How many broodmares equal one show filly?

I recently learned of two lucrative and ugly industries related to horse health.  One involves production of a food product called “haylage” and the other involves a process called “equine embryo transfer” that is used for breeding horses.  On October 10, 2008, The Jurga Report, an online news service, described a tragedy involving the death of  “about 100” … Continue reading

Horses Are Their Own Nations

Today a friend sent me a quote from The Outermost House, by naturalist and writer Henry Beston. Beston wrote We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge, and … Continue reading