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  • The animals that served in the first world war – in pictures

    09/14/2014 4:38:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2014
    During the first world war millions of animals were used for transport, to carry vital communications and as companions to the troops. This week, the PDSA posthumously awarded an honorary Dickin Medal – the ‘animal VC’ – to the horse Warrior, on behalf of all the animals involved. Warrior served throughout the whole campaign with General Jack Seely, surviving machine-gun attacks, shells and the mud of Passchendaele. One of the millions of horses used during the course of the war is winched ashore at Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis Dogs were often used by the British army to pull machine...
  • California Chrome Joins Top 5 in Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

    09/12/2014 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Moving up from seventh last month to fourth in the list this month is the three year old CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) [124] who justified favoritism in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) in impressive style. Always prominent he sprinted away from the field from the top of the stretch and was winning so convincingly that his rider could start to celebrate well before the finish. California Chrome thus becomes the highest rated three year old in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings although he may have that position challenged as some of the major European Group 1 races...
  • Unearthed Neanderthal site rich in horse bones

    08/17/2014 12:02:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Horsetalk ^ | August 15, 2014 | unattributed
    A site in southwestern France found to be rich in the bones of horses and other large herbivores has provided important insights into the hunting and scavenging habits of Neanderthals. A team of archaeologists from the French archaeological agency Inrap have unearthed hundreds of bones at the Middle Paleolithic site in Quincieux dating back 35,000 to 55,000 years. The work was started due to roadworks in the area, with the outstanding discovery prompting local authorities to extend the time available for excavations. The excavation of the prehistoric site, on a hill overlooking the old bed of the Saone River, revealed...
  • Obama shakes hands with supporter wearing horse head CAPTION - Obama and the Horse

    07/10/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    USA Today AFP ^ | 3:48 p.m. EDT July 9, 2014 | Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY Photo: Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images)
  • California Chrome sustains gash to foot

    06/08/2014 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years.</p>
  • Kentucky Derby Selections and Strikes

    05/02/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 39 replies
    Xpressbet ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jon White
    In my 2012 Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com, I’ll Have Another was my selection to win. He had only one strike. I’ll Have Another got the job done and paid $32.60. In 2013, Orb was my selection to win in my Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com. He had zero strikes. Orb won and paid $12.80. Here are my selections for 2014: 1. Dance With Fate 2. California Chrome 3. Wicked Strong 4. Medal Count
  • 'Welcome to the year of the whores':Subtitling error on BBC News

    02/04/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2-4-14 | Mark DUell
    BBC News has marked Chinese New Year by welcoming viewers into the ‘year of the whores’. A subtitling error spotted by many viewers on Friday evening on the hour at around 7pm saw the channel declare: ‘Welcome to the year of the whores. People around the globe celebrate.’ The mistake happened during the bulletin being presented by Rajesh Mirchandani. But the BBC insisted tonight that the error was acknowledged and quickly corrected - to the 'year of the horse’.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops

    02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST · by John W · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said. Hoffman’s body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
  • Tulsa (Oklahoma) Man Accused of Taking Toddler on Drunken Horse Ride

    01/25/2014 11:23:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Tusla World ^ | January 21, 2014 | KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
    Tulsa man accused of taking toddler on drunken horse ride A Tulsa man who was once charged on an out-of-state child endangerment complaint was arrested by police Monday after he allegedly was seen riding a horse with a 3-year-old child while intoxicated. Dennis Carl Byers, 38, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on child neglect and public intoxication complaints, jail records show. Byers was spotted by Tulsa police about 8 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 56th North on a horse with a small child, Byers' arrest report said. Officers who stopped Byers observed that he had blood...
  • Amish Buggy Horse Killed In Drive-by Shooting In Pennsylvania

