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  • PHOTO-VIDEO=> Protesters Attack Police on Horseback – Knock Down Horse in New Mexico

    05/27/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 25 May 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Violent protesters threw rocks and bottles at police horses outside the Trump rally in New Mexico on Tuesday. Mounted riot police approach the crowds as protesters were cornered and rounded up during the highly-charged confrontation. (Daily Mail) The protesters threw rocks and bottles at the police on horseback.
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • Ocala’s Ivan Rodriguez Gelfenstein balances socialist revolution with horse racing opulence

    03/03/2016 8:02:48 PM PST · by houstonastros · 4 replies
    Mysterious Venezuelan socialist "businessman" now a rich capitalist-- builds $20 million horse racing facility and flies in private jet? Where'd he get (steal) the money?
  • Mounted Shooting: Horsemanship is King

    02/11/2016 4:29:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While I was in Texas this past December, I attended a mounted shooting competition about 50 miles from Fort Worth.  The competition was organized by Texas Smoking Guns. I had not attended one before.  The event was held at Salt Creek Arena and Stables, on FM 51, just south of Boyd, Texas.Several things are different about Mounted Shooting compared to more conventional shooting competitions.  The most obvious is that they do not use conventional ammunition.  They use blanks.  Special blanks, that are not provided by the shooters, but are issued to them by the organization holding the meet. This...
  • Classy: Israeli Teenager's School Project Marred By Pro-BDS

    12/27/2015 11:18:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Early in December, a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Shachar Rabinovitch, asked ex-Cambridge professor Dr. Marsha Levine for some assistance on a school assignment that was related to her field; Dr. Levine is an expert on horse domestication. It was an innocent inquiry, which violently turned political when Dr. Levine refused to help Rabinovitch until "there is peace and justice for Palestinians in Palestine" (via JPost): I'm from Israel," her e-mail began. "I'm doing an assessment for school about horses, and it will be great if you can answer a few questions that I will ask." Instead of receiving answers to her...
  • 'Truly amazing' scientific discovery on adaptation of Yakutian horses to cold

    11/29/2015 7:27:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | November 28, 2015
    'Truly amazing' scientific discovery on adaptation of Yakutian horses to cold By The Siberian Times reporter 28 November 2015 Fast track evolution as great Siberian symbol is surprisingly unmasked as an immigrant breed. Researchers say these horses, which seem so well attuned to the harsh cold with thick, dense winter coats, their armour against temperatures of minus 70C (minus 94F), are incomers that only arrived in these parts within the last 800 years. Picture: Maria Vasilyeva The resilient Yakutian horses are one of the great native sights of the Sakha Republic - or Yakutia. In their way as much a part of...
  • The Cruel Secret Behind Tennessee's Walking Horses [Big Lick Only-17min video]

    11/26/2015 2:40:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    SPS Dateline [YouTube-Journeyman] ^ | September 2014 | Ashley Hamer (research)
    Walk of Shame: How Tennessee's famous high-stepping horse became the latest animal-cruelty scandal
  • Texas man arrested for rape at Delta Downs horse barn

    11/23/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    KLFY Newsroom ^ | November 22, 2015
    Sgt. James Anderson said the investigation revealed 32-year-old Canelario Mora-Alvarado of Dallas entered a female’s room inside one of the barns located on the back side of the horse track and forced the female to have sex with him. A witness reported seeing Mora-Alvarado forcibly enter the room before the female began screaming, according to a news release from Anderson.
  • Feds: Wild horses sent to slaughter, not pasture

    10/24/2015 4:06:17 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    USA TODAY | October 24, 2015 | Trevor Hughes
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/24/investigation-says-buyer-shipped-horses-killed-meat-mexico/74547060/ USA Today, so link only.
  • Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race

    10/22/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/22/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race Oct 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, LIFE, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern The Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe, held every fall at the Longchamp course in Paris, is one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious horse races and is rivaled only by Royal Ascot in terms of glamour, though it doesn’t get as much publicity. First run in 1920, it has long been known as the world’s richest race, and nowadays carries a purse of €5 million. Of course its Parisian setting means the event has always had...
  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, “We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.”
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Finland: Horse manure plan to heat homes

    06/17/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | June 15, 2015
    Finland's government wants the country to turn away from fossil fuels and look towards horse manure to heat its homes instead, it's reported. The new coalition's manifesto sets out plans for the large-scale use of horse dung as a renewable source of energy, the national broadcaster Yle reports. One energy company is already trying out a biofuel made by mixing horse manure with a wood-based litter, which is then burned to create power. The Fortum group says the annual waste created by three horses would be enough to heat a family home for a year. And with about 77,000 horses...
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • WW2: Army on Wheels (1941)

