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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...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

Sound Hoof Care, Los Angeles-based manufacturers of the industry´s only all-natural and nontoxic premium hoof conditioner, has released a new state-of-the-art web site to showcase their old world, eco-friendly, American-made hoof care products that contain no toxic or caustic ingredients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The manufacturers of Sound Hoof Conditioner, the equestrian industry´s only nontoxic and all-natural premium hoof conditioner, has announced the release of...

2012-03-05 10:00:00

Jenny and Tony Vaught will teach natural horsemanship for gaited horses March 10-11 at Rusty´s Walnut Creek Arena in Cedar Creek, Texas, near Austin. The Vaughts, http://www.forthehorse.org, are former Parelli instructors and winners of multiple National Ranch Horse Versatility Association and Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association championships. For details, contact Karen Affeld, Mikarma Farm, http://www.mikarmafarm.com, at 512-484-2915, or email karen(at)mikarmafarm(dot)com....

Climate Change Drove Shrinkage In Ancient Horse
2012-02-24 05:39:51

The ancient sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, lived around 50 million years ago. It was very distinct in its appearance because it was only about the size of a modern day house cat, weighing in around 12 pounds. The horse lived in what is known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a 175,000 year period where the Earth's atmospheric temperature rose by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, caused by a great release of carbon into the atmosphere and oceans. In response to the...

2012-02-18 01:39:04

American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeos. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics used 'next-generation' sequencing to map variation in the genome of a Quarter Horse mare. Analysis of genetic variants associated with specific traits showed that compared to a Thoroughbred the Quarter Horse's genome was...


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