    11/26/2013 5:22:59 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Yahoo News Canada ^ | Nov.26, 2013 | n/a
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A horse pulling a buggy with an Amish family aboard in rural Pennsylvania was struck by a bullet fired from a moving car and later died, police said on Tuesday. No people were injured in the drive-by shooting, which occurred on Sunday in the village of Ronks in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish country, said Lieutenant Robin Weaver of the East Lampeter Township Police Department. The buggy was about a mile from home when the two adults and three children aboard heard a loud crack, police said. {snip} The family continued home, where they realized the...
  • Cops: Horse Killed In Drive-By Amish Buggy Shooting

    11/26/2013 12:23:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 26, 2013
    A horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania, police report. The horse was towing a buggy with five occupants around 9 PM when “an unknown type car also traveling north passed the buggy,” according to East Lampeter Township Police officials.
  • 700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

    11/23/2013 12:58:13 PM PST · by Dysart · 37 replies
    Western Digs ^ | 11-22-13 | Blake de Pastino
    The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have reluctantly given up their genetic secrets, providing scientists with the oldest DNA ever sequenced. The horse was discovered in 2003 in the ancient permafrost of Canada’s west-central Yukon Territory, not far from the Alaskan border.And although the animal was dated to between 560,000 and 780,000 years old, an international team of researchers was able to use a new combination of techniques to decipher its genetic code. Among the team’s findings is that the genus Equus — which includes all horses, donkeys, and zebras — dates back...
  • A Man (Riding On A Horse) Walks Into A Bar...

    08/14/2013 11:44:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 14, 2013
    A Louisiana man was jailed early this morning and charged with battery, public intimidation, and disturbing the peace after he rode his horse into a bar multiple times and then lassoed a man, dragging the 47-year-old through the parking lot of the drinking establishment.
  • It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over (2013 Brooklyn Handicap Horserace)

    07/22/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 22, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    And for proof, you have to check out this video of a muddy horserace in New York City last month. Just watch what happens. ”I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” — Acts 20: 24 2013 Brooklyn Handicap - Calidoscopio + Post Race
  • World's Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA

    06/28/2013 8:13:52 AM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jane J. Lee
    Well-preserved specimen pushes back the timing of modern horse evolution. A group of Przewalski's horses, once considered extinct in the wild. Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic Photograph courtesy D.G. Froese via Nature DNA shines a light back into the past, showing us things that fossils can't. But how far back can that light extend? Some of the oldest DNA sequences come from mastodon and polar bear fossils about 50,000 and 110,000 years old, respectively. But a new study published online today in the journal Nature reports the latest in the push for recovering ever more ancient DNA sequences. Samples...
  • Belmont Stakes warmup sees stunning come-from-behind finish (video) AMAZING!!

    06/07/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT · by rawhide · 31 replies
    Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes might not live up to the finish on Friday afternoon in the Brooklyn Handicap, one of several high-profile races run at Belmont Park the day before the last leg of the Triple Crown. Before a national television audience on the NBC Sports Network, the $700,000 Grade II Brooklyn Handicap saw 7-1 Calidoscopio pull off not just an upset but perhaps one of the greatest closes in racing history. Down 22 lengths at the midway point of the 1 ˝ mile Brooklyn Handicap, jockey Aaron Gryder was out of the picture for much of the...
  • 'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm

    04/28/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    Kentcky.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Greg Kocher
    'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm CENTERVILLE — As bettors and the general public study equine bloodlines to prep for their possible Kentucky Derby wagers, Bourbon County horse owner Marilyn Montavon is trying to solve a mystery that could cost her thousands of dollars. On April 15, tax-filing deadline day, two new dependents showed up on her farm in the form of two foals — a colt born to the mare Goldie and a filly born to Mert. The babies were a surprise to Montavon because she has no studs on her farm, and she hadn't bred the...
  • Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses

    03/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 24, 2013 | Emine Sinmaz
    Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses • Only one in 20 riders are within the optimum weight for their horse • A heavy load can mean back pain, lameness and bad behaviour in horses • Vet guidelines advise that riders weigh less than 10 per cent of their mount • Weighing more than 15 per cent of horse's weight poses health risks • Research is published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour Horses are the latest victims of the obesity crisis as they take the burden of their overweight riders, experts have warned. A...
  • Distinctive virus behind mystery horse disease

