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Researchers Can Build You a Better Horse

2021-04-20T19:16:19+00:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Argentine researchers have successfully edited the genes of an equine embryo utilizing a technique called CRISPR or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This successful advancement confirms the ability to produce customized horses by manipulating embryonic DNA. CRISPR was conceptualized by Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD and Jennifer Doudna, PhD who proved in 2012 that genetic scissors [...]

For Sale – Property Where Jackie Kennedy Learned to Ride

2021-02-03T21:34:11+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy grew up spending summers in East Hampton, New York. The family home, Wildmoor, has been for sale nearly a year, asking price $7.5 million. During her childhood, Jackie’s parents hosted weekend polo matches nearby and entertained guests at their home. Recently a second property linked to Jackie has been listed for [...]

Frightened Horse Refuses to Leave Burning Barn

2020-12-14T22:27:27+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

July 23, 2020; Bucks County, PA (USA): Two police officers risked their lives to save a frightened horse from a burning barn. When officers Matthew Reiss and Kristian Hanus arrived on scene, the roof of the barn was engulfed in flame. Friends and family members had already removed 14 horses from the barn but 22 year-old [...]

Police Welcome Foal

2020-12-14T22:27:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

June 14, 2020, Wickford/Essex county (UK): On morning patrol two officers of the Essex Police Basildon Community Policing Team, PCSO Grant and PCSO Edwards, discovered a distressed horse in a pasture. Upon closer investigation they realized she was actually giving birth. The officer’s stood by ready to help. The mare gave birth to a healthy boy [...]

Greece Wants Its Bronze Horse Returned

2020-12-14T22:27:29+00:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

June 9, 2020, U.S. Court Ruling The United States courts have settled a dispute between Greece and Sotheby’s Auction House over ownership of an ancient bronze horse. Tuesday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recognized countries’ right for the repatriation of antiquities. The horse in question is an 8th century bronze statue [...]

Valor Loses Her Battle

2020-12-14T22:27:31+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Valor was was one approximately 100 feral horses living along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) which manages the horses, received a call last week that one of the horses had been standing in the same spot for a day. Loading Valor into the trailer she she can be examined by [...]

Chicago’s Clippity Clop is About to Stop

2020-12-14T22:27:31+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

April 24, 2020 Chicago, Illinois (USA): The Chicago City Council voted to stop issuing licenses for horse-drawn carriages in 2021. The new ordinance that goes into effect Jan 1, 2021 will not allow carriage operators to renew their licenses and the city will not issue new ones. The debate over horse drawn carriages has waged for [...]

Horse News in a Nutshell

2020-12-14T22:27:32+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

There have been so many recent news posts about horses, we decided to compile them into a single post. The following WARHorses NEWS BITS range from early to mid May 2020. May 6 Horse Falls in Pool Chester County, Pennsylvania (USA): A 16-year-old mare named Saphia wandered out of the barn and fell into a [...]

Best Horse Race Ever?

2020-12-14T22:27:32+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Yesterday, May 2nd was the original date for this year’s Kentucky Derby but the race has been moved to September due to coronavirus. The Derby’s postponement did not however stop Churchill Downs from holding a horse race yesterday - perhaps even the best horse race ever? The “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” was a computer-generated virtual [...]

Five Pandemic Horse Tales To Make Your Heart Soar

2020-12-14T22:27:32+00:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” - Helen Keller Our human history is intricately bond to that of the horse. Therefore no WARHorse should be surprised that so many in our horse community are imagining ways to help others during the global coronavirus pandemic. We’ve assembled five horse-themed news [...]

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