Mar 31, 2017
Big flood in Peru
Here is the official announcement from the ANCPCPP. It says this is necessary
due to the effects of the recent storms and mudslide damages to a large part of
the country, in particular in the North which has been hit very hard. As before,
if you can please donate and also please send prayers. Thank you.
Jo Ann and Raul dS
EL LXXII CONCURSO NACIONAL DEL CABALLO PERUANO DE PASO HA SIDO POSPUESTO A LA
SEMANA DEL 4 AL 11 DE JUNIO 2017. COMUNICADO OFICIAL
Asociación Nacional de Criadores y Propietarios de Caballos Peruanos de Paso.
Estimados Asociados Criadores, Propietarios y Aficionados,
El día de ayer, 28 de marzo de 2017, se llevó a cabo una sesión extraordinaria
del Consejo Directivo de la Asociación Nacional de Criadores y Propietarios de
Caballos Peruanos de Paso, para evaluar la actual situación por la que está
atravesando el país, debido a las fuertes lluvias, huaicos e inundaciones.
Tal como anunciamos en el comunicado del viernes 24 del presente mes, hemos
continuado evaluando los lamentables acontecimientos provocados por los
fenómenos naturales ya mencionados en todo el territorio nacional, los cuales
han tenido trágicas consecuencias especialmente en la zona Norte del país,
teniendo como resultando esta semana, la inundación total de la ciudad de Piura.
AFICHE CON FECHA CAMBIADA
Es en virtud de estos acontecimientos, que hemos tomado la decisión de postergar
el LXXII Concurso Nacional del Caballo Peruano de Paso, el cual se llevará a
cabo del 4 al 11 de junio del presente año.
Feb 12, 2016
Horses understand human facial expressions
Like fearful humans, horses raise the inner brow of their eyes when
threatened or surprised. Altogether their
faces can convey 17 emotions (ours express 27), and they readily
recognize the expressions on their fellow equines. But can they read our facial
cues? To find out, researchers tested 28 horses, including 21 geldings and
seven mares, from stables in the United Kingdom. Each horse was led by
his/her halter rope to a position in the stable, and then presented with a
life-size color photograph of the face of a man. The man was either smiling
or frowning angrily. The scientists recorded the animals’ reactions, and
measured their heart rates. Other studies have shown that stressed horses’
heart rates fluctuate, and when
the horses looked at the angry man, their hearts reached a maximum heart
rate more quickly than when they viewed the smiling image. When shown
the angry face, 20 of the horses also turned their heads so that they could
look at it with their left eye—a response that suggests they understood the
expression, the scientists report online today in Biology
Letters, because the right hemisphere of the brain is specialized for
processing negative emotions. Dogs, too, have this “left-gaze bias” when
confronting angry faces. Also, like dogs, the horses showed no such bias,
such as moving their heads to look with the right eye, when viewing the
happy faces—perhaps because the animals don’t need to respond to
nonthreatening cues. But an angry expression carries a warning—the person
may be about to strike. The discovery that horses as well as dogs—the only
two animals this has been tested in—can read our facial expressions
spontaneously and without training suggests one of two things: Either these
domesticated species devote a lot of time to learning our facial cues, or
the ability is innate and more widespread in the animal kingdom than
Nov 15, 2015
In a recent CapitalPress article there was mention of a toxic plant called
'hoary alyssum'. This plant, found in Washington is becoming more prevalent. It
has been found mixed with alfalfa. It is toxic to cattle and horses. In the
horse it increases foot temperature, which causes swelling from the knee down in
one or more legs and can turn into laminitis, a crippling disease for which
there is no specific treatment.
Source: CapitalPress Nov 13, 2015
a Hall of Fame list
Mimi Busk-Downey and I are compiling a list of
registered (in any registry) Peruvian Paso horses that lived to at least 25 yrs.
Since most breeders don't advise registries when horses die, there is
no such 'Hall of Fame' in our breed. We plan to post this information on an
Internet website, available to everyone, free of charge.
These horses can be
owned by anyone-- not necessarily you. and they can be deceased or still alive.
We hope you will help us to make this list as complete as possible, but
please do not send information directly to us. That will slow the process. In
the near future, a form, designed to make it easy and convenient will be sent to
anyone via e-mail. If you want to make sure a particular person receives the
Survey submission form, kindly send that e-mail address to Debbie Pye at
Regards, Verne R.
Jan 4, 2013