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2012-01-16 05:10:00

Denatonium benzoate is a non-toxic substance that is safe for horses. It is now used in horse cribbing solutions to keep horses from chewing on wood and other destructive horse cribbing activities. (PRWEB) January 15, 2012 It took scientists many years to come up with the “worst taste on the planet,” according to Planet Amazing expert Justin Christianson. He says “Awful tasting plant substances were being studied by a group of scientists interested in finding organic...

2012-01-13 11:00:00

Planet Amazing's new report on their work with scientists and organic plant experts reveals their discovery of a natural and safe solution to the horse cribbing problem. (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The results of a premier horse farm's work with scientists to find a natural cure for horse cribbing have been released to the public. BitterLicks is the name of the all-natural horse cribbing solution now available, and Roland Frasier of Planet Amazing says that originally the liquid was just for...

2011-12-29 11:04:03

Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009/2010 was particularly severe, a condition Mongolians refer to as “dzud”. Millions of livestock died in Mongolia and the re-introduced wild Przewalski´s horse population crashed dramatically. Petra Kaczensky and Chris Walzer from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have used spatially explicit loss statistics, ranger survey data and...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

RFD TV's popular show Best of America by Horseback will feature Missouriâs Brushy Creek Lodge and Resort on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. CT. Located near the town of Black, Mo., Brushy Creek is a popular equestrian travel destination and working ranch owned by George and JoAnn Becker, who also raise Fox Trotters, the state horse of Missouri. Ava, MO (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 RFD TV's popular show Best of America by Horseback will feature Missouriâs Brushy Creek Lodge and...

2011-11-17 19:00:00

Launched in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association - an organization dedicated to establishing best-practices in the equestrian travel industry - is announcing its 2012 Advisory Board. From riding instructors and Olympians to equine therapists and marketing and hospitality experts, this year's board boasts a broad mix of skills and experience so as to best serve ETA members. Additionally, ETA has expanded its international travel vacation offerings to include the likes of New Zealand's...

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.  Humans began painting curious creatures -- white horses with black spots -- on the walls of European caves about 25,000 years ago. These horses, while popular breeds today, were thought not to exist before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago, leading scientists to wonder how much imagination went into the...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescueâ provides an opportunity for equine enthusiasts to help in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-racehorses to serve the greater community. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Mid America Horse Rescue (MAHR) invites fellow equine enthusiasts and animal welfare advocates to its inaugural fundraising event, âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescue.â...


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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