Archive - Jan 18, 2006

Horse population

I asked below about when the horse population peaked, and I received an answer from weblog reader Miles.

Here are the US numbers:

1867 – 8,000,000
1915 – 21,500,000
1949 – 6,000,000
1950’s (early) - 2,000,000
1960 – 3 million

Today, there are an estimated 75,000,000 horses in the world. China leads the pack (herd?) with 10,000,000.

Scenic highlight



This scene in Platt, KS was the highlight of the drive from Dalhart, TX to York, NE.

Link

Here is one conservative's take on the Bush attitude towards laws limiting his power.