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How to use your most valuable training tool
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How to use your most valuable training tool

Giving a horse time to relax is an important part of the training process.

Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success
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Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success

Performance will quickly fall away if a horse becomes dehydrated.

Does your horse really want to be rugged?
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Does your horse really want to be rugged?

Novel Norwegian experiment puts the question to 23 horses.

Getting out of the arena and into the open spaces can do wonders for a horses's attitude.
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Cross training important for the mind and body of sport horses

Gradual and varied loading the key to a strong musculoskeletal system.

Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses - study
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Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses – study

Fluorescent or reflective riding gear helps, but let’s not forget the horse.

Fast forward almost a quarter of a century and it’s business as usual. Starting this mare under saddle. Bargo, New South Wales, Australia. 2013.
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Your most valuable training tool

Australian horse trainer Neil Davies lets readers in on a secret – for free.

An early Nations Cup parade at the show.
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Dublin Horse Show a sparkling celebration of Irish equestrianism

Ireland’s equestrian heritage converges at Dublin Horse Show.

The AERC Hall of Fame newest inductee, Remington, with owner John Parke.
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‘Cantankerous old pony’ rides into US endurance Hall of Fame

Popular pony covers more than 11,000 miles in endurance career.

Fear-free Horse Training, by Neil Davies
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Fear-free Horse Training, by Neil Davies

Australian trainer advocates “less is more” and having the horse build in confidence.

Study provides snapshot of front-line colic care
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Study provides snapshot of front-line colic care

British researchers probe diagnosis, treatment and other factors in large colon impactions.

Too much flexion increases conflict, say German researchers
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Too much flexion increases conflict, say German researchers

Nearly 90% of studied dressage horses overbent during warm-up.

Lest we forget: Remembering New Zealand's war horses
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Lest we forget: Remembering New Zealand’s war horses

As nations mark 100 years since World War 1 began, we remember NZ’s war horses.

Shannon Dahmer and Lakota Lace, who won the Intermediaire I - Open at Dressage in the Rockies on Saturday.
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Unlikely breeding produces striking dressage winner

Lakota Lace proves you don’t need a warmblood to win at top level dressage.

Cross training for horses - does it work?
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Cross training for horses – does it work?

Experts say equine cross training spreads the level of stress over more muscles and joints.

The scene at Crunchie's.
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Protecting horses from farm hazards

Owners need to identify hazards and tackle the risk, an expert says.

Jeanette Sassoon and Valiant.
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Legacy of blind dressage horse Valiant lives on

After going blind, Valiant surpassed all expectations of ever living a normal life.

The grey Arabian stallion Smetanka is the ancestor of Orlov Trotters.
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The Orlov Trotter

The native Russian Orlov Trotter was developed in the 18th century by Count Alexey Orlov.

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.

Validating the natural path: Houston Mounted Patrol's barefoot horses
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Validating the natural path: Houston Mounted Patrol’s barefoot horses

Being barefoot paying dividends for all 33 of city’s police horses.

A horse with a club foot.
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The importance of physical maturity in the horse

Studies show the horse’s spine doesn’t fuse until about the age of six.

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