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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...

Prehistoric Horse DNA Sequenced
2013-06-27 04:22:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A fossilized bone fragment belonging to a prehistoric relative of modern-day horses has led to the oldest genome-sequencing effort of all time, according to new research published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. According to Jonathan Ball of BBC News, the approximately 700,000-year-old fossil predates all previous DNA mapping efforts by more than 500,000 years. The bone was recovered from the Thistle Creek site in the...

2013-06-25 13:11:55

Until recently, horses were generally branded to be able to identify individual animals. Since this practice gives rise to longstanding wounds and brand marks cannot be reliably read, there has been a gradual switch towards the use of microchips. But how reliably can microchips be located and read, and are the horses injured by having chips implanted? These issues have been addressed by the team of Christine Aurich at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. The results are available...

2013-06-24 12:20:30

Vigorous Training Mandated For EAGALA Military Services Providers Offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to Veterans, Active Duty, and Their Families Struggling With PTSD, Suicide, Addiction, Depression, Resiliency, Grief And Combat Stress SANTAQUIN, Utah, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to ensure the highest quality treatment for our active military, reserves, veterans, and their families challenged with PTSD, TBI, re-integration, addiction, suicidal tendencies,...

2013-06-06 23:27:52

Nashville recording artist Pete Martinez donated the song “THE HORSE,” theme song for Horse Sense, a documentary premiering on Rocky Mountain PBS featuring the Colorado State University´s Equine Research Programs; the film tells the story of mankind´s relationship with the horse. Martinez wrote, recorded and performed the song to applaud the advancements of the CSU Equine Institute, one of the world´s most prestigious equine teaching hospitals and research...

2013-06-06 23:04:14

National Academy of Sciences recommends on-range management of wild horses. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced its support of the National Academy of Sciences´ (NAS) study that was released today, which identifies ways the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) can modify its program to manage sustainable populations of wild horses on public lands. The study takes note of several key findings,...

2013-05-05 23:03:06

Applied Posture Riding is the latest course designed by Annette Willson that claims to provide users with horseback riding lessons. A full Applied Posture Riding review on the website Vkool.com indicates if the program is worth using. Seattle, wa (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 Applied Posture Riding is a newly updated method created by Annette Willson, who promises to give people horseback riding lessons. The helpful method will give exercises, tips, lessons and tricks that help users improve their...

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...


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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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