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Horse dies in lead-up to Italy’s historic Palio race

Horse dies in lead-up to Italy’s historic Palio race

Renewed calls to abolish controversial race.

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Photo exhibition to provide intimate portrayal of American mustangs

Photo exhibition to provide intimate portrayal of American mustangs

“Wild horses in the West are living icons of freedom” – Cynthia Smalley.

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Capacity crowd for Dublin’s city jumping finale

Capacity crowd for Dublin’s city jumping finale

Puissance winners jump 6’7″ wall, Dermott Lennon wins grand prix.

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€1.3b Olympic broadcasting deal sealed

€1.3b Olympic broadcasting deal sealed

Discovery Communications secures multi-platform rights, from 2018 to 2024.

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Racing vets threaten to end involvement in industry over licensing

Racing vets threaten to end involvement in industry over licensing

Call for New South Wales government ministers to intervene.

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Another positive cobalt test in an Australian racehorse

Another positive cobalt test in an Australian racehorse

Stewards awaiting results of test on the B sample from Felix Bay.

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Focus

Paddock injury claims life of famous OTTB Kauto Star

Paddock injury claims life of famous OTTB Kauto Star

Legendary steeplechaser suffers mystery fall in paddock at home.

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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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Fat, farting pony fit for a warrior princess

Fat, farting pony fit for a warrior princess

Not all conquerors rode huge, snorting stallions, it transpires.

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Not just mud and dirt: Why soil deserves a doodle

Not just mud and dirt: Why soil deserves a doodle

Where would we be without the earth beneath our hooves?

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Horse-themed commercial marks bank’s 250th anniversary

Horse-themed commercial marks bank’s 250th anniversary

Special 90-second advertisement for Lloyds Bank.

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Trevor Breen rides to Hickstead Derby double

Trevor Breen rides to Hickstead Derby double

Irish rider takes out Boomerang Trophy with Loughnatousa WB.

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Research

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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Piebald and skewbald horses have safety edge on road, researchers find

Piebald and skewbald horses have safety edge on road, researchers find

Research team designs vests that mimic coloured horse patterns.

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Complex horse teeth outdone by those of a dinosaur, researchers reveal

Complex horse teeth outdone by those of a dinosaur, researchers reveal

Equine munchers a poor cousin to the triceratops.

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Health

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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Wet, wet, wet: Equine health at risk when rain keeps falling

Wet, wet, wet: Equine health at risk when rain keeps falling

Insect-borne diseases, toxic grass and skin irritations all things to watch for.

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Training

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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Where, how, and how fast? Three simples rules that horses live by

Where, how, and how fast? Three simples rules that horses live by

Every movement you teach every horse comes back to three things.

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Breeding

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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DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

DNA not alone in deciding traits passed between generations.

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Features

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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The remarkable comeback of Dan James

The remarkable comeback of Dan James

Aussie wins People’s Choice Award for second year running at Kentucky Reining Cup.

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In Brief

Turkey looks to add 23 new horse racing tracks

Turkey looks to add 23 new horse racing tracks

Revenues from horse breeding more than $26 billion in the past decade.

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Video celebrates racing and life’s luxuries

Video celebrates racing and life’s luxuries

Third video celebrating US racing’s anniversary released.

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News archive for June 2015

News archive for June 2015

Daily news archive for June, 2015.

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Brits jump into eventing Nations Cup lead at Strzegom

Brits jump into eventing Nations Cup lead at Strzegom

Final results for CIC1* and CIC2* in, with three-star still under way.

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Hopetoun win not one too many for Nicola Wilson

Hopetoun win not one too many for Nicola Wilson

One Two Many retains Hopetoun CIC3* title for Nicola Wilson.

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Award for champion of US equestrian access

Award for champion of US equestrian access

Retaining access to equestrian trails open the aim of Yvette Anderson-Rollins.

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