Horses

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Category archives for Horses

tags: polo horses, mysterious deaths polo ponies, florida, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Lechuza Caracas, Victor Vargas Polo horse. Image: orphaned, contact me for proper attribution [larger view]. By now, most of you have heard the tragic story of the twenty-one polo horses that died suddenly within a few hours of each other in Wellington,…

tags: performance horses, polo, racing, tendon injury, stem cell research Horses clear a jump during the Challenge Cup Handicap Steeplechase on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK. Image: BBC News. Those of you who follow my writings about racehorses and other high-performance horses will be interested to learn that several companies…

A Very Famous Little Zebroid

tags: zebroid, zorse, hebra, zebra-horse hybrid, streaming video Here’s some video of an individual zebroid (zebra-horse hybrid) that I wrote about in July 2007 [0:48]

Wild Stallions

tags: wild stallions, National Geographic, international photography contest, image of the day Wild Stallions Image: Chris Gimmeson, Nature Honorable Mention, 2008 International Photography Contest [larger view].

Baby Miniature Horse On the Loose!

tags: miniature horse foal, horses, cute baby animals, baby miniature horse, streaming video This video is perfect for Friday’s animal blogging tradition. Barely larger than a cat (the traditional subject of animal blogging), this miniature horse foal is just. so. cute! Have I mentioned recently that I really want a pony? No? Well, miniature horses…

Blue Hors Matine: Poetry in Motion

tags: Blue Hors Matine, horses, behavior, performance art, streaming video This video shows a horse and her rider as they dance — yes, dance — in front of thousands of people. When you watch this video, watch the rider .. how does he tell Matine what he wants her to do? He barely moves, yet…

tags: racehorses, Genuine Risk, Kentucky Derby, horse racing, streaming video Genuine Risk, pictured at age 30, was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner. She was living at the Newstead Farm in Upperville, Va. when she died. Image: Carol T. Powers for The New York Times. The bright chestnut filly named Genuine Risk thrilled me when…

tags: AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, horses, special exhibits, SciBlings in NYC 2008 And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying: “I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil And a Treasure in thy…

tags: researchblogging.org, premature hair graying, autosomal dominant trait, genetics, horses, hair color, syntaxin-17, melanocortin-1 receptor, cis-acting regulatory mutation, melanoma, evolution This horse is in the process of losing its pigment. It will end up being all white by the time it is eight years old. Image: Horse Wallpaper [larger view]. Even though I have always…

tags: Big Brown, Belmont Stakes 2008, horseracing, horses, sports mysteries, Triple Crown Big Brown, pulled up by Kent Desormeaux, has been examined by veterinarians. “No one can figure this out,” his co-owner Michael Iavarone said. Image: Barton Silverman, The New York Times [larger view]. I don’t know about you guys, but even though I have…