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What is a "pigeon-breasted" horse?
A pigeon-breasted horse appears to have a "wishbone." It's actually caused by the front legs being set a little too far back. It can affect a horse's gait, but can actually help the horse make quick turns. (You have to look carefully to see it because it's ...
A pigeon-breasted horse appears to have a "wishbone." It's actually caused by the front legs being set a little too far back. It can affect a horse's gait, but can actually help the horse make quick turns. (You have...
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Offline Again
I will not be posting next week due to unplugging and stuff. And no, I am not going to talk about UK politics. Too depressing. (Which tells you which side I'm on).
I will not be posting next week due to unplugging and stuff. And no, I am not going to talk about UK politics. Too depressing. (Which tells you which side I'm on). Posted by Jennifer R. Povey at 1:08 PM · Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) ...
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Pollinator Week!
I was just reminded it's pollinator week. So, here's a reminder on ways you can help bees and other pollinators: 1. Plant pollinator-friendly native plants in a corner of your garden. Plants that attract hummingbirds are better than a feeder and require les...
I was just reminded it's pollinator week. So, here's a reminder on ways you can help bees and other pollinators: 1. Plant pollinator-friendly native plants in a corner of your garden. Plants that attract hummingbirds are better than a feeder and require less maintenance.
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Goldilocks - not just temperature
...but there's something else which also has to be "just right" - a planet's electric field. Earth has a natural electric field - it's caused by a potential gradient in the atmosphere - the earth is negative and the ionosphere is positive. This is, of cours...
...but there's something else which also has to be "just right" - a planet's electric field. Earth has a natural electric field - it's caused by a potential gradient in the atmosphere - the earth is negative and the ionosphere is positive. This is, of course, what causes thunderstorms.
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What is "pig eyed"?
A pig eyed horse is one that has disproportionately small eyes. It is generally considered a fault, both because it's viewed as unattractive and because it's associated with stubbornness or anxiety. This latter may have some truth to it - the smaller eye ma...
A pig eyed horse is one that has disproportionately small eyes. It is generally considered a fault, both because it's viewed as unattractive and because it's associated with stubbornness or anxiety. This latter may have some ...
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Why do we call a muscle cramp a "charley horse"?
...and does it have anything to do with actual horses. Possibly. We do know that the term showed up for the first time in the Boston Globe in 1886 to refer to baseball players, for whom muscle cramps in the leg are an occupational hazard. But why Charley ho...
...and does it have anything to do with actual horses. Possibly. We do know that the term showed up for the first time in the Boston Globe in 1886 to refer to baseball players, for whom muscle cramps in the leg are an occu...
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What is "slab sided"?
A slab sided horse is one that has straight sides, with the ribs flat and aligned vertically. It's considered a flaw because it limits the space available for the lungs to expand.
A slab sided horse is one that has straight sides, with the ribs flat and aligned vertically. It's considered a flaw because it limits the space available for the lungs to expand.
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What is a bull neck?
A bull neck is an excessively short and thick neck - one that resembles the neck of a cow. It's actually considered desirable in pulling horses (the collar sits better), but undesirable in riding horses as the horse finds it harder to balance. This rather s...
A bull neck is an excessively short and thick neck - one that resembles the neck of a cow. It's actually considered desirable in pulling horses (the collar sits better), but undesirable in riding horses as the horse finds it ...
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What is a dished face?
A dished face is a concave profile of the horse's head, sometimes with a bulged forehead. Extreme dishing is most often seen in Arabians, but many pony breeds also have slightly dished faces. In Arabians, the dish is desirable and associated with stamina - ...
A dished face is a concave profile of the horse's head, sometimes with a bulged forehead. Extreme dishing is most often seen in Arabians, but many pony breeds also have slightly dished faces. In Arabians, the dish is desirabl...
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RIP Anton Yelchin
I was at a convention all weekend, so I wasn't able to talk about this. Until now. Anton Yelchin, the second man to play Pavel Chekov, was killed in a tragic accident when his jeep, which was apparently not in park, rolled backwards over him. There are indi...
I was at a convention all weekend, so I wasn't able to talk about this. Until now. Anton Yelchin, the second man to play Pavel Chekov, was killed in a tragic accident when his jeep, which was apparently not in park, rolled backwards over him. There are indications the accident was caused by a ...
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What is a chuck wagon?
"Chuck wagon racing" is something seen at rodeos - but what exactly is a chuck wagon? The answer is - it's the wagon that carried the cooks, their equipment and supplies when out on a roundup or a drive. It was apparently named after an early cattle baron n...
"Chuck wagon racing" is something seen at rodeos - but what exactly is a chuck wagon? The answer is - it's the wagon that carried the cooks, their equipment and supplies when out on a roundup or a drive. It was apparently nam...
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Why do we say "one horse town"?
Actually, the etymology of this is a little bit muddy. It does imply a town so small only one horse would suffice to its needs - but honestly, in small towns in the mid-19th century, when the term originated, the horses would probably outnumber the humans. ...
Actually, the etymology of this is a little bit muddy. It does imply a town so small only one horse would suffice to its needs - but honestly, in small towns in the mid-19th century, when the term originated, the horses would...
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If you want freelance writing work done, go to my website. I do SEO writing, ghost blogging, proof reading and script work. My best subjects are pets and animals, including horses, writing advice, fitness and travel. I will also rewrite your own material and improve the written content on your website. Copy editing and proofreading services are also available. Rates are on my G+ page (Jennifer R. Povey Writer)

If you want to read cool fiction, go to my website. Some of it is even free.

In politics, I consider myself an independent. I am in favor of marriage equality, feel government should stay out of our bedrooms and our doctor's offices, and believe welfare should be a safety net not a fish handout. I do not identify as either a liberal or conservative.

I am British by birth and American by choice.

I ride horses. I occasionally hug trees. I think science is cool and technology can solve our problems.

I read voraciously, but mostly science fiction and fantasy. I role play, but I do not roll play.

I believe in humanity and I believe in the divine. However, I am *not* a Christian. I am a Druid and Asetru, so my theological arguments may seem odd to some of you. I believe in moving forward as a civilization to a new equilibrium with the world and the universe, not backwards to the 'good old days'.

I dislike racism, sexism and homophobia, but I value differing opinions. I dislike arguments but love debates. I place a high value on respectful disagreement but will cheerfully block trolls and assholes. I have strong opinions and I voice them freely.

Note: I post GLBT oriented material regularly (but I do not post pornographic material). Some of the links I post may be to horror fiction, in some cases fairly extreme. Not everything I post would be considered suitable by all parents. You have been warned.

My blocking policy:
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Post child pornography - blocked and reported.
Make personal attacks against me - blocked.
Direct message me to sell a product unless it is through an opt-in circle - blocked.
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Multiple short story credits. First novel fall 2013.
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