    05/04/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Wilding Picture Productions
    A film report on a practical field test of men and equipment under simulated combat conditions. The peacetime maneuvers, held in Texas in 1940 and involving 70,000 men from around the country and trucks and other vehicles from Detroit, demonstrated new standards of motorized mobility for the United
  • 1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    05/04/2015 10:12:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube / MyFootage.com ^ | 1941 | Movietone
    1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
  • KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

    05/02/2015 4:14:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    AP Sports ^ | 5-2-15 | Beth Harris
    Link only -- AP article.
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • Royal Bluegrass: Prince Charles Coming to Kentucky

    02/20/2015 12:11:08 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 17 replies
    rcnky.net ^ | 02/20/2015 | Staff report
    Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Washington, DC and Louisville. The visit to the nation's capital is scheduled for March 17-20 and then the heir and his wife come to Louisville on March 20. In Louisville, they will highlight the work being done by members of the local community and charitable organizations to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of the people of Kentucky's largest city through community cohesion, clean air, and food literacy initiatives, according to a news release.
  • Investigation continues into fire that killed 32 horses

    11/24/2014 1:22:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Dana Ferguson
    An investigation continued Monday into the cause of a fire that killed 32 horses and injured a firefighter at a stable in McHenry County over the weekend.. Rescue Chief Paul DeRaedt, with the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, said the remains of the 32 horses have been removed from the charred stable and owners will decide this week how they would like to move forward.
  • Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 13 replies
    bloodhorse.com ^ | October 8, 2014 8:42 PM | Frank Angst
    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Cigar, who died from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck, had resided at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions since 1999. In all, the son of Palace Music—Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew, won 15 stakes including 11 grade/group I scores. Cigar earned Horse of the Year honors in 1995 and 1996, and was named champion older...
  • Waggoner Ranch, among US' largest, listed for sale (In Texas, 510,000 acres, asking $725million)

    08/11/2014 1:51:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner, who established the estate in 1923. The estate includes the 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale...
  • West US cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    07/27/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 24, 2014 | unattributed
    For the first time in three decades, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming is 85 feet (25 meters) deep and almost impossible to see until you're standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals—including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions and American cheetahs—shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide (4 meters) opening until they were plunging to their deaths. Now, the U.S. Bureau...
  • Prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.

    08/09/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc 25 wpbf ^ | 8-9-2014 | By Jareen Imam
    The cave is cool and damp -- prefect for preserving prehistoric remains, Meachen says. "It's like a refrigerator in there, and probably has been for 20,000 years," she said. "Some of the bones we're finding there have collagen in them. That is where you could get the ancient DNA." The scientists saw bones falling out of a part of the cave, and decided to start digging there. "That was the fossil layer," she said. "There is so much to dig. We have two more years for funding that we can be out there, so we are going to try to...
  • Wyoming cave dig unearths bones of ancient horses, cheetahs and bison

    08/09/2014 2:33:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2014 5:23pm EDT | LAURA ZUCKERMAN
    (Reuters) - Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs, a paleontologist said on Friday. The two-week dig by an international team of researchers led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s. Meachen said the extensive excavation that began late last month uncovered roughly 200 large bones of animals like horses that roamed North America...
  • Nanny State: De Blasio to Resurrect Attempt at NYC Big Soda Ban

    05/04/2014 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 2, 2014 | Eric Boehm, Watchdog.org
    Hide your Big Gulps again, New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week his administration will pick up where former Mayor Michael Bloomberg left off and will continue the battle to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces. The city will appeal a state court ruling that pulled the plug on the ban last year. City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the New York Daily News reported this week. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg got plenty of headlines in 2012 when he declared war on Big Gulps and other large sugary drinks. The...
  • Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups [Graphic Video warning]

    04/29/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 14, 2013 | Lisa Myers and Michael Austin
    ...This recent roundup ended a season of wild horse “gathers” in which the government captured and removed thousands of mustangs from nearly 32 million acres of public land in 10 Western states. Afterward, the Bureau of Land Management reported new numbers likely to shock many Americans unfamiliar with the economics and politics surrounding the roundups: A record number of wild horses – almost 50,000 – are now living in captivity, far more than the 32,000 left on the range. :snip: In January 2013, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order halting another roundup after Leigh produced photos of a...
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. […] What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to...
  • Breaking Scandal: BLM Rounding Up Wild Horses, Sending To Slaugherhouse…In Canada

    04/18/2014 1:26:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 18, 2014
    The Bureau of Land Management is clearly having an image problem. As the outrage over its intimidating show of force during last week’s showdown at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada proved, the federal agency is now caught up in a controversy originating in Wyoming. According to recent reports, agents herded a large group of wild horses in the state before ceding control of the majestic animals to state authorities. At that point, Wyoming officials sold them off to a slaughterhouse in Canada. Obviously, this development outraged countless advocates already incensed by accusations that BLM officers gunned down multiple cows at...
  • Jury orders Parx to pay $7.8 million in jockey's death

