Friday, July 25, 2014

Equine Herding Behavior featuring Le Cheesecake! (VIDEO)

Bonjour, everyone! This is Le Cheesecake, giving you the latest scoop on what’s happening at the Rutgers farm.  My mentor, Lord Nelson is taking a little vacation and has asked his French mademoiselle (me!) to write his next blog post. I don’t know how he types on these itsy-bitsy keys!  Keep reading to get to the VIDEO file below!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fireworks – Fight or Flight!

Hay Folks,

The Fourth of July is almost here and that means barbeques, HOT DOGS, (Mmm mmm mmm) and of course fireworks!  Fireworks are magnificent and a great way to represent my patriotism, after all, I am an AMERICAN Quarter horse. But in a horse’s mind, the loud sounds and bright lights can mean “something is attacking me!” and trigger a horse’s flight response.  This can be very dangerous for the horse and people around them, too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Got Protozoa on the Brain?

Hay Folks,

I’m glad you stuck around to find out about the nasty protozoa that causes Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM). Remember I talked a little about this month?  If you’re just tuning in, check out my previous blog post, “Recycling Manure”.