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2012-07-21 23:00:49

Flooding at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association has overflowed their manmade sandbag banks this past week. Horses have been evacuated and daily operations put on hold in order to try to protect their barn. The tireless work of volunteers, staff working overtime and the support of the local community has been of great importance to the organization. The struggle however, is not over yet and they still need your help in order to continue to offer their equine therapy. Kamloops, BC...

Frogs Make Horses Faster -- Say What?
2012-06-22 07:47:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Here´s one for the “weird” column... Horse trainers have been allegedly juicing up their horses with a performance-enhancing drug with an interesting origin: a frog´s back. As for how the connection was made between horse racing and frog jumping, the world may never know. According to the New York Times, racing regulators had been hearing reports about this kind of activity happening in darkened stables, but after months of...

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Horse Domestication
2012-05-08 10:50:18

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Just two days after the Triple Crown, scientists have determined that domestic horses, like the Kentucky Derby winner “I´ll Have Another,” originated on the grassy plains of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and western Kazakhstan. UK scientists at the University of Cambridge used a genetic database of more than 300 Eurasian horses to trace the origins of domestic breeds, according to their study published in the May 7 edition of the...

2012-04-23 23:03:22

Fox Trotter horse trainer Erin Stevens will teach techniques for the trail and show ring in a gaited horse clinic on May 5-6 at 4 U Ranch, 319 East US Highway 136 in Lizton, near Indianapolis. For information call 812-720-0356 or 812-583-4646. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Fox Trotter horse trainer Erin Stevens will teach techniques for the trail and show ring in a gaited horse clinic on May 5-6 at 4 U Ranch, 319 East US Highway 136 in Lizton, near Indianapolis, IN. For...

2012-04-08 23:00:59

Author Bonnie Ebsen Jackson, owner of T.H.E. Ranch (Teaching Humans with Equine) in Skull Valley, AZ, draws on her experience in the horse world, as well as the publishing and mental health industries to explain how building responsible and benevolent leadership skills can produce happier and healthier horses“¦and people. Jackson wrote her book, "Herdmates to Heartmates: The Art of Bonding with a New Horse" initially to educate new horse owners on how to build better...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Horse cribbing is a common and serious problem. Newly discovered natural horse cribbing treatments have been released to the public that can replace grazing muzzles completely. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 According to Wikipedia, horse grazing muzzles have been used for thousands of years and are known as a treatment for horse cribbing, but now new discoveries have brought other natural horse cribbing treatments to the public. Planet Amazing says in a new report that the BitterLicks product is...


Latest Horse Reference Libraries

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...

Russian heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches maturity earlier than most other breeds. The legs are short and lightly feathered, ideal for pulling...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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