The second edition of the Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh occurred last weekend. Known as "The World's Richest Race," the Saudi Cup drew more than 100 entries from nine countries this year to compete for $30,500,000 in prizes. MISHRIFF won the feature race and 20 million dollars.
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An adult horse at rest should have a body temperature of 99 - 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.2 - 38.6 degrees Celsius. The normal temperature range for a foal is 99.5 - 102.1 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.5 - 38.9 degrees Celsius.
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A dropped head is body language for a horse that is relaxed and feeling good, especially if the horse's ears are hanging to the side as well.
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Jereed, or “çavgan,” is a centuries-old Turkish equestrian sport that features opponents throwing wooden javelins at each other on horseback.
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In 2015 a rare complete, articulated horse skeleton from the 17th century was unearthed in St. Augustine, Florida that archaeologists believe was a Marsh Tacky, a type of swamp pony descended from the first horses brought over from Spain to North America.
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