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Phar Lap's DNA to be sequenced

Phar Lap's DNA to be sequenced | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Scientists say cloning isn't possible, but they can unravel the genetic makeup of the 1930s legend.
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The results from this will be fascinating Can't wait!

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Rare white thoroughbred filly born at NZ stud

Windsor Park Stud welcomes thoroughbred filly foal, in the same tone as her mum.
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Isn't she a cutie??

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Scientists probe how horses communicate with their faces

Horses let their ears and eyes do the talking.
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We've all known this for a while, but now science has caught up: Horses let their ears and eyes do the talking.
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New film to delve into New York's carriage horse issue

New film to delve into New York's carriage horse issue | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Film aims to be "documentary of record" about the carriage horse industry in New York.
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A film on New York's contentious carriage horse issue is under production by independent filmmaker Haverstick Films and Horse Lifestyle Media.

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Jumble's six-year wait is over: He has a loving new home

Jumble's six-year wait is over: He has a loving new home | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Jumble's deformities had proved a barrier to finding a home.
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"Unusual shape" put adopters off, until Lindsay Wilkins came along.

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Alarm system for horse trouble on the way

Alarm system for horse trouble on the way | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Electronic system aims to give early warning of trouble to prevent rider falls and injuries.
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Horses will be wired for trouble.

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Hampshire's New Forest ponies now a rare breed

Hampshire's New Forest ponies now a rare breed | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Breeders work to maintain diversity as breeding females dip below 3000.
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Tipsy Santa in horse-drawn sleigh crash

Tipsy Santa in horse-drawn sleigh crash | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Rearing horse sends Santa and his helper sprawling on to a Polish road.
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Too much festive cheer?

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Horses steal show in Lone Ranger bloopers

Horses steal show in Lone Ranger bloopers | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Equine cast members join in on the fun with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
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Some funny moments from "The Lone Ranger"!

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Best horsey Christmas presents ever!

Best horsey Christmas presents ever! | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
There's something for every equine budget in our list of muletide gifts this festive season.
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The weird and wonderful - and stuff you hadn't thought of!

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Chomp! The most epic bite of 2013

Chomp! The most epic bite of 2013 | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
That has got to hurt! A cyclist gets an unfriendly welcome.
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Video: Horse riding one of the safest pastimes on the planet!

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NZ wild horse unseats motorcyclist, kicks him

NZ wild horse unseats motorcyclist, kicks him | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Victim, 57, flown to hospital with serious leg fracture.
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Bad day on the ranges for motorcyclist.

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Fossils confirmed as new horse species from 4.4 million years ago

Fossils confirmed as new horse species from 4.4 million years ago | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Ethiopian horse "is one piece of a very complex puzzle".
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Species around 13hh - the size of a small zebra.

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Ten-year ban in British horse case

Ten-year ban in British horse case | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Tiny Dougal and his mate, Max, are now in "perfect homes".
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Dougal and Max now in a happier place!

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The stallion who came in from the cold

A tale of neglect and two lives drawn together.
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Danny has lived with us for the past four years, during which time we've all been through a lot!

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Renewed attack on Britain's ragwort problem

Renewed attack on Britain's ragwort problem | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Survey aims to gather information on ragwort and the problems it can cause horses.
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Ragwort - it's everywhere!

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Sixteen months jail for brothers who neglected horses

Sixteen months jail for brothers who neglected horses | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Pair's “wilful blindness” had caused horses to suffer, said prosecutor.
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This is the stallion we have been looking after for more than four years.

 

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Earth moves as Shire horses race in Britain

Earth moves as Shire horses race in Britain | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
One-tonne athletes rock the track in spectacular annual race.
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How cool are these guys?!

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Nebraska town's favorite horse dies, aged 38

Nebraska town's favorite horse dies, aged 38 | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it

Peter Rabbit once made world headlines as his supporters took on city hall.

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The weird and wacky stories of 2013

The weird and wacky stories of 2013 | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it

Horsetalk recounts five Christmas crackers to put a smile on your dial.

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Who says horses don't have a sense of humour? A check through the Horsetalk archives reveals that our equine friends have given us plenty to smile about this year.

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Positive leads as police hunt sadistic killer of six miniatures

Positive leads as police hunt sadistic killer of six miniatures | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
"They were deliberately murdered by someone who knows us. It was a hit."
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The family acknowledge it appears to have been a targeted attack, but say they have no idea what was behind it.

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All wee Josh wants for Christmas is his stolen pony back

All wee Josh wants for Christmas is his stolen pony back | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Horse lovers across Britain keep eyes peeled in bid to reunite pair.
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Spread the word and help find this stolen pony!

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Rescue horse Bungle cuts fine figure in dressage ring

Rescue horse Bungle cuts fine figure in dressage ring | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Amersham rescue horse, a rare Gelderlander, chalks up fine results in his first season.
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Bungle puts horrors of infamous Spindles Farm behind him.

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It doesn't take a $50k horse to enjoy dressage!

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The mystery of St Nick, rescued from the snowy Oregon wilderness - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

The mystery of St Nick, rescued from the snowy Oregon wilderness - News - Horsetalk.co.nz | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Wary horse now safely in care after a well executed capture.
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Christmas miracle?

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Orphaned foal now in care of Irish charity

Orphaned foal now in care of Irish charity | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Foal in Wicklow, orphaned by a brutal attack on its mother, is now in care.
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Changes needed to maintain purity of Exmoor ponies

Changes needed to maintain purity of Exmoor ponies | Horses  around the world | Scoop.it
Growing presence of non-Exmoor ponies on moor a risk to breed.
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Breed is considered a valuable genetic resource.

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