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  • At least 15 Kentucky horses found shot to death at strip mine site

    12/18/2019 4:10:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    At least 15 roaming horses were fatally shot at a Kentucky strip mine site, authorities said, describing it as a "battlefield for just horses." The horses were found along U.S. 23 near the Floyd-Pike County line, WYMT-TV reported Tuesday. Some were as young as a year and others were pregnant, authorities said. “This is very inhumane and it's a very cruel act of somebody who just apparently had nothing else to do or whatever just to go back on a strip job and shoot down horses who were, one of them obviously was feeding, had grass in its mouth,” Floyd...
  • Investigators say wild boars to blame for attacks on horses in South Carolina

    12/13/2019 11:14:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies ^ | December 12, 2019 | Live 5 web staff
    South Carolina investigators say wild boars are to blame for a series of possible attacks on horses in the state. (Source: Pexels) CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina investigators say wild boars are to blame for a series of possible attacks on horses in the state. Officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced on Wednesday that a joint investigation by several law enforcement agencies has been closed based on evidence that the attacks in the Upstate were the results of altercations with boars in the area. The investigation involved five incidents that took place within a four-week...
  • Mysterious Arctic skull raises questions about what animals once roamed North

    05/30/2006 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNews ^ | 30 May 2006 | JOHN THOMPSON
    IQALUIT, Nunavut (CP) - A mysterious skull discovered on the edge of the Arctic Circle has sparked interest in what creatures roamed Baffin Island in the distant past, and what life a warming climate may support in the future. Andrew Dialla, a resident of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, says he found the skull protruding from the frozen tundra during a walk near the shore with his daughter about a month ago. The horned skull is about the size of a man's fist. It resembles a baby caribou skull, except at that age, a caribou wouldn't have antlers, researchers and elders have pointed...
  • 400,000 year old spears found in an German coal mine!

    10/11/2010 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | 07-04-2010 | Staff
    Researchers in Germany have unearthed 400,000 year old wooden spears from what appears to be an ancient lake shore hunting ground stunning evidence that human ancestors systematically hunted big game much earlier than believed. The three spears, each carved from the trunk of a spruce tree, are 6 feet to more than 7 feet long. They were found with more than 10,000 animal bones, mostly from horses, including many obviously butchered. That indicates the ancient hunters were organized enough to trap horses and strong enough to kill them by throwing spears, perhaps ambushing herds that showed up for water. “There’s...
  • My Belmont Day Race Analysis

    06/07/2019 5:37:54 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 27 replies
    June 7, 2019 | ML/NJ
    I have a young protégé who told me that he was going to attend the Belmont Stakes with a group of his friends. I think this will also be his first visit to a racetrack This will be the 54th consecutive Belmont Stakes I have attended. I sent him a copy of the Past Performances earlier in the week, and just now I prepared an analysis of the races for him. I thought some FReepers might be interested in what I sent to him so I reproduce it below. ML/NJ
  • Country House sensationally wins the Kentucky Derby after first-place finisher Maximum Security...

    05/04/2019 6:04:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 140 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 4, 2019 | Andrew Court For
    FULL TITLE: Country House sensationally wins the Kentucky Derby after first-place finisher Maximum Security is DISQUALIFIED following steward's inquiry for impeding other riders Country House has won the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The long-shot horse, with odds of 65-1, was declared the winner of the world-famous $3 million race on Saturday, after Maximum Security was sensationally disqualified in a stewards' call. Maximum Security crossed the line first, but its championship title was revoked after judges ruled that the thoroughbred had impeded other riders by changing lanes at the final turn. The 150,000 spectators who descended on Churchill Downs in Louisville to...
  • Cowboys for Trump ride into DC

    02/22/2019 1:00:18 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 20 replies
    Nice to see
  • The Road to Skedaddle

    01/21/2019 9:15:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/19 | Tony Mangan
    And we’ll ride out together, up that road to skedaddle I bought me a saddle on which to skedaddle, But I hadn’t a horse to put under. I could hear the herd comin’ and see the herd goin’ And their hooves were a beatin’ like thunder. And, that sound seemed to say “Cowboy, step away, ‘Cause if you stand in this road, you’ll go under.”
  • Therapy horses help college students, ailing children de-stress

    12/22/2018 4:19:24 PM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Jenniffer Weigel
    On a recent visit to Northwestern University, dozens of students stood patiently waiting as if a celebrity were signing autographs. At the front of the line, were the stars of the show: Hope and Winnie – two miniature therapy horses looking to be hugged so they could help the students de-stress from exams... This is the fourth year miniature therapy horses have made their way to the Northwestern campus during exams thanks to Mane in Heaven, a non-profit organization that provides therapy horses to people in need. Founded in 2012 and based in Barrington, President Dina Ewing Morgan said the...
  • Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave 10 years,...

