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Ernie and Albert proved themselves to be stars.
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Ernie and Albert prove themselves to be natural stars

Miniature duo star in new Christmas commercial.

Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center's creative director, Stephen Thompson, with the 1873 painting of King William. Photo: Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center
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Celebration marks return of horse painting to Maine

Portrait of harness racer King William returns to its home state.

Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse
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Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse

Important fossils unearthed on the edge of a coal mine.

After a month of lessons it's very easy to teach a horse to step over difficult obstacles. I start with simple and easy tasks and work up to more difficult problems.
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Give the flap the flick

I’ve never found plastic bags blowing in the wind or umbrellas suddenly opening a problem.

Christopher Megahey and Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier clear the wall to win the Emerald International Puissance.
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Youngster’s leap of faith wins Irish puissance

Christopher Megahey, 16, clears 6’7” on Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier to win Emerald high-jump.

Jessica Manson and Australian Stock Horse Legal Star won the prestigious FEI Classics at the Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide.
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Young rider seizes FEI Classics win in Adelaide 4* 3DE

Jessica Manson rides Australian Stock Horse Legal Star to AI3DE success.

The bay Welsh Cob.
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Entrepreneur to immortalise British native breeds in models

Becky Benfield aims to satisfy demand for the best of British.

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.

Using sense and sensitisation in horse training - or not
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Using sense and sensitisation in horse training – or not

The only part of any horse that anyone can teach is his mind.

New Zealand's National One Day Event Championships winner Fraser King and Nadal KSNZ.
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King’s Nadal wins NZ one-day-eventing champs

Fraser King and Nadal improve over each phase to take prestigious Forest Gate Trophy.

Mushroom that grows on horse dung found to have antibiotic properties
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Mushroom that grows on horse dung found to have antibiotic properties

Scientists explore potential uses of agent known as copsin.

Micro x-ray analysis revealed a well preserved foetus within the fossil of an ancient horse, Eurohippus messelensis. Photo: Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt
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Ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal

Nearly complete fossilized fetus found in 47 million-year-old Eurohippus messelensis.

Become an unflappable horseman
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Become an unflappable horseman

Avoid the horse’s flight response by teaching him to stand whenever he’s worried.

Canterbury strangles outbreak: "This disease is not going away"
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Canterbury strangles outbreak: “This disease is not going away”

Vet says some horse owners take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach.

Filippe Masetti's horseback journey covered 16,000km.
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Long Rider: “Dreams do come true”

What an adventure: 16,000 kilometres in the saddle from Canada to Brazil.

Don't get in a flap: Say 'neigh' to tarps and flags
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Don’t get in a flap: Say ‘neigh’ to tarps and flags

Never scare your horse with the idea that he’ll ‘get used to’ something.

Boyd after he was rescued from a South Wales farm in 2011.
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Brave Boyd bounces back after tough start

Six-year-old was among several horses rescued from South Wales in 2011.

Link between rock-art sites and locations with strongest sound reflection, says expert.
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Ancient auditory illusions linked to sites of prehistoric art

Link between rock-art sites and locations with strongest sound reflection, says expert.

Rich Fellers and Flexible won the opening World Cup Qualifier at Thunderbird Show Park.
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Flexible, showjumping’s comeback king

Equine research industry honors one of its most successful equine patients.

Tiny jade horse sculpture fetches £170,000 at auction
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Tiny jade horse sculpture fetches £170,000 at auction

Ming Dynasty artwork to be returned to Hong Kong.

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