    03/18/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 March 2013 | Ed Yong
    Origin of Theiler hepatitis was a century-old puzzle. For almost 100 years, veterinarians have puzzled over the cause of Theiler disease, a mysterious type of equine hepatitis that is linked to blood products and causes liver failure in up to 90% of afflicted animals. A team of US scientists has now discovered that the disease is caused by a virus that shares just 35% of its amino acid sequences with its closest-known relative. The team named it Theiler disease-associated virus (TDAV), and published the discovery in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. Led by Amy Kistler at the...
  • Regulators expected to approve horse slaughter houses (New Mexico)

    03/03/2013 2:33:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/01/13 | Megan R. Wilson
    In the wake of investigations involving horsemeat-tainted beef abroad, federal regulators may clear the way for a horse-slaughtering house in New Mexico. It would make equine meat available in the United States for the first time since 2007, according to the New York Times. Congress passed a rider to an appropriations bill that barred the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from financing the inspection of horse products for human consumption. That addition was continually inserted into spending bills up until 2011 — when it disappeared from the language. Though the change stems from a lawsuit by Valley Meat Company, which...
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • Houdini Horse (escape artist horse - video)

    02/24/2013 11:35:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    www.wilx.com ^ | 2/19/2013
    With her escape-artist antics now caught on video, a horse in Michigan is being dubbed the "Houdini Horse" thanks to her knack for opening stall doors. The 9-year-old horse named Mariska somehow learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms near Midland in central Michigan. The farm's co-owner, Sandy Bonem, posted a video online of the horse opening numerous locks. It catches how Mariska lets herself out, then unlocking stalls for other horses -- just not her mother's.
  • Spain: Muslim Kills Horse By Anally Raping it With Wooden Handle

    09/20/2012 7:40:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Islam vs. Europe ^ | Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Cheradenine Zakalwe.
    <p>Not long ago I posted a story about a Muslim who had been kicked in the face by a horse he was trying to rape. Now it seems the same Muslim returned to the same place to do the same thing. This time he killed a horse, although we don't know if it was the same one.</p>
  • Union Rules: Despite No Horses, Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

    08/20/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 35 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer. Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions. Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say...
  • The KFPS Royal Friesian Horse

    08/19/2012 5:49:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | August 19, 2012 | KFPS
    Something pretty for Sunday morning. Today's Fresians descend from early Dutch warhorses.
  • Rafalca Delays VP Pick (Olympic Horse)

    08/04/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 3, 2012 | William Kristol
    Almost two weeks ago, I speculated on Fox News Sunday that Mitt Romney would announce his vice presidential pick early next week, on August 6 or 7. It was, if I may say, a reasonably well-informed forecast at the time. But I didn't take into account the existence and importance of the redoubtable Rafalca, the Romneys' equestrian Olympian, who's apparently made it to the final dressage round on August 7 in London. Ann Romney, understandably, wants to be there to see Rafalca do his thing. But she also, of course, should be at the vice presidential announcement and the subsequent...
  • PERRIS: Fannie Mae Abandoned Horse, Records Show

    07/25/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 23, 2012 | Peter Surowski
    PERRIS: Fannie Mae abandoned horse, records show A horse that was found blind, starving and nearly crippled at a foreclosed home in Perris may have been a victim of Fannie Mae. I reported on the horse’s rescue last week by a couple of local good Samaritans, but I didn’t know who owned the property. I do now. It was Fannie Mae. That’s what the County Assessor’s records show, anyway. I had a feeling this was the case, based on an unreliable tip that was blurted at me by the real estate agent in charge of the property. When I called...
  • Labor woes at Belmont as Triple Crown bid nears

