7 Jun 2012

Horse Cookies



Carrot and Apple Cookies

1 cup sweet feed
2 cup bran
1 cup flax seed
4 large carrots, shredded
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl.
In another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the molasses
mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to
form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary.

Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using a tablespoon, drop batter
onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a
silver dollar. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for
an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make
sure they don't burn.
Whinny Bars

2 Cups Dry Oatmeal
3/4 Cup Grain
3 Cups Bran
1 Cup Molasses

Mix Oats, Grain and Bran together in a bucket. Drizzle in Molasses while
mixing with you hands (you're looking for a consistency a little thinner
than Play-Doh). Place dollups (about half a handful) on a cookie sheet
and bake at 350 for ten minutes. These have a tendency to burn. They never get completely hard, but they store nicely.
Sunday Cookies

1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Shredded Carrots
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tablespoons corn oil
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Molasses

Mix ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Make small balls and
place on a cookie sheet, spray them with Pam. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Yummy Oat Cookies

1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Bran
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses

Mix ingredients together, grease a cookie sheet. Drop spoon size balls
onto sheet. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until hard on the outside.
Refrigerate any uneaten cookies.
Oat Molasses Cookies

2 Cups Dry Oatmeal
1/2 Cup grated Carrots
3 Tablespoons Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Combine all ingredients. Add enough water to make a soft dough. Stir
well. Form cookies. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Carrot Cookies

1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup shredded Carrots
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Molasses
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on
greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Carrot and Apple Cookies

1 Cup Sweet Feed
2 Cups Bran
1 Cup Flax Seed
4 Large Carrots, shredded
1 Cup Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Apple sauce
Mix Molasses, Brown Sugar, Carrots and Apple sauce in one bowl. In
another mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the Molasses mixture with the
dry ingredients. Add only enough Molasses mixture to form a thick dough,
add more Bran if necessary. Line cookie sheet with foil. Drop batter onto
foil with a tablespoon and flatten slightly to form portions about the size
of a silver dollar. Bake at 300 for 1 hour. Flip and bake an additional 45
Minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make sure they do not
burn.
Apple Cookies

1 Cup Margarine
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Bran
1 Cup diced Carrots
1 Cup diced Apples
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Quick Cooking Dry Oatmeal
2 Eggs
Cream Margarine and Sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. combine
Flour, Bran and Baking soda. Blend into a creamed mixture. Stir in Oats,
Carrots, and Apples. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Horse Cookies

2 cups dry oatmeal
3/4 cup grain
3 cups bran
1 cup molasses
Mix oats, grain and bran together in a bucket. Drizzle in molasses while
mixing with your hands. Place handfulls on a cookie sheet and bake at
375� for 8 minutes.
Electrolyte Cookies

2 cups oats (I use crimped oats or barley/mix)
3/4 cup grain (I use either LMF or barley)
3 cups bran
1 cup molasses
1 cup water (may vary depending upon altitude)
12-24 1-oz. scoops of powdered electrolytes (depends how strong you want them) Mix all the ingredients together. You should have a consistency a little thinner than play-doh. If it isn`t wet or sticky enough, add a little more water or molasses. Place large spoonfuls on a (greased) cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes. These have a tendancy to burn so keep an eye on them.
Cob Cookies

8 cups dry cob feed (corn,oats,barley mix)
3 cups ground carrots
1/2 cup corn oil
2 cups flour
2 cups molasses (use livestock grade from feed store - it's cheaper!)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed. Let stand
for at least an hour (so the grain can absorb some of the moisture).
Stir the mixture well. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on to a well oiled cookie sheet. Using your fingers and the teaspoon 'smoosh' the cookie into a round slightly flattened shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven. These will burn easily so be sure not to leave them in too long. Put the cookies on racks to cool then store them in a tight container. Makes between 6-9 dozen.
Apple Horse Cookies

1 c. sweet feed
2 - 3 c. wheat bran
1 c. flax seed
1 T. salt
4 large apples, shredded
1 c. molasses
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, apples and applesauce in bowl. Mix dry
ingredients in a separate bowl. Gradually combine wet and dry
ingredients together, only using enough of the wet ingredients to make a
thick dough. Add more bran if necessary.

Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil. Drop batter onto cookie
sheet in tablespoon amounts. Flatten with a fork. Bake slowly at 300� F.
for 1 hour, turn cookies over and continue to bake for another 45
minutes until thoroughly dried. Reduce heat if cookies begin to brown
excessively or to burn.

