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The Bouthieb initiative: The new way ahead for endurance?

The Bouthieb initiative: The new way ahead for endurance?

Could it be that the UAE brings a sea change to the sport?

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“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

Research suggests horses can read human emotions in faces.

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Leveraged bits only modestly increase poll pressure in horses – study

Leveraged bits only modestly increase poll pressure in horses – study

Tension applied to reins tended to move bit backwards in the mouth.

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Ice Age animal bones dug up in Oregon football field’s end zone

Ice Age animal bones dug up in Oregon football field’s end zone

Bones include those from an ancient horse or camel.

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EHV-1 cases climb to 51 among horses at New Mexico racetrack

EHV-1 cases climb to 51 among horses at New Mexico racetrack

Quarantine perimeter remains in place at Sunland Park.

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Study explores well-being of equine entrepreneurs

Study explores well-being of equine entrepreneurs

A majority of those in Finnish study described a good quality of life.

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Focus

Introducing Charlotte Dujardin, supermodel!

Introducing Charlotte Dujardin, supermodel!

World’s top dressage rider signs up with international agency MOT models.

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Conference to explore horses in the workplace and personal safety

Conference to explore horses in the workplace and personal safety

“Where workplace safety, horse welfare and culture converge.”

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Suicide risk three-times higher in concussion patients

Suicide risk three-times higher in concussion patients

Researchers assessed more than 200,000 patients over 20 years.

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Helmet maker gets €273K boost for safety project

Helmet maker gets €273K boost for safety project

Charles Owen in ground-breaking project to reduce sport injuries and fatalities.

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Ann Romney: How horses helped my multiple sclerosis battle

Ann Romney: How horses helped my multiple sclerosis battle

Former First Lady of Massachusetts receives Premier Equestrian Award.

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NZ’s Horse of the Year show tops 7000 entries

NZ’s Horse of the Year show tops 7000 entries

Olympic hopefuls among competitors in 14 disciplines at show next month.

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Research

Why horse riders shouldn’t “get back on” after a crashing fall

Why horse riders shouldn’t “get back on” after a crashing fall

Researchers learn when concussions can lead to sustained brain damage.

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Researchers find further link between head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers find further link between head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

Head injuries “triggers biological processes that burn away for years.”

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Abnormal tissue changes in wound healing behind sarcoids, say researchers

Abnormal tissue changes in wound healing behind sarcoids, say researchers

Findings open avenues for several potential therapeutic approaches.

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Research into potential probiotic wormer in horses scores federal cash

Research into potential probiotic wormer in horses scores federal cash

Innovative crowdfunded research helped get $US2.1m grant.

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Relationships with animals should be considered in disasters – review

Relationships with animals should be considered in disasters – review

Some owners can consider pets to be part of themselves.

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Can you see what I see? Camouflage not behind zebras’ stripes – researchers

Can you see what I see? Camouflage not behind zebras’ stripes – researchers

Scientists consider how hyenas and lions would see the stripes.

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Health

Scientists unravel mysteries of the equine tendon

Scientists unravel mysteries of the equine tendon

Study team casts spotlight on processes behind deterioration.

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Push for more enrolments in British laminitis study

Push for more enrolments in British laminitis study

Animal Health Trust hopes to sign up more than 3000 horses and ponies.

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New horse guidelines in NZ stress the importance of know-how

New horse guidelines in NZ stress the importance of know-how

Code lays out minimum standards and offers best-practice guidance.

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Does turmeric spice up your horse’s life? Survey aims to find out

Does turmeric spice up your horse’s life? Survey aims to find out

Survey to add to knowledge of turmeric/curcumin use in horses.

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Winter is the right time to attack encysted small redworms

Winter is the right time to attack encysted small redworms

Pre-Spring reminder: Prepare to tackle the larval stages of the small redworm.

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Latest wheeze: “Equine asthma” gets the nod from veterinary panel

Latest wheeze: “Equine asthma” gets the nod from veterinary panel

Fresh consensus statement published on asthma-related conditions.

