9079Re: talk about bad articles!!!!!!
- Jul 2, 2009Gee, does that mean the Fjords just don't realize they can stand up now???
--- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, Rachael Keish <rachaelo@...> wrote:
> Heheh, thanks, I needed a good laugh today Your Grace!
> :-), Marguerite
> (home sick...gotta love preschoolers sharing their germs)
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Henrik Olsgaard <henriksd5@...>wrote:
> > Now see, this is really confusing. I thought draft horses were bred by the
> > ansestors of the Incas in the high Andes mountains, because they didn't have
> > wheels, to carry heavy loads. Then the ice age set in - starting at the tops
> > of the highest mountains and working down to the lowlands. The ice age then
> > drove the drafts up into Montana where the Tyranosaurs ate most of them.
> > Recent discovery of a fosilised tyranosaur mummy has allowed scientists to
> > do radiographic studies of this tyranosaur, including it's internal organs
> > and they've found it's stomach and the food it ate. There seem to be
> > distinct evidence it included a draft horse, according to the national
> > inquirer magazine! And bat boy was riding it!
> > From there the remaining few draft horses were driven by the advancing ice,
> > north westerly to the Bearing Strait where they encountered the first wave
> > of the most recent humans migrating from Asia, who were hungry and ate them.
> > A very few of the draft horses managed to hide in the snow there by
> > pretending to be "drifts" ( clearly a corruption of the word "draft") and
> > were passed by. They then, continued into Siberia where they were able to
> > find a place to live on the steppes. Over time the remaining draft horses
> > got used to the windy drafts ( again a clear connection with that breed) on
> > the steppes by hunching down when the wind blew, and became shorter. Then
> > the local humans caught them and domesticated them . Some of those horses
> > were then taken to warmer climates where the wind didn't blow and they
> > stopped hunching down and so stood taller and became the big draft horses we
> > know today.
> > That's how I understood the origins of draft horses. Is that really wrong?
> > Henrik
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > --- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, "DIANNE KARP" <diannekarp@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Did you know that the draft horse began during the ice age!!!!! oh my oh
> > > my read on.........
> > >
> > > Siobhan
> > >
> > >
> > > http://www.equestrianmag.com/article.php?story=power_behind_the_draft
> > >
> > > Power Behind the Draft
> > > An EquestrianMag Exclusive Article
> > >
> > > It is quite possible that the United States of America would not have
> > > been able to build the strong industry is has today without the help of
> > > the draft horse. These horses have aided this country through the
> > > Industrial Revolution, World War I, and even play a vital role today.
> > > Known as an icon of strength and power, draft horses are the "gentle
> > > giants" of the equine species.
> > >
> > > A "draft" horse is any horse capable of pulling heavy loads, and that is
> > > exactly what these horses do best. The draft horse can vary in size and
> > > weight. The height of a draft horse ranges from sixteen to eighteen hands
> > > high, and weighs between sixteen hundred and two thousand pounds.
> > > Considering other horses typically do not stand higher than fifteen or
> > > sixteen hands high, the draft horse seems to tower over other horses when
> > > standing side by side.
> > >
> > > The massive size of a draft horse may be considered intimidating to those
> > > unfamiliar with this type of horse, or to those who are accustomed to
> > > smaller horses, but the draft horse has a calm, friendly and willing
> > > temperament. Once the initial shock of the draft horse's size wears off,
> > > however, most horse lovers find this animal to be a very gentle family
> > > horse. These excellent qualities coupled with a strong muscular build
> > > make the draft a welcomed companion in the field.
> > >
> > > The draft horse has a history heavy in war, agriculture and
> > > industrialism. It is believed that the Ice Age forced groups of horses
> > > into sections that were divided by glaciers. Each section developed
> > > traits necessary for their survival. It was at this time that the draft
> > > horse began to develop.
> > >
> > > Hundreds of years later the draft horse was domesticated by man. These
> > > horses were heavily relied up on during the Medieval period (500-1000
> > > A.D.) for their strength and endurance. Medieval knights rode these
> > > horses though tough terrain during times of war. Their size, speed and
> > > good temperament made then faithful companions on the battlefield. It was
> > > also during the Medieval period that the infamous "Black Horse of
> > > Flanders" appeared in Europe . This horse is believed to be the "father"
> > > of all modern draft horses.
> > >
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