What The Muck Is That? Wry Nose
Amanda Uechi Ronan, #HorseNerd, details wry nose in this week’s “What the Muck Is That?”
#TBT: 13 Perfectly Horsey Quotes
I love books almost as much as I love horses. Here are some of my favorite equine-centric moments in literature. (more…)
Horses in Archaeology: 2,000-year-old Skeleton Found at Roman Site
That’s really old.
The Only Samurai Woman Warrior
Horse Nerd Amanda Uechi Ronan recently made a trip to the museum to learn about samurai. She saw a saddle made of mother of pearl and discovered a new hero: female samurai Tomoe Gozen.
The First Women Warriors on Horseback
Scythian women were kicking butt and taking names from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century AD.
HorseNerd: Minecraft Now Has Horses
The popular video game has just added a whole lot of equestrian appeal. (more…)
HorseNerd: Mystery Horse Skeleton Found at Home of King Charles II
Archaeologists may have discovered the skeleton of the legendary 19th century stallion Doctor Syntax. (more…)
3 Strange But True Winter Horse Facts
From controlling hair growth and breeding seasons through light to producing body heat by fermentation… here are a few winter facts even seasoned equestrians might not know.
47-Million-Year-Old Fossil of Horse & Unborn Foal Discovered
Once upon a time, a thirsty pregnant mare likely sealed her fate — and that of her unborn foal’s — when she drank from a lake poisoned with deadly volcanic gases. Now scientists are studying their remains.
HorseNerd: Horses in Archaeology
Relative to other animals, horses weren’t domesticated all that long ago.
Equine Science + Video Game = Horse Nerd Heaven
Rutgers Equine Science Center recently unveiled a website for kids that is pretty fantastic. Let’s check it out.
HorseNerd Fact: The Oldest Known Pair of Pants Belonged to an Equestrian
The 3,200 year old remains of two men have been excavated in Western China and it has been confirmed that, as equestrians, they wore the pants in the family. (more…)
Does One Horse Actually Create One Horsepower?
Another burning question answered by our in-house horse geek, Amanda Ronan. (more…)
How One Little Horse Bet Changed Cinematic History
Did you know that the star of the FIRST FILM EVER was a horse? HN film buff Amanda Ronan explains. (more…)
The Lovely Bones
Amanda Ronan gives us a glimpse at some of the most interesting horses in history… and how museums honored them. (more…)