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horse : a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding (horse, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords


Removing horses from the wild (PBS)
Horses - Wild horses


Here are some other famous mammals:
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land blank.gif rodentia blank.gifmouse blank.gif lagomorpha blank.gifrabbit blank.gif artiodactyla blank.gifdeerblank.gifcamelblank.gifgiraffeblank.gifpigblank.gifcowblank.gifsheep
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ice, marine blank.gif carnivora blank.gifpolar bear

These are the most intelligent mammals:
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primate blank.gifgorillablank.gifmonkeyblank.gifapeblank.gifsee also human


Horse Breeds

The Electronic Zoo, Horses

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Subject Specific Links

EquineInfo Nature, Horse (PBS)

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords

A-Z Animals, Horse Wikipedia New World Encyclopedia

Specific Dewey 599.6 Horses (BUBL LINK)
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web

"horse" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha

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Internet Archive

Library of Congress

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books

Nature for Educators, horse (PBS)

Open Education Consortium

ScienceDaily.com, horses NPR Archives Google News

Google Scholar



Secretariat Movie Trailer

Wild Horses (Natasha Bedingfield)

I Am - Horses (Hillary Duff singing, video of horses)

My REALLY little pony: Einstein, the world's smallest stallion, gets set for first birthday

Challenge of the Stallions (PBS)

Horses as Pets (Internet Public Library)



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AKK Horse Ranch (Destination Guide)
AKK Horse Ranch (SLurl)


Horses News -- ScienceDaily
  • Can aromatherapy calm competition horses? Yesterday
    Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well.
  • Can airborne viruses survive in water? Apr 21, 2017
    A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and infectious over a three week period. This suggests that untreated water could be a source of infection by some herpesviruses.
  • Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia's nomadic horse culture Apr 11, 2017
    According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia.
  • Positive long-term colic surgery results for horses Mar 2, 2017
    Many horse owners and equine veterinarians find themselves facing a difficult decision when it comes to treating a horse surgically for colic, with concerns including postoperative performance and expense. Now, a recently published study shows that colic surgery results in overwhelmingly positive outcomes for both horses and owners.
  • Horse-riding can improve children's cognitive ability Mar 2, 2017
    Recent research shows that the effects of vibrations produced by horses during horse-riding lead to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which improves learning in children.

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    Horses - Google News
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      Monadnock Ledger TranscriptFive horses surrendered from Peterborough residenceMonadnock Ledger TranscriptLive and Let Live Farm volunteer Dot McCully from Chichester nuzzles up to one of the five horses rescued from a neglect situation in Peterborough Tuesday. “I was in love as soon as I saw him get off the truck,†McCully said. Heather Evans of Live ...and more »
    • Retirement community offering horse equine therapy - KGUN9.com - KGUN Yesterday
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    • Rescue Village goes above and beyond to give horses new life - WKYC-TV Yesterday
      WKYC-TVRescue Village goes above and beyond to give horses new lifeWKYC-TVRUSSELL TOWNSHIP, OH - From a baby just a few weeks old to a bonded pair, Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village is focused on making a new life for several horses. Rescue Village helps all sorts of animals like dogs and cats, but the organization is ...


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    1. ^ horse. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horse