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Should you sedate a horse for transport?
I had a non-horse person ask me today why we didn't sedate a mare we want to move but who refuses to load. There's a good reason why. Horses travel standing up. If you've ever had to stand on public transport, you know that you have to grab on to something ...
I had a non-horse person ask me today why we didn't sedate a mare we want to move but who refuses to load. There's a good reason why. Horses travel standing up. If you've ever had to stand on public transport, you know that y...
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Happy Birthday...Parks
Although Yellowstone, the archetype, is older, the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday today. The modern Park Service was created by legislation signed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. May the Park Service continue to protect our nati...
Although Yellowstone, the archetype, is older, the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday today. The modern Park Service was created by legislation signed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. May the Park Service continue to protect our national treasures.
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What is a horse's respiratory rate?
Just for completeness - a normal respiratory rate for adult horses is 8 to 12 breaths per minute when at rest (in contrast, the normal adult human respiratory rate is 12 to 20 breaths per minute - this reflects the difference in size).
Just for completeness - a normal respiratory rate for adult horses is 8 to 12 breaths per minute when at rest (in contrast, the normal adult human respiratory rate is 12 to 20 breaths per minute - this reflects the difference...
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David Attenborough...
...recently got a ship. Now he's also got...a cat. Scientists have named a newly discovered extinct species of marsupial lion Microleo attenboroughi   after the British naturalist and broadcaster (who in addition to being absolutely fantastic at explaining ...
...recently got a ship. Now he's also got...a cat. Scientists have named a newly discovered extinct species of marsupial lion Microleo attenboroughi after the British naturalist and broadcaster (who in addition to being absolutely fantastic at explaining biology to non-scientists also ...
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What is a horse's heart rate?
A lot lower than ours! A healthy horse has a resting heart rate of 28-44 beats per minute. Foals, though, can have a heart rate as high as 120 at birth, dropping to 60 to 80 - basically, the heart rate slows with age until maturity. Because of the large var...
A lot lower than ours! A healthy horse has a resting heart rate of 28-44 beats per minute. Foals, though, can have a heart rate as high as 120 at birth, dropping to 60 to 80 - basically, the heart rate slows with age until ma...
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More on 3D printed prosthetics...
...because they're for the birds. There's now a group called Animal Avengers who make 3D printed prosthetics for animals. Including replacement beaks. They've even been able to release birds into the wild with their prosthetics, made of biodegradable plasti...
...because they're for the birds. There's now a group called Animal Avengers who make 3D printed prosthetics for animals. Including replacement beaks. They've even been able to release birds into the wild with their prosthetics, made of biodegradable plastic. 3-D printing has also now been used ...
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Saturday Planet-Gazing
If you happen to have an uninterrupted view to the west on Saturday at dusk, look out for a close passage of Venus and Jupiter - they're going to look almost like they're touching. Also, if you haven't backed it yet, go here: We're heading rapidly for our M...
If you happen to have an uninterrupted view to the west on Saturday at dusk, look out for a close passage of Venus and Jupiter - they're going to look almost like they're touching. Also, if you haven't backed it yet, go here: We're heading rapidly for our Mystery Stretch Goal and I already know ...
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What is normal temperature for a horse?
Between 99 and 101 F.  So, they run very, very slightly hotter than we do.
Between 99 and 101 F. So, they run very, very slightly hotter than we do.
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Studying Proxima b.
It's about 1.3 times the size of Earth, it's smack in the middle of it's stars habitable zone, and it's only four light years away. All of which makes Proxima b the best target to study terrestrial planets. Does it have life? We don't know yet...but it migh...
It's about 1.3 times the size of Earth, it's smack in the middle of it's stars habitable zone, and it's only four light years away. All of which makes Proxima b the best target to study terrestrial planets. Does it have life? We don't know yet...but it might be possible for new propulsion ...
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Actually, current theories indicate that being tide-locked is not nearly as much of a problem as we think. Tide and weather effects would be created by differential heating and the flow of the atmosphere from one side to the other. It would be a very different system from Earth, but it could well be viable for life.

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How do you check a horse's pulse?
I talked about equine heart rates - but you can't exactly put your fingers on a horse's wrist. In fact, the normal place to check a horse's pulse is under the jaw. There's a facial artery that runs below and slightly behind the front corner of the eye that ...
I talked about equine heart rates - but you can't exactly put your fingers on a horse's wrist. In fact, the normal place to check a horse's pulse is under the jaw. There's a facial artery that runs below and slightly behind t...
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Potential research black hole...
...NASA is releasing all of the research they've funded to the public. Somebody restrain me so I don't spend a month exploring? Seriously, this is absolutely awesome, especially as a lot of science research is hidden behind pretty high paywalls.
NASA is releasing all of the research they've funded to the public. Somebody restrain me so I don't spend a month exploring? Seriously, this is absolutely awesome, especially as a lot of science research is hidden behind pretty high paywalls. Posted by Jennifer R. Povey at 6:16 PM.
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Should horses eat clover?
We tend to have an image of clover being a good plant. The picture of a cow or a horse up to their ankles in clover is common. However, clover can often be too rich for horses, and should generally not be fed to ponies, especially in the spring. Clover just...
We tend to have an image of clover being a good plant. The picture of a cow or a horse up to their ankles in clover is common. However, clover can often be too rich for horses, and should generally not be fed to ponies, espec...
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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.

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Multiple short story credits. First novel fall 2013.
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