Store in covered container or zip-locked plastic bag and dole out as
special treats to your equine buddies.
Horse Cookies

1 cup uncooked oats
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on cookie
sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or light brown.
More Horse Cookies

15 cups sweet feed
4 - 12 oz Jars of dark molasses
1 cup water
5 cups flour

Mix the first 3 ingredients, then add flour to hold the dough together.
Coat mini muffin tins with vegetable spray, then use a spoon to press
dough into each compartment. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or
until dark brown. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.
"I Didn't Buck Today" Treats

2 sticks butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
2 cups dry oatmeal
1 cup alfalfa pellets

Mix butter with sugar and eggs until smooth. Add dry ingredients slowly.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350�.
Microwave Horse Cookies

2 cups of flour
5cups of oatmeal
1/2 cup corn oil
1 clove of garlic
1 cup of diced carrots
Directions: Combine ingredients in bowl. Make small balls, place on
microwaveable plate, flatten balls. Bake at high for 6 minutes per batch.
Easy no cook snaps

4 Cups of bran
4 Cups of applesauce
Directions: Mix ingredients together. Batter should be doughy. Roll out
with rolling pin, cut shapes with cookie cutter. Let dough dry and serve.
Horse Cookies

1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1 cup of flour
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of molasses
Directions: Mix ingredients in bowl in order listed. Make small balls
and flatten on greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes till golden brown.
** Compliments of Bay Area Equestrian Network
Peppermint Bran Mash
Ingredients: 1 cup crushed candy canes or hard peppermint candies; 3 to 5 cups bran; 1 tablespoon salt; 1 carrot, diced; 1 carrot, diced; 1/2 cup molasses; 2 cups sweet feed. Dissolve crushed candy in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and let water cool to warm. Then, mix all ingredients together except sweet feed in a feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy, rather than crumbly. Cover with towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top and sprinkle on some crushed candy to garnish

27 Apr 2012

Lukas the horse world's smartest


With over three thousand fans on Facebook, Lukas became known worldwide in 2011 to be considered by the Guinness Book World's Smartest Horse. With nineteen Thoroughbred Brown was able to identify the greatest number of ordinal numbers, a total of nineteen. Under the instruction of her trainer Karen Murdock, actions such as sit and search for objects are common in daily horse.


Ten years ago, the animal was adopted by Karen after suffering abuse from the old owner, who used it for racing. How not had good results, was left in a backyard with limited space and without care.

Although we always want a horse race, when faced with the horse, the trainer soon realized there other skills. Due to the surprising intelligence, Karen put aside the race and spent years using methods of repetition, allowing Lukas identify numbers and objects in surprising ways.

http://www.playingwithlukas.com/videos.php

Source: Portal R7

14 Apr 2012

Swimming swimsuit inspired treatment and prevention of injuries in horses in London 2012


Years ago, the swimming world was shaken by the "supermaiôs." The clothes helped athletes pulverizarem records in swimming pools and created so much controversy that eventually banned. Little remains of those swimsuits in swimming, horseback riding but the legacy still remains, serving as inspiration for a curious invention Matthew Spice, which will be used in London in 2012.


Aware of the benefits that brought the suit for athletes, this former rugby player thought "why not do the same for the horses?". The appearance, as can be seen in the photo, it is strange, but this kind of suit can help performance horses in competitions. But instead of improving the speed of the animal, the laundry aids in the prevention and treatment of lesions.

In London-2012, for example, all animals will be using the invention in air travel to avoid stress and muscle maintain body temperature. And not only that. The horses will also use the suit before and after training sessions and competitions
During all the years I developed the costumes, I realized that the horses love it. Horses that are injured, young and old horses, they love it. I've never seen a horse attempts to bite the costume, which is quite significant, "said Spice.

The benefits of costumes tablets are not new in medicine or in sport. Football players used to prevent injury to the thigh, for example, while patients with thrombosis use half tight to assist in movement, among other applications. The merit of the inventor was carrying Australian technology for the horses.

30 Mar 2012

Undecided on horseback in London, dealing with jealousy Luiza 'Samba'


Ready to play in his second Olympics in dressage, Luiza Almeida has not yet decided what will your horse to compete in the 2012 London Games. 'Samba', your pet since age 13, is jealous of the Amazon, while she also tries to mingle with 'Pastor'.

"Training with the 'Samba' is a long time. I have great affinity with him, but he is jealous of me, with my brothers and even my boyfriend. He bites and gets a little irritated. O 'Samba' does not like do with me, "Pastor," said the rider. Both horses are breed Lusitano.


