Archives for 2012

Local equine transport helps horses headed to Newtown

The horses that a Poolesville horse ambulance was expected to carry to Connecticut are small, but their mission is a huge one: help heal the hearts of the children affected by the Sandy Hook shooting last month.

Style bible’s most controversial model?

Vogue Australia has featured Oscar-winning actresses, princesses and supermodels on its front covers, but now for the first time in the magazine’s 53-year history it will be a four-legged beauty looking out from the publication’s most important page.

Indiana artist gaining international attention

His paintings mimic those of famous abstract and impressionist painters. They appear to be heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock or Vincent Van Gogh. But the artist himself more closely resembles Smarty Jones or Secretariat.

Justin is a nine-year old 1500-pound Friesian horse that began painting two years ago.

All the Missing Horses

Davis has paid the BLM a total of $17,630 for the animals, far less than BLM has expended to provide them – the agency estimates it costs $1,000 to roundup a wild horse and records show it has paid as much as $5,000 per truckload to ship them to Davis.

Mount Airy sanctuary works to provide horses with safe homes

Incorporated in 2005, the Mount Airy rescue at 17250 Old Frederick Road sits on 109 acres and works to save draft horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect by finding them adoptive homes as trail and schooling horses.

Horse Sense — and more

Southwest Behavioral Health Services houses a new equine-assisted therapy program run by Flagstaff therapist Libby Smith. “Horses mirror,” Smith said, quoting Winston Churchill, “‘There is nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.'”

Mystery of horse taming ‘solved’ by gene study

Horses were domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, a genetic study shows. The work, by a Cambridge University team, brings together two competing theories on horse domestication.