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  • Judge allows wild horse roundup in Nevada

    12/24/2009 7:25:05 AM PST · by Constitutions Grandchild · 40 replies · 1,121+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 23, 5:49 PM (ET) | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Wednesday it is going forward with a contentious plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said herds in the Calico Mountains Complex in northwestern Nevada are overpopulated and need to be reduced to protect the horses and the rangelands that support them. "The current population in the five Calico herd management areas is three times what the range can handle, so this gather will ensure high-quality habitat for the wild horse and burros and other wildlife while protecting the public rangeland from overuse,"...
  • In France, horse falling off restaurant menus

    12/17/2009 2:39:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,787+ views
    news ^ | December 16, 2009 | Sophie Taylor
    PARIS - Many people love horses and traditionally, many French people have loved them even more with a side of salad. That passion, however, has slowed to a trickle in the last couple of years as crisis-hit French consumers buy less meat and years of campaigning by animal rights groups take effect. Looking to ram home their advantage, campaigners have launched a pre-Christmas blitz in Paris featuring posters of riding school ponies and graceful yearlings aimed at rending the hardest of hearts. "Every year in France, riding school horses like Caramel are sent to the abattoir," says one poster by...
  • Caligula Converts, Makes His Horse a Bishop (Caution: Satire)

    12/14/2009 5:30:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 12/6/2009 | A. S. Haley
    (ENS, Rome) The Emperor of Rome, Gaius Caligula, announced yesterday that he had become a convert to Christianity, and that the Roman Empire would now become the "Episcopalian Empire." In celebration of this momentous event, he said that he would make his horse, Incitatus, a bishop in the Episcopal Church. "I have learned that the Episcopal Church is a very inclusive church," he said in an interview with Empirical News. "Their Presiding Bishop has said that she will take orders to consecrate any bishop elected in accordance with the rules. Incitatus has been baptized, and so now under the Church's...
  • Digital Camera Photographer of the Year wins with 'simple and quiet' wildlife shot

    12/11/2009 8:13:23 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,229+ views
    telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2009 | Chris Irvine
    The photo, dubbed 'Partners' was taken by photographer Bragi J. Ingibergsson on a Canon EOS 5D camera in Hafnarfjördur in Iceland. Judges praised Mr Ingibergsson's "vision and perseverance to give an ordinary scene significance and a sense of wildness". As well as winning the Planet Earth category, he also walked away with the overall prize as the judges commended the shot's "simple and quiet nature".
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Wren Scott

    12/10/2009 7:26:24 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 38 replies · 2,151+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Dec 9th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Editors of The Fashion Time Magazine searching out for the most stylishly attired star of the day found… When Sarah Jessica Parker steps over the red carpet, you can be sure, she’ll inject a dose of Carrie Bradshaw’s sexiness.
  • DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution

    12/10/2009 6:28:19 AM PST · by decimon · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    The University of Adelaide ^ | Dec 10, 2009 | Unknown
    Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past 55 million years. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved an international team of researchers and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) based at the University of Adelaide. Only the modern horse, zebras, wild asses and donkey survive today, but many other lineages have become extinct over the last 50,000 years. ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper says despite an excellent...
  • Historic Hialeah Park reopens with a packed house

    11/29/2009 6:55:28 AM PST · by ml/nj · 12 replies · 455+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Nov 29, 2009 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ
    It was, in a word, electric. Hialeah Park, after an eight-year slumber, roared back to life Saturday afternoon -- attracting a crowd of 26,874 eager to watch horses once again gallop down one of the world's most famous racetracks. The packed house cheered at the 1:05 start time, followed by another boisterous shout when, once the fourth race had ended, the track's signature pink flamingos flew overhead en masse.
  • Horse owner shoots pit bulls to save animal(WA)

    11/01/2009 2:12:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies · 1,893+ views
    kndo ^ | 13 October, 2009 | na
    ELK, Wash. - The owner of a miniature horse says he was forced to shoot and kill three pit bulls that were mauling his animal. Thursday, the horse's owner told the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office the three dogs had come onto this property, off Juanita Lane and started attacking his horse. The man fired several warning shots to try and scare the dogs and when the warning shots did not work, the man turned his aim to the dogs, shooting all three. Two of the dogs died on the scene and the third ran off only to die later...
  • A Travesty & Miscarriage Of Justice: Cowboy cited after horse wanders away

    10/16/2009 4:15:08 AM PDT · by Monte Walsh · 6 replies · 400+ views
    The Westerner ^ | 10/15/09 | The Westerner
    A northwestern Wyoming man received a citation for letting his horse wander in Worland, but not before he complained to town law enforcement officials about the absence of a hitching post in front of the local saloon. William Schellinger was cited by Washakie County law enforcement officers for allowing his horse to run at large in this city along the Big Horn River. Schellinger was apparently in a bar early Sunday when his horse wandered away, prompting police to follow it to make sure it didn't cause an accident with a car. After being confronted by officers, Schellinger contended the...
  • Racehorse prices in freefall

    09/30/2009 4:35:42 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 15 replies · 734+ views
    Infectious Greed ^ | 9/28/2009 | Paul Kedrosky
    There are some eye-popping numbers being posted in the current annual Keeneland auction for yearling thoroughbred horses. But they aren’t the usual kinds of numbers, with gross auction revenues 41% below last year’s total, and average prices 36% below last year’s.
  • World's tallest horse? 10ft Poe looks set to gallop into the record books

