• Here is Wikipedia's history of blog: 'The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's [...]

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    World War 1 Horse It has been estimated that 8 million horses, donkeys and mules died in World War 1.  The horse above is carrying a cannon on his back.  Will it be fired? ___________________________________   At the end of the Great War an Australian cavalryman in Palestine wrote these sentiments to wards his  "waler" (short for the most common breed of Austalian warhorse, the New South [...]

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    Tryon International Equestrian Center

    Wow! I just played tourist at the most exceptional equestrian competition facility I have yet to visit. Tryon Internation Equestrian Center in North Carolina. Occasionally big money, vision, and equestian competition experiance comes together. And, for those of us competing, the state of North Carolina and the average tourist this is an example of a win win situation. It is impossible to [...]

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    The effect of hay net design on rate and amount of forage consumed by adult horses K. Martinson, E. Glunk and W. Weber Description of the problem "Horses have evolved to consume several small forage-based meals throughout the day, often spending greater than 14.5 hours grazing each day. However, many of today's horses are housed in boxstalls or drylots, fed two large meals each day, and [...]

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    Jennifer La Plume VMD recently shared in her Newsletter this important information which I will post in my barn.  After years around horses these number still escape me when I am concerned about a sick horse. HORSE'S VITAL SIGNSThanks to Ragged Mountain Equine Services, Jennifer A. La Plume VMD  info@rmequine.com in Virginia.  

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      The following is a short article printed in an April issue of THE WEEK magazine that is worth reprinting for horse owners who suffer with flies. Zebras' fly repellent "Biologists since Darwin have debated this riddle: Why do zebras have stripes? A probable answer is flies don't like stripes. Scientists examined several leading stripe theories that the color contrasts keep [...]

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    One would think that a horse would prefer drinking out of a clean water trough rather than out of a muddy puddle if it had the choice.  But, you are wrong.  After a rain, horses seem to enjoy the taste of the fresh water that accumulates in shallow puddles better than the large amount of stale H2O sitting in their regular troughs. In the wild, horses create their own mudholes by pawing at[...]

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    The Airport is Really a Zoo

      Frankfurt International Airport Animal Lounge         Wouldn't you like a transatlantic flight which included good food, your own cubicle for rest and even medical care? You might also include a drive to the airport and boarding privately. Each year Frankfurt Airport handles 110 million (80 million of those being ornamental fish) animals in its [...]

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      Kentucky Equine Research tells us that when horses are eating hay they produce saliva.  This causes more intake of water.  If this fluid in the gut is prior to the feeding of grain than the grain will pass through the stomach rapidly and into the gut.  Fermentation of grain in the hind gut can lead to such problems as colic.  Therefore if hay is offered several hours after grain [...]

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              I just read a wonderful book with unique illustrations.  This is a book for young readers but has universal appeal.  Most dog owner consider their dog to be part of the family.  Daisy is one of those dogs and wins the heart of all. Lazy Daisy the Love dog written by Marti Regan                                         [...]

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