    04/10/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | April 10, 2014
    A jury yesterday awarded nearly $7.8 million to the family of a jockey killed at Parx Racing after a race horse - spooked by roaming chickens - threw, dragged and kicked him. Mario Calderon, 55, of Croydon, Bucks County, died after suffering 11 broken ribs and a bleed on his brain in the May 2010 mishap at the racetrack formerly known as Philadelphia Park, according to his attorney Michael A. Trunk.
  • Conn. court: Horse owners must prevent injuries (claims horses “naturally vicious”)

    03/29/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 26, 2014 4:17 PM EDT | Stephen Singer
    Owners of horses and other domestic animals must try to prevent their animals from causing foreseeable injuries, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday in a decision that avoided the larger issue of whether horses are inherently vicious while siding with a family whose child was bitten by one. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 6-0 to uphold an Appellate Court decision that said a horse belongs to “a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious.” But four of the justices said that the question of whether an animal is naturally dangerous must be considered individually by lower courts. […]...
  • Pennsylvania Bill Would Gut Horse Racing Fund

    01/31/2014 6:15:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Bloodhorse ^ | January 31, 2014 | Tom LaMarra
    A Pennsylvania lawmaker's proposal to gut the Race Horse Development Fund supported by revenue from slot machines generated a strong response from the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, which represents owners, breeders, and trainers of racehorses in the state. Republican Rep. Todd Stevens introduced legislation that would shift $250 million a year—almost the entire amount racing and breeding gets from slot machine revenue—to fund education in Pennsylvania. In statements, the lawmaker from southeastern Pennsylvania said horse racing is for the wealthy and elite, and that education should be the priority.
  • 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...
  • Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S.

    01/19/2014 2:34:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    NPR ^ | January 17, 2014 | Allison Aubrey
    Americans may recoil at the thought of eating horse meat, but other countries feel quite differently, as the sign above this butcher shop in Paris attests. Americans may recoil at the thought of eating horse meat, but other countries feel quite differently, as the sign above this butcher shop in Paris attests. When a federal ban on slaughtering horses to produce horse meat was lifted several years back, ranchers including Rick De Los Santos, a New Mexico rancher and owner of Valley Meat Co., stepped up to start operations with an aim to export the meat. But, as we've reported,...
  • Is Bill de Blasio Trading Horses for Money?

    01/07/2014 8:37:19 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    They used to hang horse thieves — now they elect them mayor. As many know, New York City’s new commandant, Bill de Blasio, has sworn that one of his first acts upon taking office will be to ban Central Park’s iconic horse-drawn carriages. He claims that forcing horses to work in downtown Manhattan is inhumane, but is he really just kowtowing to a big real-estate developer who heavily supported his campaign? Interestingly, there was a time when de Blasio was more blasé about these animal-rights concerns. In fact, when he had the chance as a City Council member to support...
  • Federal appeals court vacates ban on US horse slaughter

    12/14/2013 10:01:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2013 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal appeals court on Friday removed a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to open while an appeal of a lawsuit by animal protection groups proceeds. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the emergency injunction it issued in November after The Humane Society of the United States and others appealed the ruling of a federal judge in Albuquerque. The judge said the U.S. Department of Agriculture followed proper procedure in issuing permits to Valley Meat Co. in Roswell, N.M., Rains Natural...
  • Horse mutilated, killed in Williamson Co. pasture [Middle Tennessee--reward offered; please help]

    11/13/2013 8:27:24 PM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 33 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | 11/11/13 | Dennis Ferrier
    FAIRVIEW, TN (WSMV) - A picturesque part of Middle Tennessee is the scene of a shocking crime. Someone mutilated then killed a beloved horse, and the owner says the animal died in a tremendous amount of pain. She's also worried whoever did it will do it again. The McIlvains have lived outside Fairview for 36 years and say the reason they have stayed is the beautiful front yard pasture for their two Paso Fino horses, Bomber and Falderado. "Paso Finos are a special breed. They are smart and very close to their rider. They take care of their rider and...
  • Dispute gives glimpse into high-stakes world of champion horses

    09/21/2013 7:41:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-20-13 | Bruce Vielmetti
    In a legal dispute over a champion sporting stallion, Wisconsin's Court of Appeals decided it was a case of a horse — or two — apiece. But the Viroqua trainer on the losing end of the ruling doesn't see it that way. "It's been pretty frustrating," said Amy S. Hunter. "Basically it means I live in the wrong state. Anywhere there's some knowledge of the industry this would be different." Hunter, 43, trained a sick horse back to health and productivity for a wealthy out-of-state owner, who Hunter says was so grateful she told Hunter she could keep it. But...
  • U.S. West faces crisis of too many wild horses

