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Celebrating The Horse in Turkmenistan

Kentucky isn't the only place where horses are celebrated for their speed. Turkmenistan celebrated the Turkmen Racing Horse Festival last weekend....

Let Me Help You With That

We all know the routine: The sun is out, temperatures warming up, and the days are getting longer. It's time to think summer, and as we start to shed our winter wear, so do our horses--it’s shedding season. To me, shedding season means hours spent at the barn getting the ultimate upper body workout with curry combs and shedding blades, trying to get those last bits of dull winter hair off my horses...

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Don't Touch That Tail!

I don't know about you, but I place a lot of value on my horses' tails--I used to spend hours just combing my fingers through my horses' thick tails. My fingers would slowly work through all the tangles as I watched each strand lightly fall back into place. It's a cheap form of therapy, but it was my therapy. I'd scrub my Palomino's white tail until it was reflecting light, and I'd always have to work...

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Colbert Was Right

Bears are a threat. And not just to humans--to equids. Specifically, donkeys. If you aren't familiar with The Colbert Report , host Honorable Professor Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, reviews the Top 5 threats to America during the Threat Down portion of his Comedy Central news broadcast. Along with zombies, robots, and icebergs, Colbert frequently cites bears as a top threat to the nation. Read more...

I Am The Walrus

... mustache, that is. Alfie, a 10-year-old Shire cross in Bitton, Gloucestershire, seems rather fond of his unique facial hair--so much so that he won't allow anyone to trim it, according to an article at Telegraph.co.uk . The black horse sports a fluffy blonde (or dirty white, I suppose) 'stache. See photo . Groom Justine Greenslade told the Telegraph that efforts to cut it have been met...

Of Ponies and Pompadours

Taking grooming to a new level, photographer Julian Wolkenstein's series of images of elaborately coiffed equines are making the rounds. Whether it's Rastafarian dreads or a Betty Page style, the photos give a new meaning to extreme makeover. Several outlets have covered the story, but I like the TODAY show/MSNBC best, as they show some before-and-afters. Wolkenstein said the images started...

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... And I'm Taking the Horses!

Virginia State Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy who appears to have run away from home. But he didn't go alone--Wyatt McLaughlin took a pickup truck and four-horse trailer, two horses, and the family dog. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch , Wyatt went missing from his home between 9 and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe he loaded the trailer with the horses, food, extra...

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Spring Fever

Within the office collection of blogs, there's a gem called "Tracking Barbaro's Brothers." This BloodHorse.com blog by coworker Amanda follows the progress of Barbaro's little brothers, Nicanor and Lentenor (and their sire, dam, and soon-to-be-born sibling). While it might seem far away from TheHorse.com's usual fare, the blog is actually produced just across the office cubicle...

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Equasy? ... Srsly?

Professor David Nutt, the UK's chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs was trying to make a point about the relative harms of drug use and how they can be equated with risks we take in other areas of life when he penned a recent article in the Journal of Psychopharmacoloy. Professor Nutt (yes, really), decided to equate an addiction to horse riding with the use of Ecstasy. He calls...

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As we hunt high and low for relevant horse health news, we sometimes stumble upon horse-related items that are just plain... well, weird. They might be funny, or sometimes sad. But they're definitely weird. Regardless, we find them interesting, and we hope you do too.