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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.

Ireland claimed team gold for the second year in succession at the FEI European Eventing Championships for Juniors 2014 at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire, Great Britain. L-R: Lucy Latta, Susie Berry, Nessa Briody, Cathal Daniels who also claimed Individual silver, and Chef d’Equipe Debbie Byrne.
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Ireland captures junior European eventing champs

Second successive team gold for Ireland after Germany falters at final phase.

Carriage horses can be exposed to harsh conditions.
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NY carriage horses: when does burden become abuse?

Equestrian architect John Blackburn: “NY carriage horse controversy has been ‘skewed’.

The AERC Hall of Fame newest inductee, Remington, with owner John Parke.
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‘Cantankerous old pony’ rides into US endurance Hall of Fame

Popular pony covers more than 11,000 miles in endurance career.

Balázs Bence scored Hungary’s first vaulting Championships victory, and his first individual win, at the FEI European Vaulting Championships for Juniors 2014 in Kaposvár on Sunday. 
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Hungary vaults onto world championship stage

FEI European Vaulting Championships for Juniors 2014: Hungarian star is born in Kaposvár.

Cross training for horses - does it work?
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Cross training for horses – does it work?

Experts say equine cross training spreads the level of stress over more muscles and joints.

Indonesia is looking to New Zealand for thoroughbreds for its growing racing industry.
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Indonesia looks to NZ for racehorses

Success of Kiwi stallions may increase enthusiasm in Indonesia’s declining industry.

Danny B was found in emaciated condition, the judge said. Photo: RNZSPCA
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Sixteen months jail for brothers who neglected horses

Pair’s “wilful blindness” had caused horses to suffer, said prosecutor.

Horse ill-treatment convictions stand
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Horse ill-treatment convictions stand

July 16 sentencing date in New Zealand horse welfare case.

Calvin receives his chemotherapy at the New Bolton Center.
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Cancer no handbrake for resilient Calvin

A course of chemotherapy has him in remission and he’s competing.

Claudia Wilson and Citadelle, pictured at McLeans Island earlier in the year.
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Future bright for OTTB after eventing series win

Claudia Wilson and Citadelle take out inaugural Thoroughbreds in Equestrian Sport title.

Filipe Leite and his horses at the Canada - USA border.
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Border nightmare: a tale of international horse travel

Barriers block rider following in the hoofprints of a legendary Long Rider.

Anna Cavallaro (ITA) convinced the judges yet again of her star quality with Harley, lunged by her coach Nelson Vidoni, and retained the coveted FEI World Cup Vaulting title at the Final in Bordeaux.
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Clean sweep of World Cup vaulting titles by reigning champions

World Cup success for both male and female world champions and European pas-de-deux champions.

Many Long Riders are oblivious to the fact that ticks are more apt to ruin a journey than dangerous animals. There are, for example, “only” an estimated 70,000 wolves hunting in North America. Contrast the number of wolves against the estimated quintillion insects, 10,000,000,000,000,000,000, residing on the planet today. Don’t overlook the fact that there are 900,000 different types of insects and that 91,000 types reside in the United States alone. Thanks to these numbers, you can quickly realize the likelihood of you suffering from some type of negative insect-related experience while riding through the wilds.
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Ticks and Travel – A Deadly Peril

Rough terrain, unfriendly locals, and traffic are not the only dangers for long distance riders.

Fire during his stay at the New Bolton Center.
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Aged stallion gets a makeover and a retirement home

Expert care, including gelding, smooths retirement path for Fire.

Famed eventing stallion Erin Go Bragh dies at 30
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Famed eventing stallion Erin Go Bragh dies at 30

Little big horse paved way for eventing rule changes over cross-country weight carrying.

The abdominal muscles in a horse with heaves enlarge, forming a "heave line".
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All about heaves in horses

The airway passages of a horse with heaves are so obstructed it has difficulty breathing.

Grade 1a Freestyle gold medalist Sophie Christiansen, centre, celebrates with compatriot Anne Dunham (left) who took silver and bronze medalist Sara Morganti at the JYSK FEI European Para-Dressage Championships.
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Brits dominate Para-Dressage European Champs

Britain’s para-dressage team tops leaderboard with 11 medals; seven gold and four silver.

Germany’s Angelika Trabert and Ariva Avanti led the Grade II (team competition part 1) with a mark of 71.853%.
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Old hands dominate at para-dressage European champs

Grades Ia, II and III riders in first part of team competition in Denmark.

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