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Cuba Moves Into New Luxury Niche: Purebred Horses

February 15th, 2015 (2)
Cuba is famous for their rum and cigars. What many people do not know is that they are also known in the equine world for training and breeding horses. In recent years, Cuba has been “opening up” their relations ...

10 Reasons Why Horses Make the Best Valentines

February 14th, 2015 (3)
Why do you think horses make the best Valentines? Adopted horses make excellent Valentines. One reason why an adopted horse makes the best Valentine is because of how much they appreciate *you* for giving them a forever home! We ...

Horses Doing Math: On the Quality of Scientific Studies

February 13th, 2015 (2)
Many people know who Clever Hans is. If you do not, he was the horse that could do math! Or seem to anyways. Scientists now say Clever Hans was reading body language. Any horse lover would know that most ...

Sustainable Cowboys or Welfare Ranchers of the American West

February 13th, 2015 (3)
The facts are in – the same ranchers who want the thousands of wild horses removed from range lands where their millions of cattle roam are receiving land lease rates worth hundreds of millions, every year. If you were ...

Throwback Thursday – Vintage Horse-y Valentines Day Cards

February 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – Vintage Horse-y Valentines Day Cards
We started Throwback Thursday on our Facebook page recently. Its a fun thing to do – remembering fondly the past, be it our own or way back in the “olden” days. If you have not yet checked out our ...

Buncombe County balks on horse rules

February 12th, 2015 (5)
Should horse owners be required to have a shelter for their horses? What types of shelters are best for horses … or do horses need shelters at all? These are the questions being asked after this one county in ...

Video – Beautiful horses running

February 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Video – Beautiful horses running
It is the middle of the week. A good time to take a break and enjoy a video of horses. Horses are the embodiment of beauty, grace and power. Watching them run like this is almost mesmerizing. Be sure ...

Galveston County horses test positive for herpes

February 11th, 2015 (11)
Should Houston and Galveston area rodeo events be cancelled if EHV1 is still killing horses? Houston, TX is not in Galveston County but is very close by. There is a danger of transmission from other sick horses at public ...

Did coyote pack slaughter police horse?

February 10th, 2015 (6)
Can a coyote pack take down a healthy horse? Even if they do not outright kill a horse, coyotes could badly wound one. What are your thoughts? The officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say coyotes would ...

Tips on Feeding Horses Hay-Based Diets

February 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Tips on Feeding Horses Hay-Based Diets
As the article says most horses, especially pleasure horses not ridden for work purposes, can be fed a hay-based diet. If you have a hard keeper, a horse for whom weight just does not stay on, see your vet ...