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.

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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.