Extreme horse breeding leaves animals looking like cartoons, warn vets

A nine-month-old colt, called El Rey Magnum, was bred by Orrion Farms, a specialist Arabian breeding farm in Ellensburg, Washington, US.

Updated: 10:45 am. This was brought to our attention by some horse lovers in the UK. It is from the Telegraph, written in 2017 by Sarah Knapton and Charlotte Krol, and not covered it seems in the US. It is a trend we are warned that is spreading resulting in some tragic occurrences. The trend… Continue reading Extreme horse breeding leaves animals looking like cartoons, warn vets

The role of horses in working society

Main image for "A Country Built by Horse Power", at Horse Journals.

Civilization was built on the back of a horse. A bit of history The Equine Heritage Institute writes in an article entitled, "The Role of the Horses in Human Societies": "Most people think of history and civilization as being made and created by men, but often, history and the development of human societies and civilizations… Continue reading The role of horses in working society

Rapa das bestas Spain 2019

Spain is not a country any of us at The Horse Fund would spend vacation time or money on. Spain retains a core savagery that is unsettling and disgraceful. Spaniards revel in holding on to their gory, barbaric and outdated customs and festivals, many of which involve the horrific treatment of animals. Horses are too… Continue reading Rapa das bestas Spain 2019

Population of endangered wild horse species on the rise in NW China

CGTN Press Release | May 28, 2019 The population of Przewalski's horse, the world's last surviving wild horse subspecies, is growing at a nature reserve in northwest China's Gansu Province, with numbers estimated to reach 40 by the end of 2019 after the breeding season in May. Two foals were born on May 17 and… Continue reading Population of endangered wild horse species on the rise in NW China

Peace Love Horses

Peace Love Horses Bonfire Campaign Sample Trio.

Relaunched! New campaign ends September 28, 2018. Hello there! Here's your ticket to fashion fun and a way to show your love for horses.Today Wednesday, August 8, 2018, we are launching our Peace Love Horses apparel campaign at Bonfire. We have premium adult and youth tees, unisex tanks and sweatshirts. There's black, white, dark blue and… Continue reading Peace Love Horses

Words of wisdom for the advocate

© Bob Langrish. Use by The Horse Fund with his gracious permission.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. — Chinese Proverb Get out there and do it. Take action for horses. With us. With someone else. They need our voices to give them a voice. Even if someone says trying to defend horses from abuse and… Continue reading Words of wisdom for the advocate

Horses buck evolutionary ideas

Grey Mustang Stallion by Randy Harris. See randyharrisphoto.com.

ABOUT HORSES — A cautionary tale in evolutionary theory is coming straight from the horse’s mouth. When ancient horses diversified into new species, those bursts of evolution weren’t accompanied by drastic changes to horse teeth, as scientists have long thought. A new evolutionary tree of horses reveals three periods when several new species emerged, scientists report… Continue reading Horses buck evolutionary ideas

Famous racehorse to be executed in Saudi Arabia for being homosexual

Updated 8:20 pm. Cross-posted from World News Daily Report A famous racehorse with an estimated value of more than 12 million American dollars, is to be euthanized on Friday, after it was allegedly caught in sexual intercourse with another stallion. The 4-year old horse named Al-Hadiye (the Gift), is the property of the Saudi Prince,… Continue reading Famous racehorse to be executed in Saudi Arabia for being homosexual

Video: Wild horses return to the grasslands of China

by TopDocumentaryFilms.com On the road to freedom a convoy of exiles begins a long and difficult journey home. Rarer than the endangered panda, Przewalski's horses are about to return to the wild. They're headed to the geographic hearth of Asia, west China's vast dry grasslands. It's been a long time since a herd of Przewalski's… Continue reading Video: Wild horses return to the grasslands of China

Why heroin is called “horse”

Heroin earned the nickname "horse" because it kicks equines into overdrive. Morphine and other opiates, which lull humans to sleep, also trigger the ancient equine flight response. In the wild, pursued by predators, a horse runs as fast as he can or dies. Given narcotics, a horse feels unnatural sleepiness creeping into his nervous system… Continue reading Why heroin is called “horse”