Luis admits that he has more affection for 'Samba', but believes that the height of 'Pastor' can be decisive in choosing your horse for the Olympic Games. "The 'Pastor' is much larger than the 'Samba'. He is 1.75 m in height while the 'Samba' is 1.58 m. For training, the size of it helps a lot, he has more potential than samba. To London I buy a greater affinity with the 'Pastor'. I'll make evidence abroad, who have the best result is what will, I can not think of the heart, "said Luiza, who will travel to Europe in May to make final preparations for the Olympics.

Training in the country
The equestrian competitions at the Olympics comprise three categories: jumping, dressage and CCE (eventing). Most Brazilian competitors who go to London train in Europe, the cradle of the sport.


Luis believes that staying in the selection of riders training in Brazil will help expand the sport in the country. "We have to battle it is that riders stay here. We need to develop the sport in the country, not to stay with just one or two idols, "said the athlete who qualified for the London Olympics by being the first in the rankings of the Latin American training.



For the London Games, Luiza Almeida improve their dreams result of Beijing 2008 (ranked 40th luigar) and at least get to the finals of the sport. However, she sees only chance of a medal for Brazil in 2016, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"Brazil is very new in this sport. The medal in London is practically impossible, but for 2016, I believe in the medal to Brazil. My goal for this year is to reach the final, "concluded the rider.

24 Feb 2012

Horses the size of small dogs were common for 50 million years



For more than 50 million years, was much more heat in the earth and horses, to adapt to these temperatures werealmost the size of small dogs, wandering the forests of North America, according to a study published on Thursdayby Science magazine.


These earliest known horse called Sifrhippus actually become smaller over tens of thousands of years, an age in which methane emissions have soared, possibly due to large volcanic eruptions. And the research could contribute to the knowledge of how modern animals on the planet can adapt to global warming.To reach this result, the scientists analyzed fossil teeth of horses found in Wyoming (northwest).Many animals have become extinct during this period of 175,000 years in length, known as the Thermal Maximum of the Paleocene-Eocene, which occurred 56 million years ago. Others decreased in size to survive with limited resources.According to a study author, Jonathan Bloch, of the Natural History Museum of Florida (Southeast), the average world temperatures rose 10 degrees Fahrenheit during this period due to the significant increase of carbon dioxide emitted into the air and oceans.The sea surface temperature in the Arctic was then 23 degrees centigrade, as the subtropical waters of the contemporary.The research showed that Sifrhippus fell by almost a third, until you reach the size of a small dog (four pounds) for the first 130,000 years of the period. Then he began to grow again until you get to seven pounds in the last 45,000 years of the period. Approximately one third of known mammal also become smaller during this time.
According to researchers, observing the reaction to climate change Sifrhippus of his time has major questions about how modern mammals respond to global warming today, what is happening much faster. By current estimates, the Earth's average temperature could rise by four degrees Celsius in just a century against the thousands of years it took to reach a level similar in Paleocene-Eocene.
"We estimate that about a third of mammals shrink in size and some will be very small, with up to half his original body weight," says Ross Secord, University of Nebraska and lead author of the article in "Science". "As warming occurred much more slowly during the PETM, the mammals had more time to adjust the size of their bodies. Thus, it is unclear whether we will see the same thing happen in the near future, but it is quite possible. There is a huge difference scale between the two heating which raises questions as' animals able to keep pace with climate change and readjust the size of their bodies over the next two centuries? "

20 Feb 2012

Essex Police Mounted Unit welcomes new arrival


Essex Police have welcomed a new addition to its Mounted Unit – a police horse named King.
The five-year-old pure breed Shire horse has been training with Pc Dale Copley at the mounted unit base in Writtle, Chelmsford, since September last year after being bought from a breeder in Devon.
King, who stands at 18 hands high, replaces police horse Bella who retired in 2011 after developing a problem in her foot.
The new arrival joins Essex Police’s seven other horses; Major, Toffee, Trojan, Rosie, Biscuit, Carlsberg and Patrick and is expected to be fully operational by Autumn.
Read the full story by clicking here. 

What to give for your horse or not eat?


