Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today is Earth Day!

Hay Folks,

Today is Earth Day and I will be celebrating by playing the online computer game, “Fun on the Farm” on Equine Science 4 Kids!  Will you? Test your knowledge on environmental stewardship and see if you are smarter than a horse!

Plant a tree, in honor of Earth Day and ME, Lord Nelson!

Your pal,

Lord Nelson

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a…HORSE!

Ahh Choo! 

Pollen isn't the only thing that is flying in the air and making me sneeze, so is my own HAIR!  It’s shedding season and a nice gust of wind sends my hair flying everywhere, tickling my nose.  My equine scientist friend AND colleague (heh, heh, heh) spent several hours this past Saturday trying to help remove my undercoat by grooming me.  I’m surprised that I’m not bald, considering all of the hair that Dr. M has combed off of me.  It’s probably enough to cover another Lord Nelson!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FOWL Play?!

Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!

Spring is here and the birds are flying north and building nests for their chicks.  Birds are very important for the ecosystem, but in a horse barn, it’s a recipe for disaster!

My buddy Polly (the bird by my stable mate’s withers above) is very pretty and has a lovely voice and would never intentionally hurt me, but the bacteria and pathogens in her body can.  Some diseases I can get from birds (and their POOP!) are salmonella or cryptococcosis (a type of fungus).