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When my friend and fellow horse-loving writer Eliza McGraw mentioned she was writing a piece about taxidermied horses for the website Atlas Obscura, I was more fascinated than grossed out. I immediately informed her that she must not forget to include...
There’s not a horse in sight at the baseball tournament I’m at this week in Connecticut with my family, but I got my fix on Sunday at the Yale University Art Gallery, on a jaunt in between tournament games...
Sometimes horse breeds are influenced by several prominent foundation stallions. One example is the Thoroughbred, for example, which was heavily influenced by the Godolphin Arabian, the Byerley Turk, and the Darley Arabian. Over time, the characteristics of these three...
It’s not often that one animal can change the entire course of its breed - but that’s exactly what a chestnut Quarter Horse by name of Doc Bar did in the latter half of the twentieth century. Considered to...
Ninety years ago, in 1926, a little brown colt was born at Lady Wentworth’s Crabbet Arabian Stud in Sussex, England. The sire of the foal was the famous Skowronek; the dam was *Rifala, herself a Skowronek offspring. The colt...
The Arabian horse embodies the history of nations and the growth of cultures, and has had an impact on nearly every other horse breed in existence today. To look at the Arabian is to see more than the beauty...
•  History of Parasite Control Reading Assignment: Take a look at some of the parasite control methods of the past and how they brought us to today's deworming regimens. Quiz:Test your knowledge of the history of parasite control.   Back to class schedule...
As the first breed of horse to originate in the U.S., the Morgan’s history is linked to that of the nation. This historical connection and the stories surrounding it are the subject of an upcoming documentary titled A New...
This image from the May/June 1981 issue of Horse Illustrated shows a vet administering anthelmintic drugs via nasogastric tube. Veterinary care for horses has progressed by leaps and bounds since the days when equines were working animals. Today's horses live...
The Fort Worth, Texas-based National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is bringing history to life for students across the nation, and even globally, through an innovative distance learning and on-site teaching program for low income or under-performing schools. “Teachers...
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