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Missionary Samuel Marsden brought the first horses to New Zealand.
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Horses arrived in New Zealand 200 years ago today

Maori in awe at sight of such extraordinary looking animals.

Marco Kutscher and Cornet’s Cristallo at Olympia.
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Marco on the mark with Olympia World Cup leg win

Marco Kutscher and Cornet’s Cristallo land the win from 13-strong jump-off at London show.

The characteristic inward curving ears of the Marwari horse. Photo: Virendra Kankariya/Wikipedia
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Scientists map whole genome of a Marwari horse

First Asian horse breed to have its entire genome mapped.

The typical appearance of an idiopathic focal eosinophilic enteritis lesion in a horse. The lesion spans all or part of the circumference of the small intestine. The tissues are markedly thickened at the site of the lesion and most commonly there is obstruction of the bowel. Photo: PLoS ONE
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Seasonal pattern found in emerging cause of colic

Much is still unknown about idiopathic focal eosinophilic enteritis.

David Simpson jumps to victory on his mare Richi Rich to win the Alltech Christmas Puissance at Olympia, London.
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David Simpson strikes it Rich with 7’3″ puissance win

Northern Ireland rider pilots Richi Rich to jump 2.2m at Olympia Puissance.

Is safety valued in thoroughbreds in the riding horse market?
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Is safety valued in thoroughbreds in the riding horse market?

Australian researchers check out advertisements to find out.

Microscopic view of DNA being extracted (pipette at right) from an animal egg during a cloning procedure in Professor Neal First's animal science research lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during 1998.
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Animal cloning pioneer Neal First dies at 84

Wisconsin scientist’s lab best known for studies on reproduction in horses, cattle and pigs.

Wayne Pacelle
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Spending bill keeps door closed on horse slaughter in the US

Legislation signed by US president continues defunding of meat inspections.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning the fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League at Olympia with yet another world-record-breaking score.
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Another record-breaking ride for Charlotte and Valegro

Pair earn score of 94.300 at Olympia in the heart of London.

Claire Brown.
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Connemara ponies’ history provides cultural insights for researcher

Claire Brown sets off in new research direction.

Wild horses in Wyoming.
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Third horse ecosanctuary approved by US authorities

Sanctuary to located near Lander, Wyoming.

Mine! Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos after their victory in Geneva.
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Hello Sanctos and hello Rolex Grand Slam: Scott’s on a roll

British rider just keeps on winning, with second emphatic victory in Geneva.

The 'mad' horse: is he really?
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The ‘mad’ horse: is he really?

Unfortunately, people are always ready to blame their horse when things go wrong.

Baku turns on the glamour for FEI Awards
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Baku turns on the glamour for FEI Awards

Special presentation to Princess Haya includes a moving tribute to her time as 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.

FEI secretary general Ingmar de Vos and president Princess Haya.
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Olympic agenda forces shift in thinking for horse sports

Olympic Agenda 2020 high on agenda as Princess Haya addresses FEI General Assembly.

Angola welcomed into FEI family
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Angola welcomed into FEI family

Southern African country the latest to become an affiliate of horse sport’s governing body.

The Tetrarch and jockey Steve Donoghue in 1913.
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First book on famed spotted racehorse The Tetrarch

“The Spotted Wonder” chronicles the life of famous 20th century racehorse.

Athina Onassis de Miranda and Camille Z.
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Athina Onassis loses leading mare in freak jumping accident

AD Camille Z breaks hind leg during a qualifying competition in Geneva on Thursday night.

Anti-soring bill stalls in Congress
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Anti-soring bill stalls in Congress

Objection by at least one Republican lawmaker leaves popular bill in limbo.

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