Shire horses racing?to the brink? - The Express (UK) reports that Shire horse numbers have dropped to an alarming low in their native Britain. While the Shire Horse Society takes steps to preserve the breed, a comment at the bottom of the article caught my eye: The revelation comes ahead of a shire horse race to be held at Lingfield Park […]
World?s Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA - World’s Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA Samples from a horse leg bone more than 700,000 years old have yielded the oldest full genome known to date. The ancient horse genome also allowed the team to determine the evolutionary relationship between modern domestic horses and the endangered Przewalski’s horse, a native to the […]
Multumesc; drive through - Found at The Similepedia Blog; I believe the photo was taken in Romania. (Multumesc = thank you) Related posts: Brigadier The amazing Horse-o-Phonic! ?and could you pick some carrots out of a salad? What can I say?!
Say it with a quagga - Check out these adorable notecards from Etsy seller EnfinLaVoila: “This is a Photoshop montage I made with antique baroque prints. Can you resist?” You know you can’t. Get ’em here. (“But Defrost, what’s a quagga?”) Related posts: Embroidered prints and cards Things you can buy, part two Things you can buy, part one Promise? Gucci’s […]
Another breakthrough in colour genetics (or, if you prefer, ?They?ve more or less dun it?) - Ma préférée, originally uploaded by freddou_lutra. Dun factor genetic testing is now available. Sort of. According to UC Davis, “The specific mutation that causes Dun has not yet been identified, and there is no direct test for the gene. VGL has identified DNA markers associated with Dun that can be used to determine if a […]
World?s first cloned horse has a foal (the old-fashioned way) - Prometea, a cloned Haflinger mare, gave birth to Pegaso on March 17; full story here. Interesting that her creator, Professor Cesare Galli, has faced criminal and religious sanctions for his reproductive research. Anyone know what legal grounds Italian authorities would have for seizing a cloned bull? Related posts: Five memorable mares They did it again […]
Bits and bobs - Isn’t that one of the most arresting horse photos you’ve ever seen? It was taken by Wojtek Kwiatkowski; see a bigger version here along with more of his fantastic work. And, er, um, hi again. ? Yeah, I’m back, and I do plan and sticking around for a bit this time; I’ve got several articles […]
Bridal path - A bride crosses a lake as she rides a horse during a photo shoot, in Shidu, southwest of Beijing Monday, April 28, 2008. A company is running group tours to the area for soon-to-be-married couples, to shoot their wedding photos in spectacular settings. Link Related posts: Trash the dress?! Never!
Crush it good - From Cheezburger, duh. (OH HAI A COUPLE OF THOSE LOOK FAMILIAR) Related posts: Invisible ladder And so it begins
Police horse clocks out early - (Image source) From The Gothamist: After getting spooked and throwing its mounted officer yesterday, Aldo the police horse managed to make its way home to the station house at 6th Ave. and Ericcson Pl. Aldo freaked out at the sound of screeching brakes in Soho yesterday afternoon, causing him to throw his rider, who was […]
?White Mane? (Crin-Blanc) now out on DVD - Has anyone seen this 1953 flick? It’s a 40-minute, b&w film directed by Albert Lamorisse. From IMDB: In the Camargue, France, ranchers go after wild horses led by a leader, “White Mane,” which escapes capture time after time. A small boy who witnesses the horse’s furious fight for its freedom makes friends with the horse […]
Eight Belles - (Image source: New York Times) I know. I know. Go read these: Why we care…or not Please don’t create a cult around her Read this one twice: Breeding out the usefulness? UPDATE: oh hello Washington Post, nice of you to ask the same questions… ?
More freebies and contests - appaloosas in the snow, originally uploaded by normanack. It’s time to show your battered wallet a little love, yes? Request a free sample of horse wafers from Majesty’s Animal Nutrition (US only)… You can win some useful stuff from Your Horse magazine (UK only)… Download and print some cute horsey stationery and note pads… Equine […]
Merry Christmas from Bridlepath! - What’s On Your Christmas Tree?, originally uploaded by appaIoosa. Hope this message finds you well.
The Pony Lady - Is anyone else totally coveting that bathtub?
Get a free bumper sticker - From YourHorseSports.com: If you sign up for a free YourHorseSports.com membership and include your physical address, we’ll sent you a “May the Horse Be With You” bumper sticker. But if you forgot to include your address (or choose not to), here’s how to request stickers.
Help, my ass has fallen down a well? - Don’t worry, he came out of it with just a few bruises. Story and title courtesy of the redoubtable raincoaster, who loves a good ass pun as much as I do. Related posts: Firefighters rescue horse from icy pond Hope he didn?t take the keys The bad pun possibilities are endless
You?ve been asking, so here they are - Thumbelina and Radar, the world’s smallest and tallest horses respectively, together at last. Source Related posts: World?s largest horses World?s smallest horse Thumbelina on tour UPDATE: more pics! World?s tallest horse (now on video) A challenger for the title? Thumbelina honoured for her charity work
Yoo, hoo, parents? - This might not be the best idea you ever had. (See also: Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad Thing)
Equine blog roundup - Procession, originally uploaded by MaiKoh. A quick look at what’s happening in the equine blogosphere: Kimberly at I Gallop On shares a horsewoman’s secret… Barn Goddess has some great photos (bonus: palomino!)… Rising Rainbow at MiKael’s Mania reveals five things we didn’t know about her… Jerri at Learning Horses offers five reasons to watch someone […]