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Training

Bad dressage test? Blame it on your inferior parietal cortex

Bad dressage test? Blame it on your inferior parietal cortex

Just when you need that finesse and control, it all falls apart.

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“Move it or lose it” to keep horses sound, but ignore the judging scorecard

“Move it or lose it” to keep horses sound, but ignore the judging scorecard

Muscles and bones actively remodel in response to exercise stresses.

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Opening the stable doors from lameness to soundness

Opening the stable doors from lameness to soundness

The horse’s deeper structures are the foundation of athletic performance.

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Why working on the forehand can be a horse killer

Why working on the forehand can be a horse killer

Subchondral sclerosis evolves from tiny micro-cracks, leading to arthritis.

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Why your horse should be treated as the athlete he is

Why your horse should be treated as the athlete he is

Soundness and excellence relies on the coordination of many systems.

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Metal in the mouth: A bit of advice

Metal in the mouth: A bit of advice

The problem with many bits, is that they apply far too much pressure, writes Neil Davies.

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Breeding

Refrozen stallion semen tested on in-season mares in German study

Refrozen stallion semen tested on in-season mares in German study

Pregnancy rates were drastically reduced, researchers reported.

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Age biggest factor in fertility of thoroughbred mares – study

Age biggest factor in fertility of thoroughbred mares – study

Uterine inflammation or infections, if well managed, did not affect fertility.

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Inbreeding rises in Polish Konik horses, but genetic diversity still high

Inbreeding rises in Polish Konik horses, but genetic diversity still high

More attention to genetic diversity, less on horse numbers, say researchers

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China looks to clone horses at new centre

China looks to clone horses at new centre

World’s largest animal cloning centre will also clone cattle and dogs.

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Mystery remains around key process in early equine pregnancy – review

Mystery remains around key process in early equine pregnancy – review

Advancements in molecular biology may eventually solve riddle.

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Stallion sperm production affected by the company they keep – study

Stallion sperm production affected by the company they keep – study

Sperm characteristics found to be affected by social environment.

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Features

Paying homage to the horse in the deserts of Dubai

Paying homage to the horse in the deserts of Dubai

Dubai must surely be the centre of the equine world in the Emirates.

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Those first steps with horses: A beginner’s guide

Those first steps with horses: A beginner’s guide

There’s a lot to learn when starting your kids out in the saddle.

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New year, new life for wild horse back at Idaho home

New year, new life for wild horse back at Idaho home

Challis wild horse reunited with her family, thanks to Wild Love Preserve.

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Video: Why horses make the best therapists

Video: Why horses make the best therapists

“Horses sense everything and they reflect our truth”.

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Meaningless words and theories: Horses don’t care and neither should you

Meaningless words and theories: Horses don’t care and neither should you

Take no notice of “cocktail party theorists”, says Jean Luc Cornille.

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Santa’s sack crisis: Horses make a special delivery

Santa’s sack crisis: Horses make a special delivery

Santa’s Christmas Eve run is in trouble. What can be done?

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In Brief

Bertram Allen seals place as Ireland’s leading showjumper

Bertram Allen seals place as Ireland’s leading showjumper

Five leading riders honoured with Irish Field awards for season’s exploits.

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US equestrian sport basks in $36.5 million payday

US equestrian sport basks in $36.5 million payday

US riders get a huge boost after huge fundraising effort.

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Video recap: Wellington’s fabulous eventing showcase

Video recap: Wellington’s fabulous eventing showcase

Those zany guys Buck and Kyle give the inside scoop from Florida.

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Racehorse Makeover: Equestrians flock to retrain OTTBs

Racehorse Makeover: Equestrians flock to retrain OTTBs

500 former racehorses to vie for title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.

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New safety helmet system focuses on repeated shock absorbtion

New safety helmet system focuses on repeated shock absorbtion

“Mitigatium” system considers physics and mechanics in protecting the brain.

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Star French jumping mare Silvana retired at 17

Star French jumping mare Silvana retired at 17

Kevin Staut: “The retirement of my princess”, in official ceremony.

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