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Three deputies charged with assaulting horseback suspect

Three deputies charged with assaulting horseback suspect

Trio to be arraigned in a week.

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Public appeal over death of British foal from burns

Public appeal over death of British foal from burns

Cruel attack on defenceless foal, says RSPCA.

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Endurance eliminations can be predicted, say researchers

Endurance eliminations can be predicted, say researchers

“We encourage veterinarians … and FEI to apply this new knowledge.”

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Stewards rule in “Vitamin Complex” cobalt case in Australia

Stewards rule in “Vitamin Complex” cobalt case in Australia

Penalties to be decided later this month.

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Is Michael Jung up for the Burghley Horse Trials challenge?

Is Michael Jung up for the Burghley Horse Trials challenge?

Olympic and European champ to debut on renowned course.

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Equine sports massage diploma course offered in NZ

Equine sports massage diploma course offered in NZ

Year-long courses from British practitioner start in October.

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Focus

Harry Meade takes on ambassador role for British Riding Clubs

Harry Meade takes on ambassador role for British Riding Clubs

New sponsor and 500th club also join BRC movement.

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Harness horse racing tracks join anti-doping movement

Harness horse racing tracks join anti-doping movement

Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon tracks lend support to WHOA.

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$250,000 for equine therapy groups in US

$250,000 for equine therapy groups in US

Dozens of groups benefit from Equus Foundation grants for 2015.

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Why I never use a round yard to train horses

Why I never use a round yard to train horses

“I believe round yards of any size are unsuitable for handling horses.”

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Adorable! Rare Przewalski’s Horse foal born at British reserve

Adorable! Rare Przewalski’s Horse foal born at British reserve

Colt foal the second born this year at Port Lympne Reserve in Kent.

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‘Eventing Family’ auction nets £20,000 for equestrians in need

‘Eventing Family’ auction nets £20,000 for equestrians in need

Funds raised split between spinal, cancer, and motor neurone charities.

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Research

Researchers examine training routines of professional dressage riders

Researchers examine training routines of professional dressage riders

Routine training sessions analysed in detail.

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Can we tell if a horse is happy?

Can we tell if a horse is happy?

Researchers ask: How confident can we be in assessing happiness?

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Study suggests multi-drug resistance emerging in NZ horses

Study suggests multi-drug resistance emerging in NZ horses

Penicillin identified as mainstay for streptococcal respiratory infections.

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What does it take to be the boss hoss?

What does it take to be the boss hoss?

Researchers find porky paddock dwellers tend to dominate.

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Horses take therapeutic riding in their stride, study finds

Horses take therapeutic riding in their stride, study finds

Researchers look for differences in stress levels with therapy work.

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Research suggests equine eye wrinkles are linked to emotional states

Research suggests equine eye wrinkles are linked to emotional states

Swiss study investigates so-called “worry wrinkles”.

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Health

Be gone, pesky flies: Banishing ‘Summer Sores’ in horses

Be gone, pesky flies: Banishing ‘Summer Sores’ in horses

Healing of lesions – also known as Jack sores – can be slow.

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Limb lameness more common than foot lameness, British survey suggests

Limb lameness more common than foot lameness, British survey suggests

National survey provides snapshot of British horse health.

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How long does phenylbutazone take to clear a horse’s system?

How long does phenylbutazone take to clear a horse’s system?

Researchers investigate withdrawal times in healthy horses.

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Bones bared: 3D printed models improve treatment for animals

Bones bared: 3D printed models improve treatment for animals

Interior architecture, vet medicine using 3D printing to help animals.

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Studies show how owners can reduce health risks in fat ponies

Studies show how owners can reduce health risks in fat ponies

Key is tailored weight loss programmes, say researchers.

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Model proposes strategies for reducing welfare compromises in show horses

Model proposes strategies for reducing welfare compromises in show horses

“Welfare compromises of varying degrees persist.”

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Training

Winning the horse’s heart and the art of the riding master

Winning the horse’s heart and the art of the riding master

Riding is physics; the interaction of forces and consequent actions.

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Building a horse’s trust: There is a catch

Building a horse’s trust: There is a catch

Don’t get angry and frustrated if you can’t catch your horse. And never, ever chase him.

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Putting the ‘class’ back into classical horsemanship

Putting the ‘class’ back into classical horsemanship

Dressage today is often training in appearances only.

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Equitation scientists expand list of essential training principles

Equitation scientists expand list of essential training principles

List extended to 12 key guiding principles.

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Why we don’t use side reins on horses

Why we don’t use side reins on horses

Side reins, draw reins, chambon, gogue – Jean luc Cornille explains how detrimental they can be.

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There’s no such thing as a ‘horse whisperer’

There’s no such thing as a ‘horse whisperer’

There are no secret magic powers when it comes to training horses.

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Breeding

Online survey probes weaning methods

Online survey probes weaning methods

Researcher hopes to develop best-practice guidelines.

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Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

Researchers delve into parentage and performance.

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Operation helps mare’s dangerous behavior

Operation helps mare’s dangerous behavior

Polo mare’s problems solved by keyhole surgery to remove left ovary.

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Mares behaving badly: when to get help

Mares behaving badly: when to get help

Undesirable behaviour in mares varies widely.

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Standing stallions, breeding mares and the law: a pre-season legal checkup

Standing stallions, breeding mares and the law: a pre-season legal checkup

There are some obvious legal issues involved in breeding horses.

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Spotlight on ‘Quarter Horse disease’

Spotlight on ‘Quarter Horse disease’

Impressive was not merely his name, but his genetic legacy.

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Features

Reaching out to Truman: A horse’s journey from fear to trust

Reaching out to Truman: A horse’s journey from fear to trust

Trainer Anna Twinney takes the first steps with a troubled thoroughbred.

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“Am I too fat to ride a horse?”

“Am I too fat to ride a horse?”

Colin Dangaard weighs in on the thorny issue of rider weight and how big is too big to ride.

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The nose knows: Why horses need their whiskers

The nose knows: Why horses need their whiskers

Whiskers the inspiration for unconventional tracking system.

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Chazot speaks: A horse’s view of the world

Chazot speaks: A horse’s view of the world

Jean Luc Cornille’s opinionated horse Chazot takes a walk on the wild side.

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Lab technology making its way into the hands of riders and trainers

Lab technology making its way into the hands of riders and trainers

Full review published of Saddle Research Trust Conference.

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Is your horse trailer / horse float an accident waiting to happen?

Is your horse trailer / horse float an accident waiting to happen?

Keeping an eye on your trailer’s maintenance will reap benefits.

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In Brief

Milestone reached for US-based veterinary cooperative

Milestone reached for US-based veterinary cooperative

Membership of The Veterinary Cooperative doubles in 12 months.

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Spruce Meadows prepares for history-making jumping show

Spruce Meadows prepares for history-making jumping show

Special show at Calgary venue as Scott Brash attempts final leg of Rolex Grand Slam.

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Double gold for Britain at European YR Eventing Champs

Double gold for Britain at European YR Eventing Champs

Individual gold and silver for Britain, as well as team title at Strzegom.

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Ireland’s O’Shea recovers to win Hampton Classic feature

Ireland’s O’Shea recovers to win Hampton Classic feature

Crashing fall on Friday fails to dent Paul O’Shea’s determination.

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News archive for August 2015

News archive for August 2015

Daily news archive for August, 2015.

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Loving the Lusitano: Riders go for Baroque with Portuguese horses

Loving the Lusitano: Riders go for Baroque with Portuguese horses

The Lusitano horse is rapidly gaining in popularity, especially in dressage.

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