Keep feeding their horses healthy is essential for your well-being and health in one day. But not all foods have the nutrients needed to keep a horse in good shape. Meet a few of the more traditional means of horse feeding and how to choose the best diet.
Hay, the primary means of power given by the creators, must take great care when choosing. Those collected in the spring have greater nutritional value, so will the animal sated and well fed. For it is in good condition for consumption should be dry for at least six weeks. If your pet has a respiratory disease or in drier times of the year moisten the hay with a little clean water to help not hinder digestion and breathing because of loose particles in the air.
Another food that should be very careful when providing horses are herbs in general. They are important minerals in the development of the animal, but in large amounts tend to leave the belly increased, which for those athletes that are difficult activities. Knowing what type of grass to give the horse will depend on the personal taste of each animal, they tend to prefer more green leaves and tender, and his instinct chooses that which is required at the time.
To address the lack of vitamin A in the body of the horses in your daily diet includes portions of raw carrots and very clean. Being a food rich in beta carotene, helps the production of melanin in the body causing your horse has a soft fur and bright color. The carrots should not be part of the diet, but a supplement.
If you use their horses for activities or sports that require him an excessive expenditure of energy, in the daily diet includes a lot of oats. It can be mixed with hay and is easy to digest. Before the competitions coaches typically offer a little more to ensure energy until the end of activities. It is rich in iron, calcium and protein, which will prevent many diseases, especially in older animals.
A good option to supplement the diet of your animals is to mix with the food of the day-to-day some cookies concentrated. On sale in specialized stores, they contribute to the balance of vitamins and minerals important for fitness of the horse. The type of cracker must be chosen according to breed, age and size of each animal.


Sweets in general should stay out of the power of any animal, especially horses. To avoid lumps of sugar, so the level of blood glucose level will always be acceptable. To brighten the animal with a sweet taste of fruit, preferably apples, or crackers suitable for horses.
The grass has very little nutritional value, but many animals like to consume it. For horses that need to gain weight opt ​​for drought. In animals within the weight be sure to put them in sauce and serve within 24 hours so that fermentation does not occur. The other dry forage tends to colic in horses, avoid them as much as possible, especially if they perform activities that require too much effort on a day-to-day.
Other common foods in the equine diet are salt, corn, barley and sugar beets. Any doubt consult your veterinarian. Sometimes it is necessary to complement with drugs and he alone can assist you in choosing the best diet for your troop.

Taking good care of the hooves of his horse


The care of your horses go beyond food and a good environment for sleep. The observation of the hooves and verification of the horseshoe of the animals are important parts to keep them healthy and willing to perform their daily activities.
The horseshoe has the main role of protecting the hull of the horses. Furthermore, it corrects wear and assists in the treatment of wound healing. But before doing the insert or exchange is the same as it is necessary to check the poise of the animal. Without forgetting that not all horses need to be ferrageados.Those who walk in pastures loose not need to use the shoe as the hoof wear is a natural action and does not cause as much impact as that occurred in the concrete runways, for example.
But what is ferragear?
The shoeing is nothing more than the act of preaching the shoes with the specific use of nails in the horse's hoof. In addition to protecting the feet, the shoes help to compensate for the defects of training and help reduce gait irregularities.
Horses that live in barns, stables or other places with hard flooring shall be ferrageados ever for excessive wear of the hoof will not cause health problems and performance of the animal.
But not just anyone can go ferrageando a horse. The officer should have knowledge of animal anatomy, to determine which features of each part and not reach any area of ​​the soft shell. Depending on the breed and age of the animal that body part is changed constantly, so it is necessary care and attention in time to nail the studs in horseshoes.


Enhance it!
Today there are many specialized courses in all areas in the care of horses and learn how to care for their hooves are part of many grid. In these classes the ferrageador will learn how to trim the hoof, correct angulations as well as special techniques for placing the shoes without the animal gets hurt. Among the materials are learned, and the anatomy of the horse, lectures on the physiology of the animal's foot trimming and trimming to broker everything goes safely.
You can find out much about your pet during trimming
When the animal is prepared to receive the shoe the process of trimming, trimming and verification of the legs can help uncover potential health problems in your pet. If the procedure is performed correctly even small deviations bone can be corrected with a simple arrangement of shells.
But do not forget that the lack of knowledge of the techniques can also harm your animal. If you are not knowledgeable of the anatomical system of transportation of horses can cause serious health problems.Therefore, creator, pay close attention when hiring a professional who will take care of that part so sensitive and important of his horses.

Get inside the largest horse fair in the world - Equitana

Almost nothing in the streets of Essen, Germany, recalls that in the city a great meeting place of races. In late winter, with temperatures between three and eight degrees, everything happens in the inner area of ​​the buildings in a kind of Essen organization that shares with other cities in western Germany.

