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A Horse’s Eye

A horse’s eyeballs are the largest of any land mammal and magnify everything fifty percent larger than we perceive it. http://practicalhorsemanmag.com/article/eyes_091003-11326 A horse’s eyes are located on either side of his head giving them a wide circular view. This is an advantage for a prey animal needing early warning of predators. This panoramic vision is ‘monocular’ which enables them to view their surroundings on both sides, with either eye. http://www.horsewyse.com.au/howhorsessee.html. The horses’ binocular vision comes into play when both eyes…

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Breeding

Babies are so cute!  There are too many! A mare is sexually mature at about 18 months of age and can remain fertile well into her later years – 25-35. If they have access to a stallion, mares will breed naturally yearly. So, it is possible that one mare can be expected to produce more than 20 new horses during her lifetime. The best studies estimate that there are approximately 170,00 unwanted horses in the Unites States each year. Unwanted…

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We’re Number 2! But…

In our last issue of the NeighSaver we asked you to “Ponder This”. The State of Oregon was rated #2 (led only by Illinois) in its animal cruelty laws with Kentucky scoring last of the fifty states. Source:  Animal Legal Defense Fund 2015 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings.    Check out the rankings here.  Here is what we think. The ranking for our State of Oregon is great – second in the country for the quality of its animal welfare…

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