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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...

2013-06-06 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...


Latest Horse 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...

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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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