    09/29/2009 11:04:36 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 5,697+ views ^ | Sept. 29, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    He's ten feet tall with his head upright, weighs 3,000lb, and stands at 20.2 hands at the shoulder. So is Poe the Clydesdale the world's tallest horse? His diminutive owner Shereen Thompson thinks so - and said she wants to 'get the Guinness guys here as soon as possible'. Poe stands 6ft 10in (80.2in) from hoof to shoulder. That is taller than the current tallest horse Remington, who was declared the official Guinness World Record holder only last week at 80in in Princeton, Texas. Living on Ms Thompson's working farm in Tupperville, Ontario, ten-year-old Poe stands ready to inch above...
  • Man accused of decapitating horse will go to trial

    08/12/2009 11:22:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 666+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California man accused of decapitating his horse with a chain saw has been ordered to stand trial on animal cruelty charges. A Riverside Superior Court judge said Wednesday there was enough evidence to try 64-year-old Jack Ziniuk.
  • Saratoga Yearling Sales LIVE (Thoroughbred Racehorse Auction)

    08/11/2009 4:36:08 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Second and final night of the Saratoga Selected Yearling Sales. This is the premier sale of the summer. Even if you don't care about racing, I think it is interesting to observe the sale of a couple of these horses. Most draw six figures. Some get over a million. Bids are made solely upon breeding and conformation. These horse will not be asked to run until next year at the earliest. They will be eligible for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. This should continue until 10 PM EDT or so. ML/NJ
  • Horses being killed in South Florida -- for their meat?

    08/10/2009 10:34:03 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 76 replies · 1,737+ views
    CNN ^ | August 10,2009 | Kim Segal and John Zarrella
    MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Geronimo was a beautiful painted quarter horse. "He was a type of horse that he got along with everybody," says owner Ivonne Rodriguez. She had Geronimo for five years -- until his slaughtered carcass was found under a tree.
  • The smallest horse in Australia: Koda the dwarf American miniature(OF COURSE there are pictures :-))

    08/09/2009 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 4,193+ views
      Koda, the smallest horse in Australia, is smaller than most dogs and not much bigger than a cat   He weighs only 35 kg (five-and-a-half stone) and stands at 59cm (less than two feet tall)   American miniature Koda was never going to be large, but he's small even for his breed...   ...and was diagnosed a dwarf soon after his birth   In fact, he's so small, people are often mistaking him for a battery-operated soft toy
  • Bizarre Video of a Horse Running Over a Car in Israel (Corny Jokes Included) - Video 8/4/09

    08/05/2009 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 795+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is bizarre video from Northern Israel where a horse literally ran over and destroyed a car that was in the middle of the road. Three horses had escaped and were running down the middle of a highway, and one care was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a couple of really corny jokes about the incident at the end of the video! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Woman catches man accused of having sex with horse [2nd offense w/same horse!]

    07/29/2009 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 127 replies · 9,153+ views
    The Sun News [Myrtle Beach] ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2009 | Kurt Knapek
    A Conway woman who had video surveillance of a man having sexual intercourse with one of her horses said she found the suspect behind her barn Monday night and pointed a shotgun at his head until police arrived and arrested him. Rodell Vereen, 50, of Longs, is charged with buggery and trespassing after Barbara Kenley, who leases Lazy B Stables on Coates Road in the Wampee section of Horry County, told officers she had video of the suspect having sex with a horse then wanted to catch him at her barn. ``That stable was my getaway, my stress relief,'' said...
  • Man Leads Chase After Stealing Horse-Drawn Buggy

    06/03/2009 5:46:59 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 22 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Post-Journal ^ | June 3, 2009
    NAPOLI - A 20-year-old man from Cattaraugus faces charges after leading Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies on a 3-mile chase in his horse-drawn buggy. Jonas J. Hershberger, 20, of Cattaraugus was charged with overdriving animals, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration Monday after Hershberger, attempting to elude deputies investigating a stolen horse and buggy, drove through fields and into woods near Napoli. He led authorities through roads, fields and eventually through the woods, where he stopped the horse and fled on foot. Deputies didn't find him at the scene but recovered the horse and buggy, which were brought back...
  • Moustachioed Horse Evades Barbers

    04/28/2009 12:36:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/28/09
    A horse which has grown a curly, golden moustache is refusing to let grooms shave it off.Alfie, a 10-year-old Shire-cross, is said to flee if he thinks he is in danger of getting even a trim. The horse also refuses to let staff at the stables in Bitton, Gloucestershire, into his stall there for fear that they will remove his whiskers. The moustache may look somewhat incongruous given its fair colour compared to his black and white colouring and well-meaning staff thought he would rather be without it. However Alfie clearly enjoys the look and groom Justine Greenslade said all...
  • Horse owners pinched by economy struggle to give their animals away

    04/22/2009 12:09:59 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    by Gus Burns | The Saginaw News Tuesday April 21, 2009, 11:19 AM Two years ago, the Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic in Freeland often paid more than $500 for mares to use as surrogates. Now, the market has dropped so low that owner Dr. Brad T. Cumper gets mares for free. He even screens them. "People are happy that we'll take them and feed them and give them a job," the veterinarian said. The price of hay and bedding in the strained economy have evaporated the market for some horses, leading to growing desperation among some owners who can't maintain...