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Do horses drink more water in winter?

Horse rides are never exciting and memorable in winter—or as one would expect—unless the animals are kept in good health. This involves deworming the animals according to results from faecal analysis (because there are different types of worms), and making sure that their overall health condition is stable. But achieving a high level of healthcare … Continue reading Do horses drink more water in winter?

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Best winter care tips for your horses

The winter season comes with huge challenges for horses and their owners. Taking care of the animals in cold weather conditions is certainly a hard job; for example, horses need to drink warm water (heated between 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and feed extra hay. On the part of horse owners, it is highly important … Continue reading Best winter care tips for your horses

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Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits

There are four globally recognized horse gaits—the walk, trot, gallop and canter. Gaits in dressage are sometimes differentiated according to the rhythmic movements such as the 4-beat walk, the 2-beat trot, and the 3-beat canter. However, each type of horse gaits may be further distinguished. For example, there are collected, medium, free and extended walk … Continue reading Everything you need to know about a horse’s gaits

10 Amazing facts about horses

Horses in the wild are defenceless and vulnerable to attacks from predators such as bears, wolves, or lions. But the prey animals are naturally endowed with survival traits that never cease to baffle even large and fast animals like cougars – in most circumstances. Remarkably, horses have natural flightiness that increases their chance of outrunning … Continue reading 10 Amazing facts about horses

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The Basics of Horse Behavior (Part 1)

Horse are similar to humans in several ways. For example, the lovely creatures can communicate using all five senses of hearing, taste, sight, touch and smell. Moreover, the animals effectively communicate with humans, using body language such as posture, movements and other fascinating expressions that indicate love, fear, anger, sadness or illness, among other emotions. … Continue reading The Basics of Horse Behavior (Part 1)

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Woman mourns her stair-hating dog with a viral post

Sallie Hammett wrote an obituary for her dog, thinking it would help her sort through some tough feelings. Having now gone viral, the write-up—designed to look like it would appear in a newspaper—has thousands mourning along with her. https://twitter.com/SallieGHammett/status/1308549870496743426?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1308549870496743426%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublish.twitter.com%2F%3Fquery%3Dhttps3A2F2Ftwitter.com2FSallieGHammett2Fstatus2F1308549870496743426widget%3DTweet "Born July 15th, 2013, in Easley, South Carolina, Charlie was the son of Sallie Gregory Hammett," the … Continue reading Woman mourns her stair-hating dog with a viral post

Humans and comets to blame for depleting the mammoth population

While sudden changes to Earth’s climate may have played a part in the demise of the mammoth and other large mammals that roamed the Earth’s surface 10,000 or so years ago, scientists are increasingly beginning to argue that human influence was significant. When the ice age ended and temperature and climate became more amenable, vast … Continue reading Humans and comets to blame for depleting the mammoth population

Orlando Bloom bought a snake to conquer anxiety

Orlando Bloom bought a snake to conquer his fear. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is afraid of the reptiles and so decided to have one as a pet and he "really fell in love" with the animal. Speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he said: "I'm afraid of snakes, but I … Continue reading Orlando Bloom bought a snake to conquer anxiety

The lifetime cost of a pet

There are two main cost areas when owning a pet: the initial cost (adoption costs, vaccinations, training, etc.) and then general costs over your pet’s lifetime (food, toys, routine vet visits, etc.) Combining both of these costs together will give you a rough estimate of the lifetime cost of your pet. Even without some of … Continue reading The lifetime cost of a pet

List of the world’s most charismatic animals

Charismatic animals such as tigers and elephants are endangered and their popularity itself may be making the situation worse.Researchers have identified the ten most charismatic animals worldwide, and all of them are endangered. And, paradoxically, popularity could be making their chances of survival even worse. Previous studies have found that ‘charismatic megafauna’ such as lions, polar … Continue reading List of the world’s most charismatic animals