Author Archive for Neil Clarkson

Wayne Pacelle
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Spending bill keeps door closed on horse slaughter in the US

Legislation signed by US president continues defunding of meat inspections.

Princess Haya: Her departure in December has set up an intriguing contest for the presidency.
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The rocking-chair moment when Princess Haya decided the fate of her presidency

“I knew beyond any doubt that I would not be the next FEI president.”

Researchers pinpoint how to tell when a donkey is feeling better
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Researchers pinpoint how to tell when a donkey is feeling better

Findings of study aimed at helping world’s working donkeys.

Greenwich Park, venue for the Olympic Equestrian events of London 2012.
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Horse sports at the Olympics: You do the math

More flexibility in the Olympic programme sounds great, but the numbers are worrying.

Baku or bust: Deciding vote looms for five men chasing the FEI presidency
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Baku or bust: Deciding vote looms for five men chasing the FEI presidency

Presidency goes to the vote in Azerbaijan in a matter of days.

Should the FEI pony up and pay its president?
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Should the FEI pony up and pay its president?

The issue swirls in the background of the current FEI presidential race.

The HM King Hussein I Building, FEI headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Changes afoot in Baku with the FEI’s Famous Five

Presidential candidates on common ground over need for equestrian sport makeover.

FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos
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Horse sports must adapt to the modern media age, says FEI presidential candidate

Ingmar De Vos talks of the courage needed to explore format changes.

Javier Revuelta del Peral
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Spanish contender withdraws from FEI presidential race

Javier Revuelta del Peral cites a series of concerns over election process.

FEI presidential hopeful says competitions need a revamp
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FEI presidential hopeful says competitions need a revamp

Pierre Genecand: We need new formulas to lift media interest.

The distribution of Culicoides imicola, with the dots indicating confirmed occurences. The graphics provides a legend of land classification. The cross-hatched areas are zones of inhospitable habitat - the Adriatic Sea, Sahara Desert and Red Sea which separating the three model-fitting zones.
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African horse sickness: Where are midges that can carry the disease likely to spread?

Midges could even spread as far as warmer parts of New Zealand.

Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study
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Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study

Rapid microbial transition seen after change from commercial forage-based feed to pasture.

Melbourne Cup deaths: Most of the debate seems to miss the point
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Melbourne Cup deaths: Most of the debate seems to miss the point

Racing writers again miss the key issues in defending the industry.

Wild horses in the Owyhee management area.
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How many horses are there in the United States?

The answer is far from straightforward.

Bill Gates. Photo: Simon Davis/DFID
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Bill Gates buys California equestrian estate for $US18m

Gates purchases 228-acre property off weight loss guru Jenny Craig.

Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals
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Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scientists identify six key factors, the main one being cold extremities.

Preparing a foaling kit - are you ready?
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Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Foaling is usually an explosive process. Here’s what you need on hand to be ready.

Lots of tow: is Toyota's VX Limited Landcruiser the best towing vehicle out there?
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What’s the best second-hand vehicle for towing a horse trailer?

There are plenty of options, but which is the ultimate towing vehicle?

The FEI presidency: Let the race begin
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The FEI presidency: Let the race begin

How is this six-horse race likely to unfold?

An adult free-roaming horse during collar deployment. "A" shows a breakaway device constructed of rubber tubing. "B" is a breakaway device which operates on a pre-programmed time-release.
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Tracking collars safe for monitoring wild horses – researchers

Collars cited as useful tool for monitoring horses without health risk.

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