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That's really cute, Ali!
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That's a nice simple explanation, thanks!
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Thanks so much for this. I am stunned to know that Wright painted more than one version of this scene and this night. A very similar painting was exhibited in the US in 2008 and I wrote about it here for The Hoof Blog (Hoofcare Publishing USA):
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asking many of the same questions as Mr Wallis but without the benefit of seeing the one he stands before, which includes a woman on horseback. In the US-exhibited painting, one of the children shrinks from the sparks, as if he had been burned, thus answering one of Mr Wallis's questions. I love Joseph Wright of Derby's nocturnal paintings, and could live in that world with him. 
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It's a "Bye Bye Miss American Pie" kind of day in American farriery. Iconic 20th century horseshoer Bruce Daniels has died. What a guy:  http://bit.ly/1B2HR7x
 
He wrote the book on shoeing horses, American style, in the 20th century. New Jersey horseshoer Bruce Daniels did it all and told great stories about it afterwards. We'll miss him--and the world he lived in. More on Bruce on The Hoof Blog: http://bit.ly/1B2HR7x
Bruce Daniels died today, just before noon. The icon of American horseshoeing of the late 20th century had suffered several aortic aneurysms. The farrier world will be a little less colorful now.
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Great name for a race filly: "Play Pretty". Great family ties: Shackleford's baby sister. One to watch from top trainer Graham Motion:
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On your way over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house, stop by an independent bookstore and pick up a copy of Amy Poehler's biography, Yes Please. Then curl up by the fire and read what she has to say about creativity and authenticity. I'm giving thanks for Amy and her book--here's a review with some snippets if you don't believe me!
I first fell in love with Amy Poehler when I fell in love with Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) on Parks & Rec. Leslie Knope is a city official for the Pawnee Parks & Rec department and she is enthusiastic, honest, optimistic, proud, and kind. A true role model.
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Last weekend, Equine Affaire here in Massachusetts gave me chance to find out what''s on horse owners' minds. And it turns out it's their horses' stomachs. Here's an article about what they had to say, what the exhibitors had to say and what I've found out since. Read it on The Jurga Report for Equus Magazine:
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I've long believed this, and appreciated the websites that laid out pages that are easy to read. I forget to use Clearly! As a publisher, I think that "wall to wall" web layout can offer a better reading experience than many of the cannted page-turner pdf solutions that we automatically adopt to share our publications Your "LifeandThyme" example illustrates that point beautifully. 

Long form journalism is not dead, it's just been waiting for the web to figure out how to present it in a worthy format. And it's getting there!

Hopefully, my next website can deliver snacks and banquets and bring out the best of each.
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Ric Redden in the Wall Street Journal...nice slide show as well as a text article.
How farrier and veterinarian Ric Redden prepares to treat horses.
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A gift to Animal Health Foundation laminitis research means a horse will never be forgotten. And just for extra insurance, donors now have the option of listing horses by name on the Laminitis Memorial Wall on the AHF website. The Animal Health Foundation funds laminitis research exclusively. Recent projects have included major breakthroughs in endocrine-related laminitis at Dr Chris Pollitt's Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit, and verification of a simplified home insulin test for horses by Dr Nick Frank at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.ahf-laminitis.org/p/memorial-donor.html
The Animal Health Foundation understands and respects the desire of our donors to support laminitis research in the memory of specific horses they may have known or loved. Maybe it was your own horse. Maybe it was a famous horse like Secretariat or Barbaro. Maybe it was a client's horse you ...
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One great thing about living in New England is all the people who come "home" for the holidays! I had time to visit with Lisa Lancaster, PhD, DVM, author of "The Sound Hoof", who was here visiting her mother. She's part of the teaching team in the innovative medical equine acupuncture program at Colorado State vet school, and continues with her hoof morphology research with Dr Robert Bowker at Michigan State vet school. There is talk of an updated, more research-oriented edition of The Sound Hoof. Stay tuned!
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A Thanksgiving to match the color of mashed potatoes...
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  • Fran Jurga
    Exhibit design consultant and writer, 1985 - present
    Exhibit planning and design services for aquariums, zoos and museums as an architectural sub-contractor. Complete exhibit program clients have included the Tennessee Aquarium (phases 1 and 2), Ring of Fire Aquarium (Osaka), Genoa Aquarium, Oceanario (Lisbon), US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Mystic Aquarium, New Hampshire Seacoast Science Center, and visitor centers for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Forest Service. Feasibility studies and planning phases for major cities worldwide for exhibitions, institutions and visitor centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland. Current project: commercial aquarium development for a major US retailer.
  • Fran Jurga
    Freelance writer and publishing/web content consultant, 1985 - present
  • The Jurga Report
    Writer, editor, 2006 - present
  • Hoofcare Publishing
    Writer, editor, publisher, consultant, 1985 - present
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Fran Jurga specializes in reporting on horse health and lameness problems, with a keen interest in the equine foot. She is founder, editor and publisher of Hoofcare & Lameness: The Journal of Equine Foot Science and manages its many print, media, and continuing education projects related to the study of the horse's foot and equine lameness. 

Two of Fran's specialty projects are The Jurga Report, an award-winning news and commentary site on horse health hosted by The Equine Network's Equisearch.com for EQUUS Magazine, (http://www.thejurgareport.com) and her own Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog, at http://www.hoofblog.com

The horse universe headed to London in the summer of 2012, and Fran was right in the middle of it with her "Equestrian London" reporting for discoverhorses.com. The feature-filled EQLondon.com site integrated with Twitter, Facebook and a "ScoopIt" headline news feed to cross-pollinate social media platforms.

Fran looked west to Hollywood in 2011, and launched War Horse News for the Steven Spielberg film War Horse and the horsecentric and history-conscious culture spawned by the film, book and Broadway play.

In 2010, Fran turned her attention to the excitement of the  Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Lexington, Kentucky with "Discover WEG with Fran Jurga", an info-saturated, media-rich news source. Other specialty news projects have included The Equine Network's WorldRides about the 2008 Olympic equestrian events and a special tour blog for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

Fran's work is not limited to horses. She has worked extensively in the field of exhibit design and conceptual planning for the architectural and institutional development of zoos, aquariums, natural history museums, and visitor centers throughout the world. If you've been to an aquarium and seen the writing on the wall, chances are that Fran Jurga conceived of and composed it.

Fran is the author of the award-winning reference book Understanding the Equine Foot, as well as The Farmers Market Cookbook and Best Country Inns of New England. She has worked as a ghostwriter, editor and publicist in the book publishing field.

Creative publishing and new media projects, both entrepreneurial and for clients, fill Fran's days but she always has time to brainstorm the next one. Call or email Fran to talk about how she can help get your best message into print, onto the web, or condensed into the 140 characters of Twitter.
Education
  • Simmons College
    B.A. Journalism
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    photography and graphic design courses
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Photography courses
  • Fine Arts Work Center
    Creative Writing, 2008 - 2008
  • Simmons College
    Web and graphic design courses, 2009 - 2010
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