Eriskay pony

Fight to Save Eriskay Ponies

Eriskay ponies are the last surviving remnants of the original native ponies of the Western Isles of Scotland. Until the middle of the 19th Century, Eriskay ponies were found throughout the islands and used on small farms, undertaking everyday tasks such as bringing home peat and seaweed in baskets, pulling carts, harrowing fields and even…

Overnight Horse Camping

Have you ever wanted to go on an overnight camping trip on horseback? A recent poll was taken to find out how many people take their horses on a summer camping trip. The poll question was: Do you include your horses in your summer camping plans? Here are the results: 1. What is the name…

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Draft Horses at Work

Did you know there are still many people in North America who use horses – not tractors – to farm their land? The Amish, have been ploughing with horses for centuries. Many small farmers have also found it more convenient to use equine rather than turbine power, said Vernon Yoder, the general coordinator of the…

6th Graders Take 2nd Place in National K-12 Science Competition

Three sixth graders from Mitchell Intermediate School in Texas were awarded second place in the grade 4-6 category at this year’s 21st annual Toshiba/National Science Teacher Association ExploraVision program. Their project? A device called L.E.A.D.S. that allows veterinarians to diagnose Laminitis in horses. Genna Childers, Sarah Kong, and Alice Zhang worked together along with their coach,…

Horses to the Rescue

Did you know that horses can help find missing people just like a bloodhound – by using their sense of smell? At a recent demonstration in Terrebonne, Oregon of what is called “equine air-scenting”, an Appaloosa gelding named Joker took 2 minutes and 20 seconds to find a carefully hidden volunteer in a 13-acre, semi-wooded field.…