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.

Identity of Pompeii’s “Mystery Horse” Revealed

(PhysOrg.com) — The identity of a mysterious breed of “horse” which has baffled experts since its remains were uncovered at Pompeii has been resolved by a Cambridge University researcher – who realised it was a donkey.

Renowned Horse Whisperer Puts Veterans on a Path to Healing

In the newest special in Military Channel’s Coming Home initiative, original “horse whisperer” and American renaissance cowboy Monty Roberts works with three veterans of the Iraq war, each of whom suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The result is nothing short of magic.

Mustangs big part of Crow lore

The tough ponies of the Pryor Mountains are celebrated in the lore of the Crow Tribe.

“The reason the Crow used them is they could run all day and go for a week without food,” said Elias Goes Ahead, a Crow historian who teaches at Pryor. “The Crow respect these ponies because they were tough.”

Geneticist Weighs in on Significance of Pryor Mountain mustangs

There is one point maybe all can agree on.

“They are one of the most significant, if not the most significant, wild horse herds in the United States,” Cothran said.

4th Annual Spirit of the Horse Benefit

Return to Freedom and the ASPCA Invite You to the 4th Annual Spirit of the Horse Benefit!

National Wild Horse Adoption Day: September 26

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day, which will be held September 26, 2009.

PSA: Saving the American Wild Horse

Sheryl Crow & Viggo Mortensen lend their support and knowledge for preserving the last few remaining free roaming wild horses and burros in America.

Advocates determined to keep horses roaming OBX

“Two things you need to know is that you don’t mess with Corova and you don’t mess with horses.”

Corolla’s wild horses are a tremendous revenue generator for tourism in Currituck, but an airtight horse management plan signed in 1997 by the Wild Horse Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, threatens the herd’s survival, McCalpin says.

Retirement Ranch Planned for Wild Horses

Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens, said Tuesday that she plans to build a refuge for America’s wild horses, potentially saving thousands of them from slaughter.

High-tech approach to taming New Mexico’s wild horses

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Casey Giron and Josh Jacob are designing a sensor system that can better detect the location of wild horses so they can be more easily trapped and relocated.

Horse Whispering

Bob Browning, an 82-year-old Farmington man with a soothing voice and gentle hands, quietly teaches wild mustangs about the human race, to the benefit of both.