year : 2014 23 results

Indepth article on working horses and donkeys

Reading tip: a wonderful indepth article by Stephanie L. Church, editor in chief of thehorse.com, about the working horses and donkeys and the challenges and health issues NGO's encounter. “We know that for the whole world it might be only a donkey, mule, or horse, but for the marginalized poor owner it is the whole world.”Ganesh Pande of Shramik Bharti, a Brooke India partner organization Not only does it cover the challenges in detail, featuring many specialistst on the subject, it is ...

Equestrian facility uses smart rain water collecting

Just south of Melbourne, Australia, Seth Stein Architects and Watson Architects and Design worked together on a private equestrian development. The architectural design includes a smart rain water collecting system. Four corrugated steel cylinders catch the rain water coming from the roof and supply large buried water tanks beneath the paddock, with the overflow supplying a newly build lake with a small island that serves as a bird sanctuary. The outer walls are made of rammed earth, sourced ...

Equus film festival raises environmental awareness

The first ever New York film festival dedicated entirely to horses will take place from November 21 to 22. A wide range of equestrian films will be screened. One of the most interesting films on the programm must be "The horses of Fukushima".   It tells the story of 40 horses close to the Fukushima nuclear plant. As a horse lover this film will reach straight into your hart. After reading about the film on the German blog PferdKultur and after watching the trailer I immediately ...

First CO2 neutral equestrian accommodation in The Netherlands

When Greetje Hakvoort and her partner Arien bought the large equestrian accommodation in Kootwijkerbroek in The Netherlands it had been empty for several years. They started renovating the buildings and the 6 hotel rooms. Part of the renovation plan was to reduce the enormous gas bills that took up a large part of the budget. By placing a bio mass heater, fueled by wood chips, they achieved a considerable gas reduction leading to an (almost) CO2 neutral location. To further enhance the sustai...

Let the horses run free; wild horses in Europe

The non-profit organisation Rewilding Europe launched it's new study "rewilding horses in Europe". It is the first of its kind on this exciting topic, providing the necessary background information as well as practical guidelines. The European wild horse is strangely enough both extinct and at the same time still present. Officially it is extinct since the early 1900s, but at the same time its genome is not lost and still exists across several types of old, original horses: from Exmoors in ...

World Equestrian Games uses waterless composting toilets

Spotted on twitter: a picture of the composting toilets used at the eventing venue of the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandie. Composting toilets are a great option if you have to build a toilet at remote places without access to water. Want to make one  yourself? Watch the video! http://youtu.be/xOOUxa4_K1g