    06/05/2012 1:55:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 5, 2012 | Staff
    A mediator was trying to settle a labor dispute at Belmont Park that threatens to scratch I'll Have Another's chance of winning thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown in more than 30 years. An official with the union representing maintenance and starting gate workers at the New York racetrack said the mediator was meeting Tuesday morning with the New York Racing Association and union leaders.
  • Biden: Romney’s Economics Sound Like I’ll Have Another, ‘Except Horse Is a Winner’

    05/22/2012 4:26:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/12/12 | Devin Dwyer
    Vice President Joe Biden today said Mitt Romney’s economic policies bring to mind Kentucky Derby and Preakness champ I’ll Have Another, “except the horse is a real winner.” On the stump in Keene, N.H., this afternoon, Biden said the economic values Romney would bring to the White House were displayed during his tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital and manifest on the campaign trail, particularly in his calls to roll back Democrats’ health care overhaul, Wall Street reforms and other consumer protections. “The governor’s philosophy seems to be whatever the last administration does, let’s do it and do more
  • Black Caviar win # 21 The Goodwood [Horse Racing]

    05/12/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 3 replies
    This is an unbelievable race! Black Caviar is an Australian sprinter going for her 21st consectutive victory. Especially watch her jockey through the stretch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJn2VWMtEio Apparently the plan for her is to be sent to race at Ascot in England. ML/NJ
  • Miniature Horse Leads Police on Slow-Speed Chase

    05/02/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 2, 2012
    Police business is usually pretty serious, but a pursuit in Fargo Sunday was the cause of a few giggles... if not outright guffaws. A miniature horse named Jellybean caused some big trouble for police officers when it escaped and led cops on a slow-speed chase. The little brown-and-white pony was taking part in a Girl Scout pet adoption event when he wiggled out of his halter and went on the lam. Jellybean is in training to be a therapy pet at the Hightail Horse Ranch and Rescue in Hawley, MN. The Hightail Rescue program works to adopt out rescued horses...
  • Three-toed horses reveal the secret of the Tibetan Plateau uplift

    04/29/2012 3:17:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
    The Tibetan Plateau has gradually risen since the Indian plate collided with the Eurasian plate at about 55 Ma. Regardless of the debates over the rising process and elevation of the plateau, there is no doubt that the Himalayas have appeared as a mountain range since the Miocene, with the appearance of vegetation vertical zones following thereafter. Open grasslands per se have no direct relationship to elevation, because they can have different elevations in different regions of the world, having a distribution near the sea level to the extreme high plateaus. On the other hand, the southern margin of the...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Sarah Palin Race 4: Win $7.50, Place $2.50, Exacta $116.20, Tri $675, Quad $1187.30

    03/24/2012 7:23:56 AM PDT · by ak267 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Tab, YouTube ^ | 3-24-2012 | ak267
    Hey Sarah fans....she did run (well, trot) after all :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ouf3eW3dmZg Race 4 http://www.tab.com.au/Racing/Information/Results/DisplayDetailedView.aspx?State=2&MeetingCode=T&RacingCode=H&FromDate=2012-03-09T00%3a00%3a00&RaceNumber=04
  • Jousting at 10pm est on History Channel Vanity

    02/19/2012 5:57:05 PM PST · by PilotDave · 5 replies
    The soup ^ | 19 feb 2012 | pilotdave
    Watch full metal jousting tonight at 10 est on history channel. My son in law is Josh Knowles. He is made fun of on "The Soup" last week. have you ever been made fun of on "The soup"? Pretty kewl!
  • Horses tamed 1,000 years earlier than thought

    03/06/2009 8:03:54 AM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Times Online ^ | 06 Mar 2009 | Mark Henderson
    Horses were first tamed at least 5,500 years ago, by peoples who not only rode them but milked them as well. Archaeological research has shown that the domestication of horses began at least 1,000 years earlier than thought, among the Botai culture that thrived in what is now Kazakhstan between 3700BC and 3100BC. A British-led team of scientists has discovered three lines of evidence that point to an equestrian tradition among the Botai, who lived in a region where wild horses are known to have been abundant. The findings, published in the journal Science, also show that the animals were...
  • Earliest domesticated horses dated 5,500 years ago

