Tag Archive: Nature

The Nature of the Beast – Understanding Horse Behavior

By Saundra TenBroeck, Ph.D. Associate Professor/Extension Horse Specialist Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida A Florida wild horse at Paynes Prairie State Park. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan. If you examined the horse from a design engineering perspective, you would quickly realize they have been created to live in circumstances very different than …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/07/the-nature-of-the-beast-understanding-horse-behavior/

Fooling Mother Nature for January Foals

Horses are seasonal breeders Source: Myhorseuniversit.vudat.msu.edu When day length is getting shorter, mares begin to grow winter hair coats, their estrous cycles become erratic, then they stop ovulating for a period of time that is called anestrous.  After December 21st (winter solstice) the days begin to lengthen. The mare perceives subtle changes in daylight and, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/fooling-mother-nature-for-january-foals/

Twelve Days of a Nature Christmas

Tis the season… the days are shorter, the lines at the stores are longer, and everyone is busy getting ready. This newsletter is about natural resources and nature – so I was thinking about how we could all enjoy the spirit of this holiday for the wildlife and for our own peace of mind. Maybe …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/21/twelve-days-of-a-nature-christmas/

Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/22/explore-and-create-with-nature-at-your-4-h-club-meetings/