Archive | Wild Horses

The hairy past

Tail hair as an indicator of behavior and ecology in horses A common method for learning more about an animal’s ecology and behaviour is to analyse the chemical composition of its hair. This involves the analysis of isotopes, which are variants of a chemical element with different atomic weights. The ratio of different isotopes of […]

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Herd in Iceland

Icelandic Horses are domestic animals that live in the wild during the summer. When winter comes they are rounded up by their owners to be cared for during the winter. Filmmakers Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart have created a documentary that reveals the rich cultural and environmental history of Icelandic Horses and the culture and […]

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