Horses

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tags: The World’s Smallest Horse, miniature horses, animals, pets, selective breeding, artificial selection, streaming video The world’s smallest horse, a colt named Einstein, was born 22 April 2010 on a farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire. Just 14 inches tall and weighing only 6 pounds at birth, Einstein appears to have beaten the previous “world’s tiniest…

tags: Funny Cide, horse racing, horses, retired racehorses, HorseracingTV, streaming video Funny Cide gave America something to cheer about in 2003 as the first New York bred in history to win the Kentucky Derby. He went on to capture the Preakness Stakes winning easily by ten lengths. However, he lost by four lengths to Empire…

tags: Jockey Liam Hollins The Favorite To Brutally Whip Horse to Kentucky Derby Win, horse racing, horses, whipping, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, Onion News Network, ONN, streaming video Fresh from his Blue Grass Stakes win, jockey Liam Hollins moves on to today’s Kentucky Derby where he hopes to be the first to mercilessly beat…

tags: Old Spice commercial, manmercial, television, Superbowl, advertizing, technology, computer-generated imagery, CGI, wow, I’m on a Horse, Isaiah Mustafa, funny, humor, streaming video Daily, men ask themselves, What do women want? We want a gorgeous bare-chested man with a beautiful voice on a horse, that’s what! And this is exactly what Old Spice gave us…

tags: evolutionary biology, molecular biology, Thoroughbred race horses, horses, aerobic capacity, muscle development, myostatin, MSTN, myostatin-suppressing C variant, myostatin-suppressing T variant, Horse Genome Project, Equinome, researchblogging.org, peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Emerging from the mist is Rachel Alexandra, a champion American Thoroughbred who excels at winning both long and short distance races. Image: Rob Carr, 2009,…

Helsinki Carriage Horses

tags: horses, carriage horses, Helsinki, Finland, travel Helsinki has carriage horses in its parks, just as NYC does. Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view]. I only photographed these horses, I didn’t go for a carriage ride, although I think a carriage ride would have been fun (even though it was raining frequently throughout this…

tags: horses, equus, biology, photography, books, Tim Flach, streaming video This video is a slideshow of stunning photography that is narrated by photographer Tim Flach showing photos from his book Equus which was published on 1 October 2008.

Jockey Calvin Borel rides Rachel Alexandra to victory in the Grade-I Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY, Saturday, 5 September 2009. Image: Mike Groll (AP Photo) [larger view] For those of you who, like me, love watching the phenomenal Rachel Alexandra run, you had a real treat yesterday when the 3-year-old…

tags: racehorses, thoroughbreds, Breeder’s Cup races, sports, Onion News Network, ONN, humor, satire, fucking hilarious, streaming video Now how did I miss this video? It was created last year in time for the Breeder’s Cup races, held in late October, which is sort of the World Series of American horse racing (and is positioning itself…

Äidinrakkaus

tags: art, statue, sculpture, mare and foal, Helsinki, Finland, cities, nature Äidinrakkaus (Maternal Love) Bronze sculpture (1927) by sculptor Emil Cedercreutz (1879 – 1949). Photographed at Varsapuistikko, at the corner of Unioninkatu and Kaisaniemenkatu, Kluuvi, in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 23 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image) I love this sculpture. Does anyone know who…