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Horse sanctuary worker dies in British stabbing

Horse sanctuary worker dies in British stabbing

Knifing occurred near home of Essex sanctuary.

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Injured horses reap benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

Injured horses reap benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP also used in intra-articular joint injuries and soft tissue repair.

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Burglars make off with £50,000 haul from equestrian centre in Britain

Burglars make off with £50,000 haul from equestrian centre in Britain

Nearly 40 saddles taken, according to police.

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Round-the-clock care in bid to save Stella’s life

Round-the-clock care in bid to save Stella’s life

Emaciated mare found stumbling along rural Texas road at night.

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Bid to protect wild horses under US Endangered Species Act fails

Bid to protect wild horses under US Endangered Species Act fails

US Fish and Wildlife Service releases findings on petition.

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Horse euthanized after collision during opening of Oregon rodeo

Horse euthanized after collision during opening of Oregon rodeo

One rider suffered a broken collarbone and finger.

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Focus

Irish showjumper Bertram Allen takes on Paris –  and wins

Irish showjumper Bertram Allen takes on Paris – and wins

19yo is youngest Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix winner.

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Ireland’s Swail in Spruce Meadows treble

Ireland’s Swail in Spruce Meadows treble

Irish rider moves up after 3 second places at 5* venue last week.

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Michael Jung jumps back into eventing’s top spot

Michael Jung jumps back into eventing’s top spot

William Fox-Pitt 17 points in arrears as Jung takes top spot again.

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FEI Awards: Who will be this year’s champions?

FEI Awards: Who will be this year’s champions?

“Champion your champions” message as nominations open in five categories.

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Horse conformation: Researchers probe head and neck preferences

Horse conformation: Researchers probe head and neck preferences

Differences between men and women revealed.

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‘Paint it black’ order for Kentucky Horse Park’s iconic white fences

‘Paint it black’ order for Kentucky Horse Park’s iconic white fences

30 miles of repainting will save $50,000 a year in maintenance costs.

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Research

Study points to higher electrolyte losses in sweating horses

Study points to higher electrolyte losses in sweating horses

Rethink may be needed on replenishing losses.

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Manuka honey also controls inflammatory response, says review

Manuka honey also controls inflammatory response, says review

Benefits extend beyond anti-microbial properties in equine wound care.

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Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication

Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication

New insights reveal the genetic costs and benefits of taming horses.

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Heel-toe imbalance identified in toed-in horses

Heel-toe imbalance identified in toed-in horses

Researchers unclear if it is a cause or consequence of lameness.

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Horse riding: we’re not just sitting there

Horse riding: we’re not just sitting there

Texas study finds health benefits can come from accumulated weekly horseback riding.

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Horses heat up 10 times faster than people – study

Horses heat up 10 times faster than people – study

Horse are more susceptible to heat stress than people.

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Health

Cure closer for sweet itch in horses

Cure closer for sweet itch in horses

Sweet itch is most often an allergic reaction of horses to the bites of midges.

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The secret behind that lathery horse sweat!

The secret behind that lathery horse sweat!

Did you know horses produce protein-rich sweat to control body temperature?

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Aust equine hoofcare diploma course gets govt approval

Aust equine hoofcare diploma course gets govt approval

Official accreditation for Diploma of Equine Podiotherapy course.

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Equine tapeworm monitoring remains a challenge – parasitologist

Equine tapeworm monitoring remains a challenge – parasitologist

Quest for improved diagnostic methods should continue, says Martin Nielsen.

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Saddled with a problem? Your horse will tell you

Saddled with a problem? Your horse will tell you

Successful saddle fitting is an art, physics and “reading” the horse.

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Cobalt salts: Cheap, accessible and potentially lethal

Cobalt salts: Cheap, accessible and potentially lethal

Researchers warn of dangers in using cobalt in racehorses.

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Training

How to get the leading edge with your horse

How to get the leading edge with your horse

Horses aren’t born knowing that they must walk calmly alongside you.

