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The Kiwi Crabbet Arabian horse connection

| 19 July 2015 12:05 pm | 2 Comments
The Kiwi Crabbet Arabian horse connection

A look at recent developments in the breeding of these special horses.

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The Spotted Wonder, by The Tetrarch

| 24 February 2015 3:25 pm | 0 Comments
The Spotted Wonder, by The Tetrarch

Entertaining book on the racing “rocking horse” from the early 1900s.

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Conventional wisdom abounds at Crabbet arabian horse gathering

| 23 June 2014 2:22 pm | 1 Comment
Conventional wisdom abounds at Crabbet arabian horse gathering

Crabbet enthusiasts got together for their 2013 convention in Britain.

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The good, the Badminton, and the ugly

| 12 May 2014 9:50 pm | 0 Comments
The good, the Badminton, and the ugly

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

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Badminton 2014: This is as tough as it gets

| 11 May 2014 5:43 pm | 0 Comments
Badminton 2014: This is as tough as it gets

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

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How a MOOC can be your horse’s friend

| 22 April 2014 3:14 pm | 0 Comments
How a MOOC can be your horse’s friend

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

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Selenium – poison or miracle?

| 17 August 2013 7:01 am | 0 Comments
Selenium – poison or miracle?

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

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Hanoverian colt an exciting addition for NZ breeders

| 2 July 2013 9:55 am | 0 Comments
Hanoverian colt an exciting addition for NZ breeders

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

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Kiwi connection for classy Irish horse trials winner

| 14 June 2012 6:30 am | 0 Comments
Kiwi connection for classy Irish horse trials winner

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

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NZ wild horse study reveals how to breed for a filly

| 22 March 2012 9:25 am | 0 Comments
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.

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Bolting horses – options for riders

| 11 March 2012 7:20 pm | 2 Comments
Bolting horses – options for riders

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

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Hickstead: loss of a true superstar

| 7 November 2011 11:07 am | 0 Comments
Hickstead: loss of a true superstar

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

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Guido’s legacy: wishing for a wet weekend

| 5 November 2010 12:53 pm | 0 Comments
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.

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Dear Aussie, here’s the gen on Phar Lap

| 19 June 2010 10:33 am | 3 Comments
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.

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What’s the best way to levy the horse industry?

| 13 May 2010 3:50 pm | 2 Comments
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.

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Another fun week in equestrian sport

| 19 April 2010 2:11 pm | 0 Comments
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.

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Phar Lap reunited

| 5 April 2010 11:21 pm | 0 Comments
Phar Lap reunited

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

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Head injuries and horse-riding

| 12 March 2010 11:57 am | 39 Comments
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.

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A new eventing season .. hurrah

| 5 March 2010 12:18 pm | 7 Comments
A new eventing season .. hurrah

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

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Counting the cost of equestrian sport

| 18 February 2010 1:35 am | 4 Comments
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.

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