Along with Frankfurt, Hanover and Dusseldorf, Essen specializes in fairs and exhibitions. The city has an immense structure, with several decks and four inputs. Every day, about 30 to 40 thousand people visit the fair in which more than a thousand horses. The diversity of races and a variety of countries, Equitana (Monday is considered the largest equestrian world.


In each of the 17 pavilions of the exhibition park has a fence, a barn, where a racial profiling from 15 to 15 minutes. There is also a great arena for more elaborate views, where there are dozens of simultaneous presentations, for example, the English horse, used in fox hunting, the Tennessee walking, the walker of the United States, the handsome Andalusian, pure Spanish race; and representatives of German lines of today, whose ancestors participated in sports competitions in antiquity as the Roman chariot race, chariot drawn by four horses paired. The numerous and successive views are as special shows each of the 40 races that took part in Equitana in 2011.




Most visitors hitting the leg Friday to see what's new. One shelf is lined with grass, like a health food store.The seller explains that Julia AATS is one of the herbs for intestinal problems, respiratory problems to other serves and is indicated for other stomach problems. But none is to be human. They are all herbs to prepare tea for horses.
"Actually, it's a mixture. Several herbs, highlighting chamomile. You put the herb in a bowl, comes with hot water, wait a minute and then mixed on a diet. The horse is very sensitive and always react well to these treatments, "explains Julia.
In another bookcase shelves are natural essences, known as "Floral bach." Dyes that are an English doctor invented to aid in the treatment of negative emotions. Sandra Muller, who has a herd of 30 animals, took the whole collection of dyes designed to balance the bad feelings and also a pot of edible mushrooms called "calmmatrix." "The product has antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins, ingredients that act on the immune system. My clients have used successfully on horses intemperate. In two weeks, return to ride, happy, "says the inventor and manufacturer Christian Ehrenberg.


The vet Aluízio Marins Brazil, which has expertise in the United States and Europe, directs the university in Brazil and the horse does not lose a Equitana. "One of the things we see is the very absence of injectable drugs and the increase in natural products," he says. The trend is that the horse is treated as a partner, a companion, to whom they are offered snacks, cookies in colorful flavors of banana, blueberry, eucalyptus, vanilla and pineapple. Part of rations, properly, is very varied. Its race, by sport, by service, by age and even horse retired and no teeth.
The training section provides interesting alternatives for those who can not leave with the horse. The rodador exercise many animals at the same time at varying speeds. The treadmill was developed for the animal to gain muscle, gain strength and improve heart function. Some models have the option to be shielded compartment filled with water. On a treadmill with a pool, you can double the efficiency of effort.


Cleaning is a serious issue for those who keep the troops in the bay, as in most cases in Europe. The bed, the layer of straw, sawdust, or synthetic material that coats the ground, is extremely expensive. The handler Saskia Cózman have to remove the dirt in 30 stalls every day. "The movement of swinging the rake to separate horse manure overloads the muscles of the bed. After two hours doing this task, it gives a lot of pain in the arm. I had a serious injury at the elbow, "says Saskia.
The retired engineer Klaus Schwécker devised a machine for separating manure. It has a vibrating sieve dropping the precious bed. He says that the noise does not disturb the horse and that energy consumption is the same as a lamp. The equipment costs six thousand dollars.
And what is the difference between the public on the horse in Brazil and Europe? The question was put to the judge of evidence, Professor Paulo Roberto Ribeiro and veterinary and riding teacher Claudia Lechonski, two Brazilian experts who were visiting the Equitana. "People see the care of his horse as part of having a horse," says Claudia. "In Brazil we have a very different chain. We have the creator of horse, trainer, handler and the user. The chain in Europe has a huge number of users, "adds Brooks.
In Europe, users make a huge legion. Only the German equestrian federation has nearly two million registered riders. It is a vibrant market. The bill Equitana one billion dollars from the sale of clothes, medicines, food and junk riding.
Credits - Globo Rural Program (25/09/2011)

As the wild horse was domesticated


Today it is common to have horses as pets, helping with tasks of day-to-day and participating in sports andtherapeutic techniquesBut it was not always so. For thousands of years ago these animals were completelywild so mysteriousBut then as he was tamed?

Count the historical accounts that six thousand years ago the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula hosted agroup of wild horses on their land and that this was the beginning that the man could get closer to theseanimals unless they frighten one another.

The survival of these animals in the wild occurred when encaminharem to pasture on the Iberian Peninsulaand some Asian lands to escape the dense vegetation covering the whole of EuropeNature did the rest by getting them to survive and they were getting used to the presence of people around you.