    03/06/2009 8:59:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies · 567+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, March 5, 2009 | Randolph E. Schmid
    To Hell with AP.
  • Chinese Archaeologists Probe Origin Of Domestic Horses Through DNA

    04/01/2006 2:55:30 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 662+ views
    Xinhuanet - China View ^ | 4-1-2006 | Mo Hong'e
    Chinese archaeologists probe origin of domestic horses through DNA www.chinaview.cn 2006-04-01 15:55:19 BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists are studying the DNA samples extracted from the bones of horses unearthed from ancient sites to probe the origin of domestic horses in China. It's still a mystery to archaeologists when and where horses were first tamed in China, said Cai Dawei, a researcher with the center of archaeological research for China's border area under the Jilin University in Northwest China. The DNA research will offer valuable clues on the study of migration, spread and domestication of horses, Cai said. A...
  • 'Speed Gene' in Modern Racehorses Originated from British Mare 300 Years Ago, Scientists Claim

    01/28/2012 7:50:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | January 24, 2012 | NovaUCD
    Scientists have traced the origin of the 'speed gene' in Thoroughbred racehorses back to a single British mare that lived in the United Kingdom around 300 years ago, according to findings published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The origin of the 'speed gene' (C type myostatin gene variant) was revealed by analysing DNA from hundreds of horses, including DNA extracted from the skeletal remains of 12 celebrated Thoroughbred stallions born between 1764 and 1930. "Changes in racing since the foundation of the Thoroughbred have shaped the distribution of 'speed gene' types over time and in different racing regions,"...
  • Another Obama campaign promise dies; He approves horse slaughter for food

    12/01/2011 12:45:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/1/11 | staff
    While you were preparing for Thanksgiving and President Obama was sparing the life of a couple of photo op turkeys, he also approved legislation that will result in the domestic slaughter of thousands of horses every year for human food. For the past half-decade the relatives of Flicka, Black Beauty and Seabiscuit have been spared the domestic livestock disassembly line -- the quick blow to the head, bleeding, eviscerating, slicing, grinding, packaging and cooking that comes with being edible around hungry Americans or shipped abroad as a delicacy for foreign palates.
  • A Man Without a Horse

    11/30/2011 1:35:13 PM PST · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 11/30/2011 | Travis Main
    There was a time when the saying “a man without a horse” was widely understood.  Its meaning may not be as quickly grasped as it once was.  However, the phrase certainly is applicable even in this age where many folks do not or have never owned a horse.  “A man without a horse” is one who is incomplete.  He is lacking.  Perhaps, a similar situation today would be a man without a car, a job, or his spouse.  Figuratively a man’s horse is that which gives him the desire to go forward and conquer in life and when it is...
  • Girls and Guns

    11/22/2011 8:27:39 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 36 replies
    Western Shooting Horse ^ | November 8, 2011 | Sarah Sayles
    Cowboy Mounted Shooting has a style of its own. Unlike any other Western equestrian sport, this one combines, fashion, leather and guns. No gender in the sport shows it off better than the girls. Meet some of the Girls of Mounted Shooting. Photos by Ken Amorosano, Lucinda Wood, James Cook and John Beckett Growing up, I was frequently told that I could do or be anything. I never heard there was a ceiling beyond which I could not reach. The American Dream was an open door to me, as it was to all Americans. We foster an ideal in this...
  • Ahead by a whisker: Stubborn stallion Alfie is Britain's most moustachioed horse...

    08/04/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Ahead by a whisker: Stubborn stallion Alfie is Britain's most moustachioed horse... after refusing trim for 5 YEARS This is Alfie, Britain's most moustachioed horse - and he's so proud of his title he refuses to let stable hands meddle with his facial hair. The 15-year-old shire cross sports an astonishing seven-inch-long golden moustache.
  • The Tale of Two Headlines, Abused to Death, or Sad Tragic Accident?

