The Equine – August 1st Blog Archive on August 1, 2009, 12:00

by Madelaina, age 13

Nickers and whinnies for August 1st (January 1st for the Northern Hemisphere)! For those unfamiliar, August 1st in the Southern Hemisphere is a standardised horse birthday originally designed for the sake of the racing world’s convenience – since the ages of racehorses are important when entering them in races, this date solves the problem caused by lost birthday records as well as supposedly saving a whole lot of trouble.

But regardless of this day’s connections with horse racing, I think the rest of the equines in the world deserve to have their

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