Horses have been part of the human experience for millenial and still influence our interpretation of the past and our perceptions for the future

There’s No Turning Back – Genetically Engineered Horses are Here

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , , |

No longer the hyperbolic motto of science fiction, technology has achieved the means to make horses faster, stronger, better. Microscopic proteins target a section of DNA, then cut the strands Cloning experts at Kheiron Biotech in Buenos Aires, Argentina are focused on manipulating the DNA gene sequence that controls the growth of muscles. The [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management, Science & History|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

Sailor’s Lives Depended on Mare’s Tails

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , |

'MARE’S TAILS and MACKEREL SCALES make tall ships carry low sails' Ancient travelers new this phrase well, it was a warning heeded by sailors throughout the ages. But the mackerel scales referred to are not fishy ones, and nor do the mare's tails anything to do with horses. Both, in fact, are nicknames for clouds. Mare's [...]

Hello Dolly! Cloning Marks a Big Anniversary

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , , , , |

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her birth stimulated the science community to learn more about stem-cell research which has lead to many scientific and medical breakthroughs. Two decades later the birth of a cloned mammal no longer makes headline news but the technology behind [...]

An Epic Tale of Poo

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , |

How do you track an army, an enormous army comprised of 30,000 men, 15,000 horses and 37 elephants that crossed a snowy mountain range 2200 years ago? The answer just may lie at your feet. HANNIBAL’S EXCURSION Hannibal Barca lived in the Mediterranean when the Roman empire reigned supreme (BC). Considered one of the greatest commanders [...]

Changing the Reins of Power

January 18th, 2017|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: |

On January 20th, the new President of the United States will take office. The transfer of power takes place in Washington, DC where the President is sworn into office on the steps of the Capital Building. There are many celebrations during the day including the traditional Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Over 3,000 organizations applied to [...]

Remembrance Sunday, November 13

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , |

Remembrance Sunday is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations. The day ensures that no one will be forgotten; military and civilian, men and women even horses who suffered or died during the two World Wars and later conflicts. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid upon memorials, muffled church bells ring across the countryside [...]

Hearsing Around

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , |

After the death of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert in 1861, the Queen mourned for 30 years. In doing so she fostered a fascination with funerals and mourning practices. This obsession spawned new funerary industries and an overall cultural determination that no expense would be spared in order to provide the dead with a proper send [...]

Some Horses Are Stars While Others Ain’t

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , |

When we have a keen interest in something, we tend to become hyper-aware of its presence. Certainly for any WARHorse, that special “thing” is a horse. Driving down the road, we’ll spot a horse a mile away. We’ll watch any TV program, even commercials, that include horses. We’ll read every news post with “horse” in the [...]

She was Stuck In the Mud for a Very Long Time

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: |

She is a wee little thing, about the size of a fox. She lives in North American near what is known today as Wyoming. She is Eohippus, the dawn horse, the primitive horse of the early Eocene era 52 million years ago. There is little ice on the planet. Globally the temperature is even and moderate [...]