    07/12/2011 9:02:23 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 7 replies
    Gate ^ | 7/12/11 | Chuck Wolk
    On July 10, at 6:39 ET, the BBC ran a story with a headline that stated, "Pony 'beaten' into Hampshire lake dies".I am sure millions around the world had the same reaction as I did when I first read the accounts as reported by the BBC. We really do owe a debt of gratitude to the nameless reporter who informed us of this heinous act. Well, that is what many must have thought as they read the story first thing Monday Morning before they headed off to work. Then again, what if the reporter was telling a tale that...
  • Drunk wannabe knight rams into woman’s house in failed attempt at wooing

    06/14/2011 1:59:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 14, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    A knight in shining armor isn’t always the key to a woman’s heart. Case in point: Jan Rudnicki, a 40-year-old Polish man who hopped onto a horse and plowed into a female’s house in hopes of sweeping her off her feet. According to the Croatian Times, a drunk and shirtless Rudnicki jumped on the equine, who galloped right through Gosia Domoslawska’s front door. As we all know, these sort of advances aren’t well received in instances of unrequited love, so an uninterested Domoslawska called authorities after Rudnicki stormed through her place. The faux savior could spend up to five years...
  • Horse Slaughter Is Reconsidered

    01/05/2011 8:06:31 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 5, 2011 | By STEPHANIE SIMON
    Animal-Welfare Groups Are Joining Ranchers in a Push to Revive an Industry That Died in 2007 Less than four years after the last equine slaughterhouses in the U.S. closed down, an unlikely coalition of ranchers, horse owners and animal-welfare groups is trying to bring them back. The group, gathering in Las Vegas this week for a conference called Summit of the Horse, aims to map out a strategy for reviving an industry that slaughtered as many as 100,000 horses a year in the U.S. before it was effectively shut down by congressional action in 2007. Advocates say the slaughterhouses could...
  • Why the long face?

    01/03/2011 1:34:35 PM PST · by steveo · 10 replies
    Northwest Territory News - Darwin Australia ^ | January 4th, 2011 | JUSTIN O'BRIEN
    BAR staff at the Humpty Doo Hotel got a surprise on New Year's Eve when a patron rode a horse into the pub and ordered a beer. Riding bareback and wearing no more than shorts and a pair of thongs, Trevor Yeend steered horse Elvis through the crowd and went straight for the bar. The 48-year-old jockey said it was easier to ride to the bar than walk. "I think people were a bit stunned," he said. "But it was just another night at the Humpty Doo pub I guess." Newsbreaker Dave Grant snapped a photo of Mr Yeend and...
  • Horse Leaps Into Windshield of Moving Car (Awesome Video)

    11/29/2010 7:24:43 AM PST · by Korah · 22 replies
    In the Galilee region of Northern Israel, a tourist captured this video footage of three horses galloping down the road in the opposite lane in front of them. The scene soon took a bizarre turn however, when a car came towards the horses. The two smaller horses swerved to avoid the vehicle, but the third horse decided to try his equestrian skills by jumping over the car instead. Unfortunately he was a tad bit low on his jump, because the horse leaped straight at the car putting his front legs through the windshield before jumping out and over the roof....
  • Video of Horse Leaping Into the Windshield of a Moving Car

    11/28/2010 8:37:32 PM PST · by OneVike · 45 replies · 1+ views
    In the Galilee region of Northern Israel, a tourist captured this video footage of three horses galloping down the road in the opposite lane in front of them. The scene soon took a bizarre turn however, when a car came towards the horses. The two smaller horses swerved to avoid the vehicle, but the third horse decided to try his equestrian skills by jumping over the car instead. Unfortunately he was a tad bit low on his jump, because the horse leaped straight at the car putting his front legs through the windshield before jumping out and over the roof....
  • Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents

    11/15/2010 12:30:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    As a blind Muslim woman, Mona Ramouni has had to make do without a guide dog her whole life. The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in the house, considering the animal unclean. But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature guide horses in April 2008. 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said. The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act as her guide. Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into...