    09/18/2018 7:23:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 59 replies
    The Sun ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Patrick Knox and Will Stewart
    Full title: JURASSIC LARK Woolly Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave lions and extinct horses in TEN YEARS, Russian scientists sayThe beasts are set to make a comeback to the plains of Siberia some 14,000 years after going extinct. LONG extinct cave lions may be about to rise from their icy graves and prowl once more alongside woolly mammoths and ancient horses in a real life Jurassic Park. In less than 10 years it is hoped the fearsome big cats will be released from an underground lab as part of a remarkable plan to populate a...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>
  • North Carolina’s Famous Wild Horses Emerge from Hurricane Florence Unscathed

    09/18/2018 5:27:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    SouthernLiving ^ | September 17, 2018
    We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week. Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.
  • Groundbreaking case of horse suing ex-owner now in judge's hands

    09/14/2018 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aimee Green
    Animal rights activists on Friday asked a Washington County judge to make a ruling that would be the first of its kind in the nation: Allow a once-neglected and severely malnourished horse to sue its owner.
  • North Carolina’s wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    09/11/2018 9:12:53 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies ^ | September 11, 2018 | Denise Lavoie
    For many vacationers on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm. The Facebook page of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund was peppered with comments from worried tourists and residents. “Thinking of all of the horses as Florence approaches. ... Praying for their safety,” wrote one concerned woman. “Prayers for protection from the storm for these beautiful animals & the young foals,” wrote...
  • Horses Snort When They’re Happy, Study Says

    08/09/2018 11:50:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies ^ | July 12, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Snorts — non-vocal signals produced by the air expiration through the nostrils — are associated with more positive contexts and states in horses, according to a new study published online in the journal PLoS ONE. Assessing positive emotions is important for improving animal welfare, but it has been challenging to identify reliable indicators.Physiological markers often give contradictory results, and many behavioral signals are ambiguous.Anecdotal reports have indicated that horses frequently produce snorts in positive situations.Following up on this evidence, Université de Rennes researcher Mathilde Stomp and co-authors evaluated snort production by horses that lived either in restricted or naturalistic conditions.“We...
  • Skeletons of 5,000-year-old found buried alongside remains of two sacrificed horses (trunc)

    07/28/2018 12:03:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 7/27/18 | Will Stewart
    ETERNAL LOVE Skeletons of 5,000-year-old Romeo and Juliet ‘lovers’ found buried alongside remains of two sacrificed horses ‘pulling a chariot into the afterlife’The couple were found buried with lavish jewellery, spearheads and ceramic pottery in the Karaganda regionTHE 5,000-year-old remains of a "Romeo and Juliet" couple have been unearthed next to the skeletons of two sacrificed horses in Kazakhstan. Their bones were found lying side by side in an ancient grave alongside metal spearheads, precious stones and ceramic pottery in the Karaganda region. Their bones look worn but it's clear both lovers are lying on their sides and almost locked...
  • NOPD officers 'whaled on from behind' in Bourbon Street brawl: video(horses in action)

    06/21/2018 1:53:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 6/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    A video of a Saturday night (June 16) "brawl" on Bourbon Street shows New Orleans Police Department officers "getting whaled on from behind" as they try to arrest the instigators, NOPD Commander Nicholas Gernon said.Video of the fight, which resulted in a brief hospitalization of one of the officers whose hip was injured, also provides, Gernon said, "a good example of what (officers) face and how they deal with it." The video was taken from a nearby business' surveillance camera. The fight, which occurred around 11:20 p.m. among a large crowd that appeared to fill the 500 block of Bourbon...
  • So, Soros Owns Part of The Racehorse, Justify!

    06/08/2018 12:32:19 PM PDT · by budj · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration.
  • 2018 Preakness Stakes odds

    05/17/2018 2:28:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/16/18
    2018 PREAKNESS STAKES ODDS (5/19/18) Post Position Horse *ML Odds 1 Quip 12/1 2 Lone Sailor 15/1 3 Sporting Chance 30/1 4 Diamond King 30/1 5 Good Magic 3/1 6 Tenfold 20/1 7 Justify 1/2 8 Bravazo 20/1 *Morning Line Odds are created by Pimlico Race Course oddsmaker Keith Feustle
  • Budweiser Commercials from 10 different years..

    04/06/2018 2:53:45 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    commercials ^ | 4/6/2018 | commercials
    These WILL put a smile on your face cause they’re just so cute, and some will make you LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! Be sure to watch them all and enjoy! Good memories of some classy Horsin' Around commercials!