    09/01/2013 9:52:01 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 25 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 09/01/2013 | Washington Post
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. West is on the verge of a serious horse crisis, says a new paper in Science, which argues that the wild horse population is growing so fast that the government could soon be unable to manage the herds. There are currently some 33,000 wild horses roaming freely on public lands in the western United States, descendants of horses brought by Spanish conquistadors. Under a 1971 law, the Bureau of Land Management is supposed to protect these horses and make sure their numbers don’t get out of hand so they are not destroying the ecosystem or dying...
  • Detroit Has No Horses But Pays $56K [every year] for Horseshoer

    07/25/2013 11:46:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    Full title: Detroit Has No Horses But Pays $56K for Horseshoer — Union Boss Says It’s ‘Not Possible’ to Eliminate Positions The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) pays a “horseshoer” $29,245 in salary and roughly $27,000 in benefits. There’s only one problem — Detroit has no horses for the horseshoer to shoe. Some critics argue that the department has been turned into some sort of a government jobs program. Meanwhile, the local union president says it is “not possible” to eliminate positions
  • Rare white Thoroughbred wins at Mountaineer

    07/04/2013 7:48:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | July 2, 2013
    Chief White Fox, one of only a small handful of Thoroughbreds to be registered as “white” by The Jockey Club, broke his maiden on July 1 at Mountaineer Park in his ninth career start. The 3-year-old son of The White Fox bested the runner-up by 5 ¼ lengths in the one-mile race under jockey Marco Ccamaque. He covered the distance in 1:42.92 over a track rated fast as the favorite. With the victory, Chief White Fox increased his earnings to $16,091 from nine career starts in Kentucky and West Virginia. This marked the first time that he finished in the...
  • World's Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA

    07/03/2013 9:08:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jane J. Lee
    Samples from a horse leg bone more than 700,000 years old have yielded the oldest full genome known to date... The Pleistocene horse genome Orlando and colleagues pieced together helped them determine that the ancestor to the Equus lineage -- the group that gave rise to modern horses, zebras, and donkeys -- arose 4 to 4.5 million years ago, or about two million years earlier than previously thought... The team found that Przewalski's horses were an offshoot of the lineage that gave rise to domestic horses. The two groups diverged around 50,000 years ago... The six-inch (15-centimeter) horse leg bone...
  • Minn. Farmer ‘Shocked’ After Horses Put Down By State Patrol

    05/09/2013 8:00:01 PM PDT · by Huntress · 31 replies
    WCCO-4 ^ | 5/9/13 | Heather Brown
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol had to put down two horses after they got away from their Faribault farm early Monday morning. They’d been trying to get the horses back onto their property when they say the situation just became too unsafe. But, as can be imagined, the horses’ owner is very upset — and has to foot the bill. Suzette Clemens didn’t even realize her quarter horses, Roper and Frenchie, had escaped when a tree fell on her electric fence, until a Rice County deputy showed up at her door in the middle of the night. He...
  • 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...
  • Bullwhip to train horses (Vanity)

    12/06/2012 5:50:33 PM PST · by reaganaut · 70 replies
    me | 12/6/2012 | Reaganaut
    My mother's neighbors who are illegal aliens and La Raza, own a couple of horses, they aren't fed well and today they were out 'training' them making them run around a small corral and hitting them with a bull whip. My mother and I don't think this is normal or right, so we decided to ask here on FR. Any suggestions? Should we report them?
  • How many horses and bayonets did the military have?

    10/24/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    President Obama’s quip about “horses and bayonets” may have been the most memorable sound bite from the third presidential debate, but was it true? The comment came after Mitt Romney asserted that “our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” because it has fewer ships. Fact-checkers have determined that statement was false, but Obama took the bait anyway.
  • HORSES AND BAYONETS

    10/23/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by redinIllinois · 48 replies
    I hear a lot of people sticking up for bayonets, how about someone calling attention to the fact that Obama made a glaring error by mocking horses, when they were an important part of the war he says is the one we need to focus on, Afghanistan? http://video.foxnews.com/v/1912138721001/horse-soldier-memorial-unveiled-at-ground-zero/ This is the link for Fox, but there was also lots of other coverage about the Horse Memorial at Ground Zero.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama, horses and bayonets

    10/23/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | Editorial
    Condescending debate outburst exposes weak defense strategy Note to President Obama: Stop pretending you’re a military genius. “Commander in chief” is simply a title, not a skill set. In Monday night’s foreign policy debate, Mr. Obama mocked Republican challenger Mitt Romney for daring to discuss the dangerous diminution of American naval assets to levels of a century ago. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed,” said Mr. Obama. “We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so...