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10 Winter Health Care Mistakes to Avoid

December 19th, 2014 (3)
Christmas is around corner, we are all very busy with family, work and celebrating. The weather is turning from fall to winter – throughout most of the United States temperatures are dropping. With all we have to do, it’s ...

Ponies’ history provides cultural insights

December 19th, 2014 (1)
Horses indeed have influenced humans and how we live. Our cooperative existence created who we are today. The tough more sure-footed ponies were perfect for Irish farmers who dealt with bogs while here in the Americas we used a ...

Life after racing: From famed to forgotten

December 18th, 2014 (7)
It would be nice to think that after a horse retires from racing that they will go to a life of ease on some ranch somewhere with rolling hills, grass, plenty of water, shade and warmth in the winter. ...

Genetic research into ancient horses discover new interesting facts (Video)

December 18th, 2014 (1)
Any search for the words “genetics” and “horses” will lead you to a variety of articles on the same research. Scientists at the Center for GeoGenetics in Copenhagen have analyzed 125 genes from horse bones that are between 16,000 ...

Horse & Donkey Deaths Blamed on County

December 18th, 2014 (5)
Generally speaking when animals are seized by local authorities, the owners may not be told where their animals are going however they are kept informed of their court dates. Telling owners the whereabouts of their horses can make the ...

AVMA, AAEP enter into urban working horse debate

December 17th, 2014 (8)
The horse carriage debate has been raging for some time now. There are those who do not think horses should be used even with police departments. Our urban environs are more dangerous for both man and horse than when ...

Lander-area ranch to be a BLM Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

December 17th, 2014 (6)
While the best scenario would be to leave the wild horses..wild, an eco-sanctuary is better than some over crowded holding facility as long as it is properly maintained. Of course, it is obvious that is simply another way for ...

Seven little girls getting a horse for Christmas (Videos)

December 17th, 2014 (3)
Only seven more days then it is Christmas Eve. The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. And little girls …and boys across the country will be going insane when they learn they have received the greatest ...

How Researchers Track Equine Influenza Virus

December 16th, 2014 Comments Off
The study of genetics has not just allowed us to determine how we have bred horses to be stronger and faster than their ancestors, it also allows scientists to research better vaccines to keep our four legged friends from ...

Productive, not reproductive: Birth control experiment under way with wild horses

December 16th, 2014 (3)
Any reduction to helicopter round-ups of wild horses would be wonderful. Do we really need to reduce the numbers of wild horses? Also, the long term effects of reproductive vaccines on wild horses is not discussed in this article, ...