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2012-08-07 23:00:59

Watching these amazing animals during the 2012 Olympics’ three equestrian sports (dressage, three-day eventing and show jumping) brings to mind overall equine

2012-07-24 23:02:10

EquineTherapy.com has been tracking the progress of a six year old Hanoverian Gelding as he struggles to overcome a combination of ills on his way to award-winning dressage performances.

2012-07-21 23:00:49

Flooding at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association has overflowed their manmade sandbag banks this past week.

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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