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Four horse skeletons found in ancient Greek cemetery

| 16 January 2016 9:42 am | 0 Comments
Four horse skeletons found in ancient Greek cemetery

Degree of preservation provides valuable research opportunity.

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Butterscotch the horse hits the road in his Lincoln Continental

| 30 December 2015 8:46 am | 0 Comments
Butterscotch the horse hits the road in his Lincoln Continental

Horse takes the wheel of a car in this blast from the past

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It’s a dun deal: Scientists unlock colour secrets in the horse

| 22 December 2015 7:30 am | 0 Comments
It’s a dun deal: Scientists unlock colour secrets in the horse

Researchers drill down into the influence of the TBX3 gene.

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Butchered horses, spears and tools show extent of ancient hunting culture

| 13 December 2015 9:23 am | 1 Comment
Butchered horses, spears and tools show extent of ancient hunting culture

“They were skilled hunters at the top of the food chain.”

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Horse entombed 2000 years ago was a palomino, genetic testing shows

| 11 December 2015 8:15 am | 0 Comments
Horse entombed 2000 years ago was a palomino, genetic testing shows

Golden horse had been buried in Chinese tomb with nomadic owner.

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Horses in eastern Siberia adapted to icy cold in only 100 generations – study

| 24 November 2015 12:58 pm | 0 Comments
Horses in eastern Siberia adapted to icy cold in only 100 generations – study

Adaptations were “almost overnight” in evolutionary terms.

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Chinese jade horse could fetch up to £100,000 at auction

| 12 November 2015 7:35 am | 0 Comments
Chinese jade horse could fetch up to £100,000 at auction

Exquisitely carved piece dates from 17th century.

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Land bridge helped ice-age horses and other mammals survive for millennia

| 10 November 2015 9:52 pm | 1 Comment
Land bridge helped ice-age horses and other mammals survive for millennia

20-year study explores megafauna on Alaska’s Northern Slope.

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Entombed remains of 500 horses in China to go on display

| 8 November 2015 8:21 am | 0 Comments
Entombed remains of 500 horses in China to go on display

Restoration of 2500-year-old horse pit, part of an emperor’s tomb.

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Spotlight on a rider whose exploits nearly died with her

| 5 November 2015 2:31 pm | 1 Comment
Spotlight on a rider whose exploits nearly died with her

The little-known story of Alexandra Kudasheva.

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Queen of the Cossacks: The woman who rode across Siberia twice

| 5 November 2015 2:28 pm | 0 Comments
Queen of the Cossacks:  The woman who rode across Siberia twice

Spotlight on the largely forgotten exploits of Alexandra Kudasheva.

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Project provides chance to learn from mid-20th-century riding master

| 21 October 2015 8:28 am | 0 Comments
Project provides chance to learn from mid-20th-century riding master

Instructional videos of Captain Vladimir Littauer being archived online.

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Remarkable collection of ancient American tools displayed for first time

| 10 October 2015 9:29 am | 0 Comments
Remarkable collection of ancient American tools displayed for first time

Includes first Clovis tool found with traces of horse protein.

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Researchers describe well-preserved remains of ancient horse fetus

| 9 October 2015 9:32 am | 0 Comments
Researchers describe well-preserved remains of ancient horse fetus

Even the placenta was preserved in German fossil.

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Californian earthworks reveal fossils of Ice Age horses and other animals

| 9 September 2015 9:07 am | 3 Comments
Californian earthworks reveal fossils of Ice Age horses and other animals

Fossils range up to 200,000 years old.

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Remains of ancient warrior found buried with his horse

| 27 August 2015 11:31 am | 0 Comments
Remains of ancient warrior found buried with his horse

Scythian burial mound found in Russia.

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President puts $5.5m into Azerbaijan’s equine heritage

| 26 August 2015 10:35 am | 1 Comment
President puts $5.5m into Azerbaijan’s equine heritage

Funds for national AI centre, and Karabakh and Deliboz breeds.

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Mane hair from Duke of Wellington’s famous mount to be auctioned

| 26 August 2015 9:24 am | 0 Comments
Mane hair from Duke of Wellington’s famous mount to be auctioned

Copenhagen carried duke for 17 hours during Battle of Waterloo.

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Incredibly rare quagga skeleton stands on four legs once again

| 28 July 2015 10:14 pm | 0 Comments
Incredibly rare quagga skeleton stands on four legs once again

3D printer used to generate a missing limb.

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Mystery solved: Assateague Island’s wild ponies have Spanish origins

| 27 July 2015 10:47 am | 4 Comments
Mystery solved: Assateague Island’s wild ponies have Spanish origins

John Amrhein delves into the origins of the famous ponies.

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