What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

Scared horse in barn.

The incidents may be a natural phenomenon, but the pandemic has made us more accepting of the sinister Laura Spinney | The Guardian | Selected Excerpts The animals have been found missing ears and genitals, with eyes torn out, or deep, clean cuts to their bodies. The recent spate of horse mutilations reported across France has provoked… Continue reading What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

Wild horses gallop across a meadow at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch… Continue reading Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

US Space Force hires a horse

Ghost the Space Horse. LIveScience.com.

LIVE SCIENCE writes: The United States Space Force has a new recruit in their mission to keep planet Earth safe. His name is Ghost, and he likes to go clip-clop on the beach. Ghost, a 5-year-old mustang, is the newest addition to the Conservation Military Working Horse program, which the Space Force recently inherited from the U.S.… Continue reading US Space Force hires a horse

Watermelon and horses

Round watermelon with slices. USDA.

Happy National Watermelon Day (#NationalWatermelonDay), every August 3rd. Most horses love watermelon. Should we really let them eat it, and if so how much? Just the flesh, or just the rind? Watermelon is not harmful to horses — in moderate amounts. In fact, it is a great treat. However, please research anything you are considering giving your… Continue reading Watermelon and horses

China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy

Horse in profile against a black backdrop. From MarketingtoChina.com.

Development, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities By Qingbin Wang and Yang ZouReceived: 1 April 2020; Accepted: 19 June 2020; Published: 24 June 2020 Note: We are posting the Abstract with a link to the full document in pdf format ( 14 pp). Abstract China had the most horses in the world from 1961 to 2004 but,… Continue reading China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy

Can horses love?

Anyone who has ever been loved by a horse will tell you there is no other love like it. Some even claim that the love of a horse is superior in many instances to any level of human love they have ever felt. Yet the question can horses love remains. How do people expert and… Continue reading Can horses love?