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Forward thinking: The perils of going backwards in horse training

Forward thinking: The perils of going backwards in horse training

Everything you ever want to do with your horse relies on moving forward, not backwards.

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The horse’s way or the highway

The horse’s way or the highway

A one-size-fits-all training approach won’t work for every horse, writes third-generation horseman Neil Davies.

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Why do you use spurs on your horse?

Why do you use spurs on your horse?

Jean-Luc Cornille removed his spurs years ago, and was amazed how fast his horses adapted.

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Skill with horses is no gift: it’s hours in and out of the saddle

Skill with horses is no gift: it’s hours in and out of the saddle

Neil Davies reflects on 50 years of experience with horses.

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Leaders among horses? French researchers aren’t so sure

Leaders among horses? French researchers aren’t so sure

A study points more toward consensus decisions.

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Breeding

Genes link wild horse herd in western Canada to Siberian breed

Genes link wild horse herd in western Canada to Siberian breed

“Our genetic study raises more questions than it answers,” researchers admit.

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NZ looks to allow frozen horse embryo imports

NZ looks to allow frozen horse embryo imports

New import standards considered for frozen equine embryos and semen.

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Older maiden mares – maximising the chances of a successful breeding

Older maiden mares – maximising the chances of a successful breeding

Older maiden mares can be very difficult to get in foal.

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Plant oils found to prevent mareish behaviour

Plant oils found to prevent mareish behaviour

Fatty acids may help suppress unruly behavior from mares in season.

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New, more accurate thoroughbred genetic test announced

New, more accurate thoroughbred genetic test announced

New test scans 70,000 genetic variants.

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Neonatal isoerythrolysis: When mare’s milk can kill

Neonatal isoerythrolysis: When mare’s milk can kill

Dam’s antibodies against red blood cell type causes deadly syndrome.

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Features

Wild West Georgians left a legacy in cowboy culture

Wild West Georgians left a legacy in cowboy culture

Trick riders became stars of the Wild West shows.

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How many horses are there in Europe?

How many horses are there in Europe?

Report tackles tough question in probe of European horse industry.

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Push to get Surfer Dude immortalized as a Breyer model

Push to get Surfer Dude immortalized as a Breyer model

Fans petition Breyer to honor memory of striking Chincoteague stallion.

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Meet Ned’s heart: Pump up the volume

Meet Ned’s heart: Pump up the volume

First in a new series in which a gelding’s organs explain their roles.

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Driver alert: overtake horses on the road with care

Driver alert: overtake horses on the road with care

Some basic tips on road safety for drivers – and horse riders.

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Bosnian war-vets turned bikers ride for wild horses

Bosnian war-vets turned bikers ride for wild horses

Another battle for Bosnian war veterans as film nears deadline.

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In Brief

Germany, Italy dominate European Reining champs for youngsters

Germany, Italy dominate European Reining champs for youngsters

German Juniors and Italian Young Riders shine at FEI European Reining Championships.

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American Pharoah to feature on special TV show

American Pharoah to feature on special TV show

30-minute show “American Pharoah: Finally the One” will air on Sunday.

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Equine saviour of Hurricane Katrina to lead Ohio vet school

Equine saviour of Hurricane Katrina to lead Ohio vet school

Rustin Moore new dean of the College of Vet Medicine at Ohio State.

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Equine charities to gain from Burghley Horse Trials romp

Equine charities to gain from Burghley Horse Trials romp

WHW, BHS, and Kestevan RDA to benefit from this year’s SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride.

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Unwanted Horse Coalition celebrates 10th anniversary

Unwanted Horse Coalition celebrates 10th anniversary

Milestone marked at American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum in Washington, DC.

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Animal advocacy group files lawsuits against wild horse muster

Animal advocacy group files lawsuits against wild horse muster

Friends of Animals challenges BLM’s Pryor Mountains muster plan.

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