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How the Vikings spread gaited horses across the world - Horseyard.com.au
August 9, 2016

Some horses have special gaits, which are more comfortable for the rider than walk, trot or gallop. Now, a study by an international research team under the direction of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin revealed that these gaited horses most likely originated in the 9th century medieval England. From there they were brought to Iceland by the Vikings and later spread all over Europe and Asia. These findings were published in the current issue of the journal “Current Biology”.

May 21, 2015

Sylvester
In search of a hefty paycheck, cowgirl Melissa Gilbert enlists a former cavalryman to help her win a prestigious three-day event with her favorite bronco.

Spirit:  Stallion of the Cimarron
As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he be friends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies
Russell Crowe plays a part in this movie about an Australian wild horse and the impact he has on a rural family.

March 27, 2015

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Horses out of India
November 24, 2014

Fossils suggest ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island

Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science's understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That group likely originated on the subcontinent when it was still an island headed swiftly for collision with Asia, the researchers report Nov. 20 in the online journal Nature Communications.

Tips For Selling Horses
March 20, 2014

When it comes to selling horses there are some definite do’s and don’ts. Here are a few tips.

Buyers say the number one, absolute top thing to consider is photos.

Most buyers agree that the photos you include with an ad are almost always the deciding factor that will influence whether or not they call you for further information.

Alternative Roughage Sources: Fibre Nuggets Combining Nutrition And Convenience
June 6, 2013

Roughage is critical for the health and well-being of all horses and should be the basis for any feeding program. Understanding the design, function and reliance of the horse’s digestive system on roughage is the first step in appreciating the critical value of roughage. Knowledge of what’s in roughage, the types and physical forms of roughage and importance of roughage quality should be common knowledge for all horse owners.

Equinome, The Irish Equine Genomics Company, To Open Australian Office
November 23, 2012

Equinome, a leading Irish equine genomics company, today announced that it is establishing a sales and marketing office in Australia.

Exciting Jumping At SSJC End Of Year Championships
November 23, 2012

The Sydney Showjumping Club is gearing up for their biggest event of the year on 1st & 2nd December, the End of Year Championships.

Gluck Researcher Publishes Equine Parasite Control Handbook
November 22, 2012

Veterinary practitioners, laboratory and veterinary technicians, farm managers, and other equine professionals frequently request updated information on and guidance for equine parasite control. Changing recommendations and the existence of several unsupported myths make it challenging to define a proper parasite control program.

The HHalter Project
November 20, 2012

The HHalter Project looking for horse owners to take part in survey that is investigating the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of horse owners and those involved with horses over the next two years.