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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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UAE withdraws appeal; talks open over endurance

UAE withdraws appeal; talks open over endurance

Emirates and FEI officials meet in Switzerland.

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Sudden death of Dutch equestrian visionary Gerrit-Jan Swinkels

Sudden death of Dutch equestrian visionary Gerrit-Jan Swinkels

Indoor Brabant president dies suddenly at 67 while riding in Belgium.

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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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NZ’s Tim Price leads Tattersalls Horse Trials entries

NZ’s Tim Price leads Tattersalls Horse Trials entries

Defending CCI3* champion has three horses at Ireland’s leading 3DE.

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Game of Thrones in the world of sports politics

Game of Thrones in the world of sports politics

Two sporting realms; there can be only one winner.

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Focus

Emirates endurance: Actions speak louder than words

Emirates endurance: Actions speak louder than words

Talks are welcome, but the challenges remain significant.

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Jessica Phoenix back home after serious fall in US

Jessica Phoenix back home after serious fall in US

Canada’s leading eventer finally home and on the mend after NJ fall.

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Win a membership to virtual horse world Star Stable

Win a membership to virtual horse world Star Stable

Chance to win a membership with online horse game Star Stable.

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Cases of EHV-1 confirmed in California and Virginia

Cases of EHV-1 confirmed in California and Virginia

One horse euthanized; the other is recovering.

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Equine massage: Hands on for the competitive edge

Equine massage: Hands on for the competitive edge

Equine massage sessions can often resemble Swedish sports massage for human athletes.

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Video: how a riding helmet is made

Video: how a riding helmet is made

The makings of a riding helmet revealed in video by leading manufacturer Charles Owen.

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Research

Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

Horses have a rare mammalian vocal trait – biphonation.

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Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

“Early indications … are that there are benefits for the children.”

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‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

Researchers study working donkeys and their behavioural patterns.

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Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

Tumour shrinkage reported in 27 horses in German study.

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Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

Poverty shown to be no barrier.

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Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

Breakthrough provides opportunity for more accurate timelines.

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Health

Rabies threat to Australia discussed at veterinary conference

Rabies threat to Australia discussed at veterinary conference

Disease would be difficult to eradicate, delegates told.

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Artificial skin invented by equine surgeons is on the cutting edge

Artificial skin invented by equine surgeons is on the cutting edge

Product now being used for training across the US.

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Exercise-induced lung bleeding in horses should be considered a disease, says expert panel

Exercise-induced lung bleeding in horses should be considered a disease, says expert panel

Major review published in journal.

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New body fat indexing method developed for horses

New body fat indexing method developed for horses

New Body Condition Index a step up for objective weight monitoring.

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Horse keepers urged to take quick equine health survey

Horse keepers urged to take quick equine health survey

British horse info needed for annual “snapshot”.

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Strangles on the agenda at veterinary conference

Strangles on the agenda at veterinary conference

Practical management of nasty equine disease to be explored.

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Training

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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Gravity and propulsion: The game of balance

Gravity and propulsion: The game of balance

Part 6 of “The Meaning of Life” series: equestrian art is pure physics.

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Can horses sort the oats from the quackery?

Can horses sort the oats from the quackery?

Can a duck become the leader of a horse by pecking him into submission?

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The real meaning of straightness in the horse

The real meaning of straightness in the horse

Part 5 of the series “The meaning of life” by Jean Luc Cornille.

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Switching on as a horseman – no half measures

Switching on as a horseman – no half measures

Pressure applied to a horse can be likened to a light switch: on or off.

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Does electric fencing cause stress in your horse?

Does electric fencing cause stress in your horse?

Researchers compare wooden fencing to electric fencing in Swiss study.

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Breeding

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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Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

Czech researchers probe two weaning techniques.

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Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

Jumbo the all-time leading sire with British Eventing, with 45 advanced offspring.

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Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

Rule change makes horses easier to register with Paint Assn.

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Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

Mammals “use” more genetic material from the dad, researchers say.

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Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

Two clones born in 2012 while their sire was still alive at Ireland’s Hartwell Stud.

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Features

Public support sought for book on Aust horse training legend

Public support sought for book on Aust horse training legend

Dr Andrew McLean to co-author crowd-funded book on Tom Roberts.

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NZ’s war horses to be immortalised in film

NZ’s war horses to be immortalised in film

Anzac Horse to tell the story of New Zealand horses in World War One.

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UAE suspension: What we know so far

UAE suspension: What we know so far

The first legal round goes to the FEI.

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Those pesky flies – how you can fight back

Those pesky flies – how you can fight back

To kill or repel, that is the question owners face when the heat is on.

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The Olympic Games: Are we in a happy place?

The Olympic Games: Are we in a happy place?

Is it a case of no gain without pain?

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If horse sports were made into TV shows

If horse sports were made into TV shows

Chance for FEI TV to take on the world.

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In Brief

Canada adds concussion course to equestrian coach requirements

Canada adds concussion course to equestrian coach requirements

Coaches and instructors to complete new module by December 31, 2017.

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Sweden’s racehorses benefit from anti-doping policy in Britain

Sweden’s racehorses benefit from anti-doping policy in Britain

No pre-race testing for Swedish runners in Britain under new policy.

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‘Three Hunters’ to showcase famous horse show

‘Three Hunters’ to showcase famous horse show

New Yorker’s work features as Hampton Classic Horse Show’s poster.

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Kiwi jumper Sharn Wordley speeds to US win

Kiwi jumper Sharn Wordley speeds to US win

New Zealander wins at first Split Rock Jumping Tour competition in Kentucky.

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Racing conference’s gala dinner to benefit equine research

Racing conference’s gala dinner to benefit equine research

Pan American Conference event supports Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

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SportAccord president says Olympics should offer prize money

SportAccord president says Olympics should offer prize money

Marius Vizer also wants more Games revenue to go to sports federations.

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