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#EqHist2018: Lonneke Delpeut on “The Image of the Horse in Ancient Egypt”

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All month long we will be featuring speaker’s abstracts for the upcoming Equine History Conference: Why Equine History Matters. Register now!

The Image of the Horse in Ancient Egypt: A Source of Information and a Piece of Art Lonneke Delpeut, Leiden University

    The horse was introduced into ancient Egyptian society around the beginning of the New Kingdom (ca. 1600 BC). From the beginning of the 18th dynasty, we see the horse depicted in funerary temples belonging to the pharaohs as well as in superstructures of private tombs of Egypt’s elite. My research is about the two-dimensional depictions of the horse, namely the difference between the image as a source of information compared to the image as a piece of art. Every image contains a certain amount of information, and can for example tell us about how the horse is used in Egyptian society, what the Egyptians knew about…

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#EqHist2018: Breed, Purity, Race, and Class

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All month long we will be featuring speaker’s abstracts for the upcoming Equine History Conference: Why Equine History Matters. Register now!

Breed, Purity, Race, & Class: Modernity’s Interconnections Between Horse & Human
Monica Mattfeld & Kristen Guest, University of Northern British Columbia

     Associated with human intervention in natural processes alongside categories of ‘purity’ and ‘impurity,’ breed has been central to the development of the contemporary horse industry via breed associations and lucrative international industries such as Thoroughbred racing. Yet, as the work of Harriet Ritvo (Animal Estate), Donna Landry (Noble Brutes), Richard Nash (‘Honest English Breed’), Sandra Swart (Riding High), and Margaret Derry (Bred for Perfection; Horses in Society)—among many others—variously demonstrates, ‘breed’ is also enmeshed in the history of human identity. Perhaps most importantly, notions of equine breed have evolved alongside core human categories of identity such as nation, race, class and gender. As Karen Raber…

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#EqHist2018 is Approaching at a Gallop!

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   Follow us all month long for a sneak preview of the fantastic talks we have lined up for the Equine History Conference 2018: Why Equine History Matters at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Nov. 30- Dec. 2, 2018. Every day, we will post a new speaker profile with their abstract. Registration is closing soon, don’t miss out!

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Image: Gallop, 2009 by Clarice Smith, at the NSLM

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#MemberMonday: #EqHist2018 Keynote Richard Nash

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for Equine History 2018, Dr. Richard Nash. His work likely needs no introduction, including “‘Honest English Breed:’ The Thoroughbred as Cultural Metaphor,”  in The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World, one of the works that reinvigorated the field of equine history.

PhD, University of Virginia, English

What got you into history, and into equine history?

   I have only worked two places in my life: the university and the racetrack; my parents were both English professors who met in their first year of teaching at the University of Louisville at a New Faculty mixer at Churchill Downs.  As my webpage indicates, my developing interest in theorizing nature-culture hybridity as integral to understanding “modernity” directed my attention to combining my two lifelong interests by studying the role of the creation of…

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Catching Up…is hard to do.

My apologies to readers and to those waiting for their interviews to be released – most of you know I have two blogs, Marsh Tacky Tales and Psoriatic Disease Survival Guide . Sometimes they influence each other, for instance – last month was pretty difficult healthwise and I didn’t get most of what I wanted to get done for either blog completed. Sometimes I find something amazing for the horses and want to try it out on me to see if it helps humans too, like the PEMF session I haven’t been able to attend yet.  So, I want to let you all  know that there are a lot of amazing posts coming this month, along with a few changes to Marsh Tacky Tales.

I have had time to reflect on what Marsh Tacky Tales set out to do.

Marsh Tacky Tales is about preserving the South Carolina State Heritage Horse, the Marsh Tacky, one tale at a time.

There are still less than 500 horses.

There still is no funding to educate about the Marsh Tacky Horse.

There are still many tales of these horses to be told.

I think there may be a Kickstarter in the future….

I hope you will all follow on this journey and make the dream come true.

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The Divine Horse invited me to present Beach Race Champion, A Marsh Tacky Tale on Saturday October 6 to help celebrate Literacy!!!

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Completely last minute invite to The Divine Horse  on Saturday! I absolutely love being able to attend local events to promote the SC State Heritage Horse. It’s been a few years since I have been out to the elementary schools in York County. I met so many wonderful people on Saturday and enjoyed conversing about one of the best kept secrets of South Carolina, the Marsh Tacky Horse.

A great big Thank You to divinehorse

The Divine Horse is currently carrying the Beach Race Champion, A Marsh Tacky Tale. Please stop by for your copy.

Please purchase books through this Amazon link and help us be able to get to more schools.

Saving the Marsh Tacky Horse through education, one book at a time.

Marsh Tacky Tales is working towards a few other books, working titles are Mariah, and The Colonels Little Tacky and a few more. Our original joint research has discovered incredibly rich stories about these unique horses from the Low-country to the Piedmont and Foothills of South Carolina and we are excited to share them!

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Free Breyer Horse Paint Party at The Divine Horse

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The Divine Horse is hosting a FREE Breyer Horse Painting Party, Sunday August 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Reservation required.divinehorse

Come in and visit during Summerfest on August 24th & 25th and sign up to reserve your spot for the Breyer Horse Painting Party!! This event is the first of the Weekend Breyer Fundays to be offered. Pal-o-mine, the Breyer pony will be there for pictures as well!

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Kathy Holbert is excited to bring the World of Breyer Horses to her customers. Now that The Divine Horse has a Brick & Mortar presence, Holbert decided to choose Breyer as a new product line. She said the decision to carry Breyer wasn’t hard to make. She enjoyed Breyer horses as a child and wanted to pass her Breyer models on to her daughter, so it was an easy decision. Black Beauty and PVF, Peace of Mind are her two favorite models.breyer1

Stablemates, Christmas Breyer models, Christmas Breyer model ornaments, and of course new Breyer models are only a part of the Breyer line being presented. Don’t forget Justify, the 2018 Triple Crown Winner, is one of the new models Breyer is working on and will be available in October. The Divine Horse is awaiting their second shipment of Breyer horses that will double their inventory. The model of Snowman and the book about his life, “The Eighty Dollar Champion”  will be in the next shipment.  Holbert already has Black Beauty and Little Prince story and model available in store. Holbert is glad to bring the Breyer model horses to more people who will cherish their memories of collecting and playing with the models as she did as a child.

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