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Review by greekgirlA posted over a year ago
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hi i would like to invite every horse lover to breed your very own horses on the game howrse. it is realy fun and you can play on international and Europe and American and Asia and Oceania. i play on the us one and am called american girl. i would like to sponsor anyone and everyone that wants me to. i also play on international and have the name lil' miss me. i am having fun breeding my horses and completing the objectives. when you first get an account it gives you quests not objectives. but once you complete them you get objectives. on howrse you can sell horses, breed horses, compete with your horses, train your horses, take your horses on rides and do actions with them. your horses can be given black market objects such as the sea horse to give it a dressage bonus or a philosophers stone to give it immortality. you need passes to buy the objects or you can win them by completing your objectives. also, once you reach thirty days of seniority you can open an equestrian center and also put your horses into breeding farms. this game is realy fun and educational, i realy do recommend it. i am hoping to see you on...
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Opinion by violetpinkgirl posted over a year ago
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I was sitting out in a field just wondering when will I ever get my dream horse I closed my eyes for a second and i heard a horse running towards me and i said "i know your there Colton (my little brother) and if your agervating me about my dream horse just leave" then i looked up and saw a beautiful black horse with a white star on it's head and i looked around and saw nobody and it already had a saddle and bridle on so i just hopped on it and urged it to go and it ran like the wind and I was having the time of my life i yelled WAHOOO and i guess my mom heard me because she ran out and yelled "Hey where are you first-aid kit or ambulance and i turned the horse around and went out of the woods and met my mom and she said "Where'd you get the horse ain't this your dream horse?" I said "yes" and my mom said "you can keep it" and i squeled today my horse's name is Misteria she is a girl who was 3 months pregnant with my new colt spirit.

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List by flabaloobalah posted over a year ago
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- horse knee = human wrist, horse stifle = human knee, and horse hock = human heel

- a horse uses a liter of oxygen a minute when walking, and almost 60 liters of oxygen per minute when galloping

- horses use 10 percent less energy standing up than they do lying down.

- when people groom horses and ponies in the areas where horses "groom" each other (the neck, back, and shoulders), their heart rate decreases by about 11 percent.

- Xenphon (circa 430-355 BC), a general and historian from Greece, wrote a book about riding and training horses which described procedures still used today.

- horses and ponies have been shod (given horseshoes) since Roman times.

- the English Thouroughbred can be traced back to three Arabian stallions in the 17th and 18th centuries: Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian (King of the Wind, anyone?), and Byerley Turk.

- all American Morgan horses are descended from one stallion, which lived in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was named Justin Morgan after his owner.
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Fan fiction by princessofmagic posted over a year ago
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I was my boarding schools Chrismas party. It was awesome until my friend Ally introduced me to her. Sabrina Taylor. The unbeliever. In horses, that is. Im an equestrian, and everyone knows that I would rather die of a bad fall than of old age. Of course, if I die of old age that would give me more time to ride, but I'll be old and unable to.

"Hey Ally" I said walking up to my friend.

"Hey Lea.". He grinned back. "This is my friend Sabrina. Sabrina Lea." We shook hands. She looked me up and down and frowned.

"I have heard your name before, you were on some knd of event." She tapped her chin. I felt pride swelling in my chest that she remembered my name.

"Yeah, I'm on the Equestrian team." I beamed. She frowned, looked away and took a sip of her drink. "What?"

"Well, horse riding isn't a real sport. The horse does all the work." She said flatly. Pride was replaced with shock, then with anger. "I remember actually once we had to write a persuasive essay on allowing gum or something in school, so I took the idea and wrote a letter to some guy on the Olympic board on how horse riding isn't a sport."
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Fan fiction by princessofmagic posted over a year ago
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I was my boarding schools Chrismas party. It was awesome until my friend Ally introduced me to her. Sabrina Taylor. The unbeliever. In horses, that is. Im an equestrian, and everyone knows that I would rather die of a bad fall than of old age. Of course, if I die of old age that would give me more time to ride, but I'll be old and unable to.

"Hey Ally" I said walking up to my friend.

"Hey Lea.". He grinned back. "This is my friend Sabrina. Sabrina Lea." We shook hands. She looked me up and down and frowned.

"I have heard your name before, you were on some knd of event." She tapped her chin. I felt pride swelling in my chest that she remembered my name.

"Yeah, I'm on the Equestrian team." I beamed. She frowned, looked away and took a sip of her drink. "What?"

"Well, horse riding isn't a real sport. The horse does all the work." She said flatly. Pride was replaced with shock, then with anger. "I remember actually once we had to write a persuasive essay on allowing gum or something in school, so I took the idea and wrote a letter to some guy on the Olympic board on how horse riding isn't a sport."
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Opinion by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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How often horse-related injuries happen:


•About 70,000 people go to the emergency room each year for equestrian-related injuries. About 12,000 of those people have suffered head injuries.

