Latest Horses News

Scientists have traced the origin of the modern horse to a lineage that emerged 4,200 years ago

Jun. 06, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The horse transformed human history – and now scientists have a clearer idea of when humans began to transform the horse. Around 4,200 years ago, one particular lineage of horse quickly became dominant across Eurasia, suggesting that’s when humans started to...

Rescuers free 2 horses stuck in the mud in Connecticut

May. 12, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

LEBANON, Conn. (AP) — Two horses stuck deep in mud for hours in Connecticut were pulled out by more than a dozen rescuers Saturday, emerging messy and tired, but safe. A trio of horses were walking from a pasture to a barn though swampy woods in Lebanon, Connecticut, about 25 miles...

Caramelo, the Brazilian horse stranded on a roof by floods, is rescued after stirring the nation

May. 10, 2024 02:10 AM EDT

CANOAS, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian horse nicknamed Caramelo by social media users garnered national attention after a television news helicopter filmed him stranded on a rooftop in southern Brazil, where massive floods have killed more than 100 people. About 24 hours after he was...

1 horse remains under observation and another is expected to recover fully after London rampage

Apr. 29, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of the military horses that broke away from their trainers and galloped through the streets of London last week is expected to make a full recovery while another remains under observation, the British Army said Monday. Quaker, a black horse, has shown "significant...

2 military horses that broke free and ran loose across London are in serious condition

Apr. 25, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two military horses that bolted and ran miles through the streets of London after being spooked by construction noise and tossing their riders were in serious condition Thursday after undergoing operations, a U.K. government official said. The animals were among a...

Wild horses to remain in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park, lawmaker says

Apr. 25, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wild horses will stay in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park amid fears from advocates that park officials would remove the beloved animals from the rugged badlands landscape, a key lawmaker said Thursday. Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said he...

Wild horses will stay in North Dakota national park as officials reject removal of herd from Badlands, key lawmaker says

Apr. 25, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wild horses will stay in North Dakota national park as officials reject removal of herd from Badlands, key lawmaker says.

Cloning makes three: Two more endangered ferrets are gene copies of critter frozen in 1980s

Apr. 17, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two more black-footed ferrets have been cloned from the genes used for the first clone of an endangered species in the U.S., bringing to three the number of slinky predators genetically identical to one of the last such animals found in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Sydney attack victims include a mother who saved her baby, a Chinese grad student and an architect

Apr. 15, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The people killed and wounded by an assailant at a Sydney shopping mall were mostly women. A police officer shot and killed the man who had attacked people at the busy Westfield Bondi Junction mall, and his family said he had a long history of schizophrenia, lacked...

Serbia's only horse sanctuary has cared for dozens of tortured, old and neglected animals

Apr. 10, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

LAPOVO, Serbia (AP) — Zeljko Ilicic saved his first horse from certain death 12 years ago and found his calling. The Serbian, now 43, set up the Balkan country's only horse sanctuary in 2015 on a small piece of land in Lapovo in Central Serbia. Around 80 horses have since passed...