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Jock Paget and Clifton Promise.
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Half-halt the key to getting your horse on the bit

There is a specific aid to put your horse on the bit – and that is the half halt.

An artist's impression of the Yukon Horse, dating back 26,000 years.
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Are North America’s wild horses native?

Equus the only surviving genus in a once diverse family of horses that included 27 genera.

Chrissy Harley works on a patient. There are many benefits in massage for horses, such as increased strength and endurance, along with agility and grace in their movement.
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Why is massage therapy important for your horse?

Therapist Chrissy Harley explains the benefits of massage for horses.

Safe ways of tying up your horse
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Safe ways of tying up your horse

Follow these simple rules on safe tying up to avoid drama and injury.

In 1992 HYPP was linked to the illustrious quarter horse sire Impressive.
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HYPP: getting to grips with Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

HYPP is an autosomal dominant trait affecting western breeds.

From the book by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany
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The ‘Bute’ debate and herbal alternatives to phenylbutazone

Herbalist Robert McDowell talks about the dangers of bute and what natural products are available.

Inside the horse's mouth
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Inside the horse’s mouth

Evolution has designed the horse’s skull to accommodate greater quantities of high-fiber forage foods.

Regaining your confidence after an accident
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Regaining your confidence after an accident

Advice on ‘physical fear’ and getting back in the saddle after a fall.

Imke Bartels-Schellekens and Sunrise.
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How to get the correct canter lead every time

Tips and exercises to help train your horse to pick up the correct canter lead.

The stallion Tahar du Barthas ridden by Vincent Gaudriot (FRA) won the Best Condition Prize at the FEI World Endurance Champioships for Young Horses.
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UAE, France dominate Young Horse endurance champs

Nine of top 10 finishers from France and UAE, with nearly 50% completion rate.

Members of the gold medal winning Croatian team at the FEI Balkan Endurance Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Croatians shine at Balkan endurance champs

Croatia dominated the weekend’s FEI Balkan Endurance Championships in Serbia, taking two of the three individual medals and team gold.

Furosemide not necessary for long-term racing careers, study finds
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Furosemide not necessary for long-term racing careers, study finds

Challenge to race-day use of furosemide.

British team member Francesca Sternberg and Ten Reasons finished 16th in the second reining qualifier.
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Full US squad qualifies for WEG reining final

Six more riders go through to Saturday’s final at Caen.

Grade Ib silver medalist, Pepo Puch of Austria on Fine Feeling S.
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Lee Pearson back on top of para podium

Return to form of old for British para-equestrian; Germany’s Brenner takes Grade III gold.

New Zealand Grade II para-equestrian Anthea Dixon after her test on Doncartier. They finished 7th equal individually, with 67.971%.
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Italian rider causes upset in para-dressage competition

Form book was turned on its head on the second day of the first round of team tests.

WEG reining: US holds strong hand, but Europeans primed
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WEG reining: US holds strong hand, but Europeans primed

US to defend team title, with Italy, Belgium, and Canada in frame.

WEG endurance: A true battle of the fittest
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WEG endurance: A true battle of the fittest

Field wide open as riders prepare for the biggest event on the sport’s calendar.

Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success
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Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success

Performance will quickly fall away if a horse becomes dehydrated.

Getting out of the arena and into the open spaces can do wonders for a horses's attitude.
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Cross training important for the mind and body of sport horses

Gradual and varied loading the key to a strong musculoskeletal system.

Silver medalist Lee Pearson congratulates Joann Formosa.
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Record para-equestrian riders for WEG 2014

A hundred riders from 33 nations to take their place in para-equestrian competition at Normandy.

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