National Horse Protection Day 2018 is on Thursday, March 1, 2018: horse holidays? (20 characters)?
Thursday, March 1, 2018 is National Horse Protection Day 2018. National Horse Protection Day - Join the fight to save homeless ... National Horse Protection Day
National Horse Protection Day - March 1st
I Love Horses Day - July 15th
Farm Animals Day - October 1st
And that's about it haha!
I'm doing a science project on a horse?
you spelled it wrong. the correct spelling is: Przewalski's Horse. Here's some other info i got online:
Also known as: Takh and Takhi
Size: Head-body length: 210 cm (6.8 ft.)
Tail length: 90 cm (3 ft.)
Weight: 350 kg (770 lb.)
Classified as Extinct in the Wild (EW-) by the IUCN Red List 2002 , and listed on Appendix I of CITES .
Classified as Extinct in the Wild, Przewalski's horse is the last true wild horse, and the only ancestor of the domestic horse that has survived to the present day . The common name refers to the Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalski who first discovered the subspecies in the 1870s . This wild horse has a stocky body with robust, short legs , a short neck and a powerful jaw . The back and sides are dun to greyish-brown in colour, the head has a mealy nose and there is a dark stripe along the back . These horses have erect manes with no forelock and only the lower part of the tail is covered with long black hair; the upper part of the dock having shorter, light coloured hairs .
Wild horses (Equus ferus) lived in Europe and Asia 10 - 15 thousand years ago before being pushed back to the furthest limits of their range . Przewalski's horse ended up in Asia and the final abode of the subspecies was in southwest Mongolia where the last wild specimen was recorded in 1968 . Subsequently, captive-bred individuals have been released in Mongolia .
Przewalski's horse occupied steppe vegetation and shrubland .
Przewalski's horse feeds on grasses and other plants, while in captivity it also takes hay and grain . Most of the day is spent foraging, as it feeds on food with a low nutritional content. In the wild, Przewalski's horse occurred in family groups led by a dominant stallion, juveniles were ousted and the males formed their own bachelor groups before attempting to take over a band of females . In captivity, births occur in April/May but in the wild the season is later and more likely to be May/June . Gestation takes between eleven and twelve months and foals are able to stand as soon as one hour after birth . A week after giving birth, females come into heat and will mate again .
Habitat degradation, human activities including hunting and conflict, along with competition with domestic livestock for water and forage are all thought to be responsible for the extinction of Przewalski's horse in the wild . The last reported wild individual was seen in 1968 .
After the subspecies became Extinct in the Wild, it clung on in a number of small populations in various zoos around the world. In 1977, the Foundation for the Preservation and Protection of the Przewalski's horse (FPPPH) was established in the Netherlands with the long-term aim of returning this ancient horse to the wild . At that time there were around 300 horses in zoos and parks and their breeding was managed in order to prevent inbreeding . In the 1990s, The Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and the Environment (MACNE) and the FPPPH collaborated to reintroduce a number of individuals in small herds into the Hustai National Park in central Mongolia . The national symbol was a welcome return to the area and part of an important drive to save the steppe biotope . Today, more than 120 Przewalski's horses live in Hustai and a further conservation programme run by the International Takhi Group (a consortium of European takhi breeding institutions) together with the Mongolian Commission for Endangered Species has introduced a further 50 horses to an area in the Dzungarian Gobi in Southwest Mongolia . The return of the Przewalski's horse to its natural environment is a success story for conservation and, despite ongoing problems, it is hoped that at least two large, self-sustained populations will soon be a reality .
Court to decide whether horses are 'vicious'?
I posted a question myself about this in the horse racing section the other day, right after I saw this online. While I respect the judge in this case as an officer of the court, it's obvious to me that he knows absolutely NOTHING about horses or their nature, nor does he realize that what happened to this toddler was the result of the boy's father's STUPIDITY and total lack of COMMON SENSE. He deliberately ignored the warning signs that were clearly posted around the property, and put his son in danger because he thought it would be cute to get a picture or two. What he didn't count on was that "Scuppy" ( the horse) would take umbrage at having a baby held so close to his face. Of course the horse snapped at the boy- I would hardly have expected him to do otherwise in a situation like that. It was tragic that his teeth connected and the boy was left disfigured ( probably permanently, although that could potentially change as he gets older and the bone structure in his face develops more) but it was not undeserved, and it most certainly was NOT A SIGN of the horse's being inherently viscious. The horse bit the child in self defense.
As for the judge's claim that "cats have a tendency to scratch and horses have a tendency to bite", that's simply NONSENSE. I'm a horse owner and professional myself, and in the 26 plus years I've been in the business, I have never been bitten even ONCE by any horse I've owned or worked with. I was never bitten as a child, either- and I've had horses of my own since I was a teenager. NO horse is ever born mean, which is clearly something that this judge is IGNORANT of. They get that way because they are mistreated and abused, and there are plenty of horses out there who never become viscious at all. The big thing I worry about with regard to this legal case is the effect that an adverse ruling will have on the state and national horse industries, including but not limited to the racing industry as well as the performance or sport horse side of the business. If horses are declared to be inherently viscious regardless of breed, age, training, or discipline, this could have a potentially disasterous impact on both the state and national economies. Connecticut is a huge hub for many different horse sports, including racing. The hunter and jumper circuits have major venues in CT, and the state does have tracks. In addition, the state has lots of lesson barns. If horses are declared to be viscious animals, these businesses will automatically become uninsurable. Some of them may be forced into bankrtupcy, simply because they can't afford to operate without insurance protection. Then there's the issue of the tracks, which employ thousands of people, and which help provide tax revenues for the state government. Declaring that all horses are naturally viscious (including racehorses) could result in the closure of at least some of these venues. It's not a pretty picture I'm painting here, but it's what could happen if the state's Supreme Court decides to uphold the ruling of the lower court. So yes, other horseowners and professionals nationwide need to pay attention to what happens this week. If CT gets by with doing this, then you can bet the other states will follow- and the whole industry could suffer as a result. Think about it, folks.