Monthly Archives: DECEMBER 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Report Documents the Faulty Science of "Predator-Prey” Relationship Between Humans and Horses
Colorado Springs, CO (December 14, 2009) — When she realized Mark was being too agressive with her filly, Dale Rose of Brandon, Mississippi got creative. Rose "gave” the teenager an imaginary glove to gentle his touch. "Then,” says the Wind Child Farm owner, "it became beautiful to watch.”
Whereas many trainers would have corrected the teen by telling him that humans scare horses because we’re their natural predators, Rose thinks "the predator-prey construct is at best a wobbly allegory” that needs serious revision. An article released today by the non-profit research and education organization Tapestry Institute says she’s right.
The predator-prey model of horse-human relationship has the reputation of being science-based and therefore reliable. But Dr. Dawn Adrian, Tapestry’s Senior Scientist, says it’s not good science.
Adrian, whose Ph.D. in Paleobiology is from UC Berkeley, says, "Humans do eat ...
$4000 polo pony but the original adopter doesn’t have any contact information in regards to the person who purchased her. Please help us find this mare. Pictures are attached. Contact Mary Johnson at 614-565-9400 for return of Thoroughbred mare HILL CITY MISS. She is a dark bay 2004 mare with a star on her forehead. She has no other white markings. Her tattoo # is H15828. She was adopted from New in January, 2008, by a small breeder in Umatilla, Florida, who has now admitted to selling her and violating the terms of the adoption agreement. She may have been sold for a
When was the last time you were up close and personal with a piece of exercise equipment or
a pair of running shoes? Does the thought of going for a 5 mile run make you realize that you
have spent way too much time on the couch this past winter? If your horse could talk it would
probably share your sentiments in regard to jumping right into a long exercise outing when it
has spent the past several months lounging near the round bale, getting a hay belly, and
becoming unfit. Some people think that conditioning a horse is a mystical process. Keeping in
mind that a horse has much more in common with us human beings than with a motorcycle or
four-wheeler, will help to remove a lot of the mystery from the conditioning process.
Why should we be concerned about our horses’ fitness levels as we beginning riding them
after their long winter off? Horses, like humans, ...