•Among lifetime riders (people who ride 6 or more times a year), 13% have been hospitalized with a riding injury.

•Horseback riders have the same number of injury accidents per riding hour as motorcycle riders.


Who gets injured:


•All riding disciplines have a significant rate of head injuries.

•Unpredictable riding events — a horse spooking, bucking, or bolting — account for most head injuries, but 20% happen during non-riding activities or as a bystander. Wear your helmet when around horses even if you are not mounted.

•Your level of expertise doesn’t protect you: The risk of injury is tied to cumulative riding time, not level of expertise.

•Taking it slow isn’t the answer, either: Severity of injury is most closely influenced by your distance above the ground. And a fall from above only 2 feet high can cause permanent brain...
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Fan fiction by prince97 posted over a year ago
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I write horse stories alot in school, so i decided to write one on here.

Charecters: Adrianne(16), Nicole(16), Valeria(15), Kansas(16), Caleb(9), Sammy(15), and more later on!


(Adrianne's POV)

"Do you wanna go ride?" I asked Nicole. She was staying over for the last day of summer. She keeps her horse with me, because she doesn't live on a farm.

"Sure!" She answered excitedly. We love to ride horses when we have free time. Draw and ride horses. It was our life!

We ran to the barn and got our horses. We tied them up and brushed them.

"How's Billie Jean?" I asked Nicole. Billie Jean was an Arabian. She was brown and had a white heart on her chest.

"Good. What about Thriller?" Nicole answered.

"Good." Thriller was also an Arabian. He is a solid black gelding. We named our horses after Michael Jackson songs if you hadn't noticed.

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Article by KingdomHeartsNR posted over a year ago
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Hi! I am KingdomHeartsNR, here to tell you The Inside Outside NEWS! Now, Im sure most of you guys reading this have seen at least 1 movie in your life. But look back on all the movies youve seen. Has it occured to you that in ALMOST every movie their is a horse? That, my friends, is because the horse has become so facinating, so incredibly mysterious and fantastic, that their beauty and stamina has caught our interest in such a hold. How do they get so fast? Can they learn to do this? Can they even do that? People, even if they don't like horses, are all amased at this thing of beauty God created. There are some horses that can count, some that can "talk", and people beleive that at some point in their gallop, they are actually "flying". Now, I am here to give you something to read, something to interest you, something to keep your eyes WIDE open. Think of what I am going to tell you. I went to the Kentucky Horse Park not to long ago, and I also just got back from horse camp. So here I go.
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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When we think of Indians we picture a warrior with a spear or bow and arrow sitting on a horse. But, the Indians did not always have horses. In fact, they did not always have bows and arrows, but that is a different story. This page is about horses and Indians.

The Indians got their first horses from the Spanish. When the Spanish explorers Coronado and DeSoto came into America they brought horses with them. This was in the year of 1540. Some horses got away and went wild. But, the Indians did not seem to have done much with these wild horses. They did not start to ride or use horses until much later.

In the 1600s there were a lot of Spanish missions and settlers in New Mexico just to the west of Texas. This is where the Pueblo and Navaho Indians live. The Spanish in New Mexico used Indians as slaves and workers. These Indian slaves and workers learned about horses working on the Spanish ranches. The Spanish had a law that made it a crime for an Indian to own a horse or a gun. Still these Indians learned how to train a horse and they learned how to ride a horse. They also learned how to use horses to carry packs.
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Guide by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Horse, large land mammal notable for its speed, strength, and endurance. Horses are members of the Equidae family, which also includes zebras and asses. Like all equids, the horse is extremely well adapted to traveling long distances with great efficiency and to surviving on a diet of nutrient-poor, high-fiber grasses. The horse is an intensely social animal, forming strong associations with members of its herd and possessing a keen ability to recognize subtle social cues. These instinctive behaviors form the basis of the horse’s ability to bond with and obey a human trainer.

The horse’s influence on human history and civilization make it one of the most important domestic animals. Horses were domesticated in Eurasia around 6,000 years ago. Throughout much of human history, they have provided humans with mobility and have served in agriculture, warfare, and sport. Today domestic horses are found throughout the world. So-called wild horses, such as those found in the American West, are actually feral animals, free-living descendants of domestic horses that escaped or were turned loose.
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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JB Andrew (Andy)
This is the story of a wild mustang who was captured, tamed and became a successful competitor in dressage, one of the most refined of all equestrian sports.



Andy grew up in Nevada, in the wild mountains and deserts. He was a big colt for a wild horse, but early in this century, farmers who were switching to tractors had turned out their draft horses, and undoubtedly some of these horses were in his family background. The Bureau of Land Management watches over American's wild horses and when there are too many in an area and there is not enough food and water for them all, they gather up some of them and offer them to the public for adoption.

