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Case Studies

Carriage rides offer peace to disabled veterans

Volunteers organize carriage trips at Vets home From: Napa Valley Register By: Rosemarie Kempton YOUNTVILLE — Jack and Jake waited obediently in front of Holderman Hospital, located on the grounds of the Veterans Home in Yountville on Monday morning. These enormous black French Pecheron draft horses, trained by an Amish farmer, didn’t move a muscle Full Article

Aw-foal-ly cute: Wildlife Park welcomes endangered Przewalski foal

From: The Herald – Scotland The foal was born to 12-year-old mare Ieda and six-year-old stallion Hero at the park in Kingussie on September 2 and is doing well. ...Full Article

Horse riding therapy is different kind of lesson for these students

From: Highlands Today By: Pallavi Agarwal AVON PARK – “Kick in with both your legs,” Heartland Horses and Handicapped stable manager Joy Ongley instructed the horse-mounted kids. They did, ...Full Article

Estrogens Derived From Horse Urine Linked to Heart Disease Risk

A new study that finds higher risks of deep vein thrombosis blood clots in those taking conjugated estrogens for menopause symptoms. From: Everydayhealth.com By: Jennifer J Brown, PhD MONDAY, ...Full Article

Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

From The Horse By Christa Lesté-Lasserre While it’s not quite a real-life Jurassic Park scenario, researchers are currently working to bring the quagga—a type of South African zebra, extinct ...Full Article

Mystery of 2,500 year old upright horse remains in Bulgaria

Carriage and horse skeletons were discovered in a Thracian tomb in the village of Svestari in Bulgaria. From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ By: Sarah Griffiths Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a ...Full Article

Miniature horse finds calling as therapy animal

Daisy, the miniature palomino, is just adorable and sweet as can be! Be sure to click on the video as well. From KSL.com By: Peter Rosen SALT LAKE CITY ...Full Article

Mirror, Mirror … I See My Horse Looking Back at Me

From The Horse By Michelle N. Anderson, TheHorse.com Digital Editor Stroll the barn aisle of any horse show, regardless of breed or discipline, and you’ll notice women. Lots and ...Full Article

The Resurrection of a Horse

August 5, 2013 The horse was struggling in the dust, trying his best to at least sit up instead of lying flat out. There was not much life left ...Full Article

Horse therapy helps people surmount personal obstacles

Working with horses can aid people dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and low self-esteem. There’s no riding involved. TheStar.com, July 30, 2013, Carola Vyhnak Staff Reporter HILLIER, ONT.—Deb Tattersall ...Full Article