Is Einstein The World’s Smallest Horse?

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Will tiny horses become the hot new craze?

Einstein is just three days old, after being born on Friday at a farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire.

It’s thought that Einstein could lay a claim to the title of the world’s lightest foal – his 6lb weight at birth being normal for a human baby, but not a horse, even a miniature breed like Einstein. (With pics and video)

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You Can Lead A Horse To Canvas, But Will It Paint?

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Some unusual art is on display in Citrus County, but it’s not the paintings, themselves, that are unusual. It’s who painted them.

Cheryl Ward said she considers herself an assistant to the artists, who paint in what she calls an “abstract expressionist” style.

She pours the paint and sets up the canvases, and her four horses do the rest…

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Mechanical Hooves Help Hop Up Any Fantasy Costume

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Just hop on over here… 

Ever wished you were a 7-foot tall semi-centaur with the body of a human and a horse’s legs? Er, me neither. But there’s plenty of people out there who do, and Seattle-based fantasy artist Kim Graham has come up with a killer Halloween costume that makes you 14 inches taller and gives you uncanny-looking equine legs and spring-loaded cloven hooves. The effect is quite amazing, and even a bit sexy – or, maybe that’s just the admirably proportioned Ms. Graham.

(check out the video after the jump…)

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Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence

Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence 

Riding on horseback not only eases back pain, but also boosts the rider’s confidence and emotional well being, according to a new study.   The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that horseback riding and related equine assistance therapy programs for disabled and injured individuals benefit human participants.

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‘Project Wanted Horse’

‘Project Wanted Horse’ 

This year, as a humanitarian effort, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) and the Aminal Welfare Institute (AWI) launched ‘Project Wanted Horse,” assuring that any horse rescued from slaughter or an abuse situation would be placed on one of 94,000 NBFA farms across the country. Del Camino Equestrian Enterprises Inc., which takes a very special interest in “senior” horses has honored the NFBA its 2008 Best Humane Business Innovation Award for its commitment to senior horses.

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Another Species-Jumping Virus to Worry About

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The next Bird Flu -The Hendra virus

Australia is suffering the biggest outbreak of the highly virulent Hendra virus since the disease was identified in 1994.

Now a change in its symptoms in Queensland horses is raising fears that new strains may have emerged – and even that a strain capable of spreading from human-to-human could appear.

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