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"Equines carry great material, functional, and symbolic value for humans, making them prime subjects for artistic representation."
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The Majesty of Horses Now on Canvas - Wall Art at Pixel Pad

The Majesty of Horses Now on Canvas - Wall Art at Pixel Pad | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Here's a quick guide to some amazing horse prints on canvas that will display the majesty of these amazing creatures. This wall art will inspire you!
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Wild West Georgians left a legacy in cowboy culture

Wild West Georgians left a legacy in cowboy culture | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Trick riders became stars of the Wild West shows.
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These first-class horsemen left a far-flung corner of the Russian Empire more than 100 years ago to perform in the United States. Their influence on Western riding culture has proved enduring.

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Horsing around: My Little Pony figures go hardcore

Horsing around: My Little Pony figures go hardcore | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Children's toys turned into characters from "Mad Max: Fury Road".
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Check out "My Little Mad Max" and friends ...

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Dressage Italian Style

Dressage Italian Style | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
A look at Grisone’s Rules of Riding and Giovanni Battista Tomassini’s The Italian Tradition of Equestrian Art.
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"Tobey’s new edition of The Rules of Riding is a thick, sturdy, and handsome hardbound book — comfortable to handle despite its heft, and a steal at the price."

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Auction of American Western art tops $US17 million

Auction of American Western art tops $US17 million | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Christie's offer part of a private collection.
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Offerings included paintings by Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Henry F. Farny, William Robinson Leigh, and Philip R. Goodwin, among others.s

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Horses hunted in North America 13,300 years ago, research shows

Horses hunted in North America 13,300 years ago, research shows | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Kills sites south of Calgary date back to Ice Age.
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Prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horses and camels 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, new research shows.

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Unearthed remains may be those of a knight who jousted

Archaeologists who unearthed the bones of more than 700 individuals at England’s Hereford Cathedral suspect one of them may have been a medieval knight, complete with jousting injuries.
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Medieval individual had injuries consistent with jousting.

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WW1 remount camp prepares for war horse statue

New statue to commemorate horses and men of Romsey.
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Unveiling in July at site of WW1 camp, where 120,000 horses were trained for war.

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Wild horses a crucial part of Neanderthal diet, study finds

Wild horses were a crucial food source for Neanderthals who lived in central Slovakia more than 40,000 years ago, a study has revealed.
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Analysis of 11,500 bone and teeth fragments in Slovakia reveals fresh insights.

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Retreating glacier provides clues to the lives of Iron Age horsemen and hunters

Norwegian glacier even preserved a 1700-year-old woollen tunic.
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Tunic found wrapped in horse dung.

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Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse

Important fossils unearthed on the edge of a coal mine.
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Researchers working on the edge of a coal mine in India have unearthed fossils dating back 54.5 million years that provide crucial evidence about the origins of the horse.

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Ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal

Nearly complete fossilized fetus found in 47 million-year-old specimen of Eurohippus messelensis.
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German researchers have discovered that the remains of an ancient fossilized horse found 15 years ago contains a preserved fetus, as well as parts of the uterus and associated tissues.

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Did a horse fall 2500 years ago play a part in woman's death?

Fascinating account of last months of high-status woman who died on Siberian plateau.
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Amazing scientific work on this poor woman.

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Bizarre bone discoveries beneath ancient British village

Bizarre bone discoveries beneath ancient British village | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Animal bones rearranged to create fantastical new creatures.
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Find points to Britain’s ancient Celtic population having some form of hybrid-animal monster myths, not unlike those well documented among Greeks, Egyptians and Mesopotamians.

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Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication

Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
New insights reveal the genetic costs and benefits of taming horses.
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125 genes have been identified as playing a key role in a wide range of physical and behavioural traits in the domesticated horse.

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What will happen to Hitler's horse sculptures?

What will happen to Hitler's horse sculptures? | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Nazi art remains a sensitive subject.
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The future is uncertain for two long-lost life-size bronze horse sculptures that once stood outside Adolf Hitler’s grand Chancellery building in Berlin. They were recovered in police raids in Germany this week.

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'Galloping Horse' up for auction

'Galloping Horse' up for auction | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Xu Beihong's ink work expected to fetch between $US150,000 and $230,000 at auction in Hong Kong.
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Galloping Horse was created in 1939

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Bone found in Canada said to be from Ice Age horse

Bone found in Canada said to be from Ice Age horse | Horses in art and history | Scoop.it
Specimen dated at 30,000 years old.
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The prehistoric Yukon horse would have been frequenting the Peace River Valley around the beginning of the last Ice Age.

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Eerie image of unborn foal wins photography award

Specimen from New Forest mare is in London's Royal Veterinary College Anatomy Museum
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Check out the other pictures from the Wellcome Image Awards.

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No bones about it: This is one special "Gift Horse"

Horse skeleton unveiled on London's prestigious Fourth Plinth.
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A sculpture showing the skeleton of a horse, resplendent with a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled atop one of London’s most prestigious art spaces.

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Galloping horse features on $100 silver coin - Horsetalk.co.nz

Latest in a series from Canadian mint, galloping horse coin expected to sell out.
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Comes with a presentation box -very stylish!

Wish list - tick.

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Archaeological dig planned for Waterloo battlefield

Hopes for fresh insights into famous battle that cost thousands of men and horses their lives.
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One for the rock hounds ... here's hoping for some insightful finds.

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Quagga takes centre stage in Bone Idol makeover

Zebra sub-species the focal point of major project to protect and preserve 39 skeletons.
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We love zebras and are pleased that the Quagga is the star turn of a new preservation project. 

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Remington Western painting depicting Theodore Roosevelt to be auctioned

Work shows hunting expedition with Theodore Roosevelt.
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An oil paining by renowned Western artist Frederic Remington, which depicts former US president Theodore Roosevelt, is to be auctioned in New York in a week.


It carries a pre-auction estimate of $US200,000 to $US300,000.

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Tarpan: Repainting an ancient picture

Documentary traces the history of the Tarpan’s death and rebirth.
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Review of new documentary on the ancient Konik breed.

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