Latest Horses Stories

2008-07-06 15:00:18

By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 6--It's easy for a new band to get a little buzz going. Building that buzz into a career in music is the hard part. Since coming together in 2002, Baltimore-based rock band Fools and Horses has become a fixture in the region's music scene. And they've had some success on the national stage, too. Last year, their song "The Therapy" was voted onto a forthcoming artist compilation CD distributed by Starbucks called Off the Clock. Another song was...

2007-03-20 09:15:00

ST. LOUIS -- At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining "circus-sideshow" or "one-trick-pony" status. As the world's smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million for children's charities this year. Handler Michael Goessling, son of miniature horse farmers Kay and Paul Goessling, says Thumbelina is the ideal...

2005-03-23 07:35:30

No single domesticated species has changed human evolution as much as the horse. Long-standing hypotheses about equine size, range and age are thus intimately tied to understanding our own cultural origins. But new fossil evidence points to an older and perhaps smaller ancient horse that adapted from leaf eating to grazing. The result may rewrite the anthropological textbooks as well as the equine ones. Astrobiology Magazine -- The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, says a...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.