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A man catches a domestic Mongolian horse in Khomiin Tal, Mongolia.
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Domestication came at a cost  to horses, say researchers

Domestication over millennia has boosted accumulation of harmful mutations.

Another world record for Charlotte and Valegro
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Another world record for Charlotte and Valegro

Britain’s golden pair edge ever closer to the 90% mark with another stunning victory.

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.”

Teach your horse to relax
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Teach your horse to relax

When a horse is nervous and upset, it’s because his world is confusing and unpredictable.

Newly elected FEI President Ingmar de Vos addresses the FEI General Assembly in Baku following his win over three other candidates. Outgoing president, Princess Haya, is at far right of the picture.
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Ingmar De Vos sweeps to win in FEI presidential election

Belgium candidate won two-third majority needed in first voting round.

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.

Boring routines, picky bosses, limited rewards. Little wonder horses sometimes buckle under stress.
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Horse training: Why the science is flawed

There’s no such such thing as habituation in relation to training horses, writes Neil Davies.

Leopard coat patterns in horses have gone in and out of popularity throughout the ages, new research suggests.
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Complex leopard spotting not always the height of fashion

Striking coal colour went in and out of fashion, researchers found.

Shammy the dwarf: short on size, big on personality
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Shammy the dwarf: short on size, big on personality

Fans can’t get enough of five-month-old Shammy, who’s already the subject of a book.

Clarke Johnstone makes another splash on Balmoral Sensation, this time on his victory lap.
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Flawless showjumping round seals Puhinui title for Johnstone

Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation continue run of great form.

Florida equestrian estate on the market for $US6.9 million
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Florida equestrian estate on the market for $US6.9 million

Spectacular 12-stall barn includes groom’s quarters.

Scratching that itch: Here's the rub over horse training
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Scratching that itch: Here’s the rub over horse training

You’ll never rub your horse up the wrong way if you follow this simple method.

Happy and healthy members of the Breakfast Club. Photos: Redwings
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The Breakfast Club a tasty herd of horses

British charity Redwings turns around the lives of 23 rescue horses.

A Nokota mare and foal. Economics has meant the conservancy's breeding program has been severely curtailed.
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Rare Nokota horses face grim future

Future bleak for descendants of Sitting Bull’s horses if funds cannot be raised.

Field officers Nick White with Star, following the youngster's impressive recovery. Photo: World Horse Welfare
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Star makes fine recovery from horrific halter injuries

Star suffered terribly from an embedded halter, but his life has turned around.

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.

Wild horses in the Triple B Herd Management Area. Photo: BLM
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No need to ‘go bush’ and follow the herd

Want to be herd leader? Don’t bother trying; horses know you’re not one of them.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first recipient of the FEI Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her leading role as supporter of equestrian sport throughout her reign as British monarch. The award was presented by FEI President HRH Princess Haya at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
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Lifetime equestrian achievement award for Queen Elizabeth

Queen’s lifelong equine interest recognised by inaugural FEI award.

Jonelle and Tim Price's though-provoking artwork is selling now at auction.
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They can ride, but can they draw? Kiwi eventers in charity art auction

30 works from The Great RDA Horse Doodle for auction this week.

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.

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