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Robin Marshall

Conventional wisdom abounds at Crabbet arabian horse gathering
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Conventional wisdom abounds at Crabbet arabian horse gathering

Crabbet enthusiasts got together for their 2013 convention in Britain.

Mark Todd and Leonidas II.
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The good, the Badminton, and the ugly

Badminton served up an eventing spectacle, akin to the early days of the sport.

Neil Spratt comes to grief in the water on Upleadon.
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Badminton 2014: This is as tough as it gets

Event harks back to times of old, when an average dressage test could still win.

Dr Jo-Anne Murray during the second part of the final week's lecture on clinical nutrition.
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How a MOOC can be your horse’s friend

First lesson in online learning is discovering what a MOOC is.

Selenium (native), with a pen for scale. from the mineral collection of Brigham Young University Department of Geology, in Provo, Utah.
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Selenium – poison or miracle?

It’s a necessary element – but too much or too little can be harmful.

Vollrath Stud's exciting new addition Remi Lion King.
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Hanoverian colt an exciting addition for NZ breeders

Young colt expected to cross well with Vollrath Stud’s existing dressage and jumping lines.

Kiwi connection for classy Irish horse trials winner
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Kiwi connection for classy Irish horse trials winner

Latest overseas Aussie winner started out life as a dressage horse in New Zealand.

NZ wild horse study reveals how to breed for a filly
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NZ wild horse study reveals how to breed for a filly

A study has revealed that changes in a mare’s condition can predict foal sex.

Bolting horses - options for riders
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Bolting horses – options for riders

What are your options when on board a panic-stricken and bolting horse?

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead at the 2008 Olympic Games.
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Hickstead: loss of a true superstar

Without a doubt Hickstead was the most dominant showjumper in the world in recent years.

Guido's legacy: wishing for a wet weekend
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Guido’s legacy: wishing for a wet weekend

As I write, a gentle rain is trickling down. The chances of having a wet weekend – at least in our neck of the woods – is looking promising. Now, I don’t usually wish for such an occurrence – quite the opposite. But this weekend is different.

Dear Aussie, here's the gen on Phar Lap
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Dear Aussie, here’s the gen on Phar Lap

Dear Australia, We’re genuinely pleased you’re going to be looking after Phar Lap’s skeleton for a few months.

Mosquitoes like this female Aedes (Ochlerotatus) sp.,
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What’s the best way to levy the horse industry?

An either-or situation is happening in Australia right now – either the horse industry agrees on a disease-fighting levy, or voluntary equine influenza vaccinations will be allowed.

Another fun week in equestrian sport
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Another fun week in equestrian sport

Is equestrian sport doomed to be dogged by dramas? Between the doping controversy at the last Olympic Games and the weekend’s World Cup Jumping Final, who can blame us for thinking just that.

Phar Lap reunited
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Phar Lap reunited

Moves are afoot to reunite Phar Lap’s parts for the 150th Melbourne Cup.

Head injuries and horse-riding
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Head injuries and horse-riding

It often takes a terrible accident and plenty of publicity for changes to occur. In the past few days we’ve been following US Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye, following a freak accident on March 3 in which she fractured her skull in a fall from a horse.

A new eventing season .. hurrah
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A new eventing season .. hurrah

The eventing season is building momentum both here and in the Northern Hemisphere. I can hardly wait.

Counting the cost of equestrian sport
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Counting the cost of equestrian sport

Recent media reports suggest that some (European) National Federations heading for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this year are balking a bit at the cost of travel, and there is talk of cutbacks.

Confused about Rollkur? You're not alone.
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Confused about Rollkur? You’re not alone.

Are you confused about the latest findings on Rollkur / hyperflexion by the FEI?

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