FARCEUR (72924) 7332, Grand Champion Stallion in 1913 at the International Livestock Exposition. This chestnut roan stallion, exhibited by William Crownover of Hudson, Iowa, was foaled in 1910. Well known for the excellence of his offspring, Grant Good of Ogden, Iowa, paid $47,500 to own this horse, which was a breed record. Farceur died in 1921.   Indigene du Fosteau (29718), Champion Stallion in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909 at Belgium's National Belgian Show. This red sorrel, whose mane and tail were white, was considered "the mightiest horse of all," and a national treasure by the government of Belgium. To…
The purebred Belgian filly “Miracle” at 17 days of age. Note the skinless lesions on her left hock, stifle, hip and elbow. Healing. I first became a player in this very interesting case involving a newly born Belgian filly via a phone call from its obviously distraught owner on the evening of April 6, 2005. The history obtained over the phone was as follows: A purebred Belgian filly was delivered on April 1. The birth was normal and both the dam and foal were apparently very healthy with one exception–there were areas of skin missing on the lateral sides of…
(From the Breeder's Gazettes of the period, the 1930 International Livestock Show album and general news sources.) As readers of this column know, the Breeder's Gazette of that particular time would, more often than not, run a picture or painting of a great sire on the cover. This would be followed up with a feature article about the animal, the folks who bred him and/or owned him, and all the good things that had sprung from his loins. The "improvement through purebreds" philosophy was in full flower. The road to rural prosperity led through cows that produced more milk, steers…
(From breed publications and general news of the period) The Brooklyn Dodgers were no strangers to the World Series. They had, in fact, been there eight times and never prevailed. The last five times they had participated in these autumn festivities, they had fallen to the New York Yankees. In 1955, they faced the Yankees for the sixth time ... and lost the first two games. It was just like old times. Then ... a miracle happened. They won the next four and were finally baseball's Champions of the World. It never happened again. It had been ten years since…
It hasn't always been a case of "us and them," or "the Western world versus the Moslem world" where petroleum assets are concerned. Just 25 years ago this fall, a vicious war over oil assets was being waged between Iran and Iraq. Iran was a theocracy. Iraq was a dictatorship. Both were Moslem and both were led by fanatics who could generate considerable enthusiasm for sending their young men to death to prove it. The two tyrants were Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini and Iraq's President Saddam Hussein. Since the Ayatollah was sitting on 52 American hostages in the embassy in Tehran…
Panel judging can be a contentious issue in draft horse circles. Correctly employed, there is no judging system viewed with greater favor. Incorrectly employed, there is no judging system exhibitors and spectators will view with greater contempt. When interbreed champions are selected at a draft horse show, panel judging can be employed with excellent results. However, to achieve this, the following conditions must be met: 1-members of the judging panel should select one of their number to issue the necessary instructions to the ringmaster in a performance class; 2-each member of the judging panel must work alone; Once the class…
Disclaimer - This article is intended as general discussion and information on the topic covered, and is not to be construed as rendering legal advice. If legal advice is needed, you should contact an attorney. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of the author. Must you be a veterinarian to float teeth, pull teeth, ultrasound, pregnancy check, massage or render chiropractic care to a horse? This question has arisen many times over the past number of years and needs to be analyzed. Let me begin by saying each state regulates the…
My wife collects cow art. I don’t think it was anything she planned, or if it was even her idea. She once worked for the state cattle growers association and has always had an “Eat Beef” license on the front of her car. So, I suspect someone gave her a small cow knick-knack. Later, a neighbor was visiting, saw the knick-knack and concluded she collected cows! When the occasion arose for a gift, that same neighbor gave my wife another cow knick-knack. An avalanche began. Now our house is festooned with photos, paintings, statuettes, refrigerator magnets, key chains, temp tats,…

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