Andy was captured in Winnemuca NV when he was around six months old. He was sent to Palomino Valley just 1/2 hour south of his home where he was chosen to be part of the prisoner rehabilitation program. He was not old enough to go so he spent over a year in a holding facility in Muleshoe, TX. When he went to the prison, he was halter broke by the women and saddle broke by the men. The black colt grew to stand 16.3 hands high and weigh nearly 1900 pounds (that's almost a ton!).
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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This is Lady.
One day, Shannon and Kayli came home from school and ran out through the barn to the corral to be with their two horses, Max, a quarter horse gelding, and Lady, a shetland pony mare. Shannon and Kayli's mother Lea came with them. As Lea came out of the barn, she saw a neighbor's dog just outside the corral, its head down and growling at her two girls. She ran over to them.

Suddenly, the dog darted under the fence and ran at the two girls, barking loudly. Max and Lady immediately started after the dog and chased it, as Shannon and Kayli and their mother stood together, frightened. Max chased it around and around the corral, but it wouldn't leave. It kept charging at the girls and their mother. Lady returned to them, keeping between them and where the dog was. She was guarding them, and every time the dog came near, she kicked at it.


Max kept on chasing the dog, and finally the dog gave up and ran back under the fence. But Max did not stop! He jumped over the corral fence and kept chasing the dog. He chased it all the way to the road, and only when it was gone from sight did he came back to the fence to be let back in. And all this time, Lady...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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This is a real story and a real horse hero.

In Greenup county, Kentucky, Robert Denlinger has a farm down by the Tygarts River. He raises sheep, and works his land with Percheron draft horses instead of tractors. He has Kuvasz livestock guard dogs to help him on the right and when he has time, he gentles horses, especially wild horses.

His big Percheron mare Rosie had a filly named Phoebe. One day after a terrible storm, when the ground was muddy and slippery, Phoebe slipped and fell into the river. Rosie didn't hesitate -- she jumped over a ten foot bank into the river. It was so deep she had to swim, circling the struggling little Phoebe to keep her from being swept downstream. Rosie neighed and neighed for Robert to come and help. He came with friends and ropes, and swam out into the river to the two horses. Phoebe nudged his face and her mother's face, worried and asking them to help her. Robert calmed them down, and got a rope around little Phoebe. But she was so frightened, she pulled from the rope and Rosie and Robert had to follow her downstream to calm her again. Rosie kept her big body on the downstream side of the river to keep Phoebe and...
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Article by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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DREAM HORSE
By: Grace Edwards

A wonderful horse, waiting for me
As beautiful as horses can be
A chestnut, red as Mars
When she jumps up, she hits the stars

A deep brown eye, like jarrah wood
When I give her aids, she does what she should
This horse is the only one for me
I'll ride her from Queensland to Northern Territory

This horse and I, when we meet first
I will ride her for all I'm worth
She'll gallop so fast, it really is frightening
This horse goes by the name of Lightning



First True Love
Apprehensive I came down to you,

Slipped your halter o'er ears so tall

You gobbled up your treat, I slipped the billet through,

the brass buckle on your headstall.

You nudged my shoulder seeking grain,

I tied you in the aisle,

You bumped me gently once again,
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Opinion by NCISGIBBS posted over a year ago
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In 2004, there were many animal abuse and neglect crimes in America. One of the most appalling, happened in Texas.

Animals Cops had heard complaints of animal cruelty toward a horse. So the Animal Cops went to this house to see what was going on. They found this helpless horse tied to a fence and standing in feces. The horse's owner came out of the house and talked to the Animal Cops. The horse's owner said that he was not eating and that he had taken him to the vet and nothing was wrong. The brave Animal Cops realized that this could not have been true because this poor creature did not have any food or water for her to eat. They decided that this was not normal and that they had to take this animal away.
They took her to the Animal Cops' Stable and gave her food and water. They vet came out and discovered that this horse was pregnant. The horse was not due for another 4 months. The future of this horse was unknown and blurry.
They stay with the horse all night. One Animal Cop heard the horse making strange noises, so he quickly rushed over to the stall and found that she was giving birth. He woke everyone and hey all joined him in the stable. After a few...
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Opinion by lucybell posted over a year ago
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I don't know what happened to him at the Belmont, but there is one possible theory. Before the race the commentary was made that Big Brown had been getting a legal shot of steroids once a month. The owner stated that he wanted everyone to see that he could win the race without the shot. This is his first race without the shot, perhaps this might have affected his performance. Just a theory. However, the temperature was a steamy 93 degrees, I can't imagine running a mile and half in that kind of heat. He was also fitted with a new pair of custom glue-on shoes, don't know how much affect this could have had on his surefootedness.
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