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Scientists Discover 4M-Year-Old Horse Fossil In Ethiopia
2013-12-12 13:58:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a new species of a small horse that lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia. The Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli fossils were found in the Gona area of the Afar region in 2001. The ancient horse was among a diverse array of animals that lived in the same areas as the ancient human ancestor Ardipithecus ramidus, or Ardi. The ancient horse species was about the size of a small zebra and had three-toed hooves....

2013-11-27 23:04:13

Classic Equine Equipment has just been named one of Haynet’s ten nominees for their Blogger of the Year 2013 award. Voting is already underway to determine who will take home the top honor on December 9th. Fredericktown, MO (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Classic Equine Equipment, maker of premier horse stall systems and barn components, is pleased to announce that they have been nominated for the Haynet Blogger of the Year award. Considering the high quality level of content providers that...

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...

2013-11-25 23:25:20

A leader in animal health and nutrition, Manna Pro will expand distribution of Cut-Heal products; offerings include wound care, hoof care and insect control products that serve the equine, canine and livestock markets St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Animal owners have been using Cut-Heal® products for decades to treat wounds and other health-related issues. Now, the Texas-based brand is part of Manna Pro Products, LLC., a leader in animal health and nutrition products. The...

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...


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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...

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...

Silesian horse
2014-06-25 14:01:44

The Silesian is a breed of horse originating from Silesia, Poland. Horse breeds that influenced the Silesian were mainly Thoroughbred and Oldenburg, but also East Friesian and German Halfbred occasionally used. To keep the breed from becoming extinct after World War II, imported stallions were used. In 2008, there were 5000 Silesian horses. The current stud book was formed in 1961. There are two types of Silesian horses, The old type stallions stand between 61.2 inches and 65.2 inches...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'