Without fear of approaching animals, humans were getting close gradually giving food and cuddles to winNot long after, had already mastered these four-legged friendsShortly after they were already used to help in agriculture as a means of transport, trade and even wars.

Although the history cite several ways to approachuntil now researchers have found that walking was not the exact shape of the capture and domestication of horsesAny statement made ​​to them about being in our lives today is pure speculation. The only thing certain is that humans, being ranked as the most developedmammalit is natural that can stand out and dominate the other races with ease. Unfortunately, use of violence in many casesThis is the only part that must change to actually be more "evolved" these beautiful animals.

The History of Horse Racing


It all began in 1689 when the British decided to import from the Middle East and Africa a few horses, they were Byerley Turk, Darley Arabian and Godolphin Barb. When they reached the English lands were crossed with mares of the region and gave birth to animals of great speed and endurance.
A sport traditionally British arrived in Brazil in mid-nineteenth century. Initially the owners of the animals trained and ran themselves. This over time has been changing and now the owners focus their attention on creating the fastest animal in the world and leave the mount for professionals called Jockeys.


The Horse Racing is split into different categories where each method focuses on a specialty in common, both animal and rider. What owner, both in the seventeenth century as today's prize are speed and balance, the temperament of the animal always ended in the background. But that's changing today.

The types of races ranging from horses or hitching. That is, the horse can be mounted by the jockey or linked to a carriage, for example. They occur in a straight line paths or tracks with special oval or triangular. The owners invest in training both the animal and the mount and in return receive a percentage of the profits from the visitors and gamblers races.
To mount a horse race you must have certain peculiarities. A jockey, for example, weighing 48 kg at the most and have a height of 1.50 m recommended. The fitness gonna ride that has to be as good as the animal that will be your partner in racing.
The timing of events varies from country to country. And each presentation there is a ritual where riders ride the animal in front of spectators and make a procession headed to the starting line, where the gate of each pen is closed and awaiting the starting signal. The pathways vary depending on each competition. The minimum distance is 400 meters, and the Grand Prix, arrive at 4000 meters.
In Brazil there are four main Jockeys Clubs: the Brazilian Jockey Club, which sits at the Hippodrome Gavea in Rio de Janeiro, the Sao Paulo Jockey Club Racecourse in Garden City in Sao Paulo, the Jockey Club of Parana in Curitiba Hippodrome Tarumã and the Jockey Club of Rio Grande do Sul in the Hippodrome of Cristal in Porto Alegre. In addition to other bodies scattered throughout the country.

Special care with older horses


All age and our animals too. Like us, they need special care. The horses in particular need special attention when it comes to age. Depending on how you used the animal throughout its life some problems may arise and how to prevent these situations and lidarcom other is the best way to help your pet.
Know when your pet should "retire" will depend largely on the type of activity and intensity that was required of him throughout his life. The average age to be considered elderly is around 16 years, but those that are used as means of work or play sports may show increased wear due to past injuries. So it is always good conduct frequent medical check-ups and begin to save you from more stressful activities when they reach that age.
Saving does not mean putting them grazing just stopped without any further activity. Exercises calm and relaxing walks help the animal to go through this delicate stage of life. Exchange activity is also a great option. If he was a sportsman, for example, why not use it in Hippotherapy? This way he will be helping people to rehabilitate and will also be helping their own stage of life without major hassles.
Do not let activities exceed more than four hours per day. Exercise, walking and other feats more in older animals can cause stress that leads to various specific diseases of aging. Usually a horse cared enough to live to 30 years, so if you receive love, care and treatment ideas can achieve healthy this age group without major problems.


The most common diseases in older horses are mainly related to respiratory and digestive systems. Absorb certain nutrients from food becomes increasingly cornered the animal, so changes in your diet should be done in order to meet this loss from the body.
The musculoskeletal system also suffers from the passage of time. Injuries to muscles are becoming more frequent due to the wear and tear of the body, so that repeated physical activity, contained exaggerated and should stay out of the routine for older horses. The wear of the fingers makes it difficult to chew food and the time it takes to feed. With this frame of gastritis may occur eventually. To better separate the situation of young people aged horses to prevent played in time to eat.
Remember that any change in routine animal should be gradual, whether dietary or physical. Seek guidance from your veterinarian pair assist during this transition and look to modify the environment in which they live so they can enjoy the rest of the life of peace and tranquility.