texas A&M University have discovered a mutation in a single gene in horses that is critical for the ability to perform ambling gaits and pacing that has a major effect on performance in harness racing. The study, published in Nature, is a breakthrough for understanding spinal cord neuronal circuitry and locomotion in...

2012-07-06 18:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, JULY 7: FARRIERS WEEK Profile America -- Saturday, July 7th. This is National Farriers Week -- and you may be asking, "What is a farrier?" The origin of the term is lost, but now refers to the men and women who keep good-fitting shoes on America's horses. Up until 100 years ago, a...

2012-06-19 06:32:20

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Equus today hosted city officials, customers and employees at the grand opening of its newly expanded and updated production facility in City of Industry, Calif., a 102,000 square-foot facility featuring office and showroom space as well as an expansive production floor. Equus companies--including Equus Computing Systems, Intequus and Servers Direct--can now take advantage of the additional room and increased production capabilities to...


Latest Equus 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....

American Paint Horse
2014-04-03 10:52:05

The American paint horse was developed in the United States using the American quarter horse and the thoroughbred, producing a desirable horse that greatly resembles the quarter horse and has pinto markings. After the creation of the American Quarter Horse Association, which focused on solid colors, in 1940, breeders wanted to preserve the more colorful horses produced from quarter horses. As a result, many organizations were founded that would later merge to become the American Paint Horse...

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Mountain Zebra, Equus zebra
2012-06-18 16:36:00

The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is native to the southwestern areas of Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. It prefers a habitat within mountainous areas, woodlands, open grasslands, or areas with abundant plant life at elevations of up to 3,300 feet. The diet of this zebra consists of buds, roots, fruits, bark, and tufted grass within its small range. The classification of the mountain zebra and its subspecies is debatable. Previously a subspecies within the subgenus Hippotigris, the Cape...

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