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59 Pairs to Compete at Rolex Kentucky Following the First Horse Inspection
All but one of the 60 horses presented to the Ground Jury this afternoon at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover will continue to compete after the first horse inspection. The Kentucky springtime sun shone brightly…Written on Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:56 Be the first to comment!
Why do race horses love the beach?
• It's healthy for horses to have down time away from the stables • Sand is soft underfoot and low impact on horse's joints •Seawater soothes skin and musclesWritten on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:24 Be the first to comment!
Case mounted for broader recognition of Australian war horses | Anzac Day 2017
Australian horses have long been praised for their feats on the front line but there is less recognition for the thousands of animals that served Anzac troops in support roles. Well over half of the horses used by the British…Written on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:47 Be the first to comment!
Is Your Horse Naughty, Or Is He Actually In Pain? The Answer Is Written All Over His Face...
Facial expressions research at the Animal Health Trust will help vets and owners recognise pain in ridden horses before it’s too late. Experts at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equine Clinic are on a mission to help vets and owners…Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:49 1 comment
Ahead Of Filming Rampage Movie, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Visits Ranch For Horseplay
Dwayne Johnson will soon begin filming Rampage, a movie about a video game where monsters destroy a city, based on a true story. But before that, the pro-wrestler turned superstar actor is heading to his horse ranch for little bit…Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:38 Be the first to comment!
Attackers slash horses' faces before setting their stable alight
A warning that this article contains a photo of one horse's facial injuries which readers may find distressing. Two horses were "brutally" slashed across the face with a knife by an attacker who then set fire to their stables -…Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:14 Be the first to comment!
Thoroughbred £15,000 Showjumping Horse is Killed by a Rogue Helium Balloon
Three-year-old Espoiro died after accidentally eating the string of a helium balloon which landed in her field. The thread wrapped itself around her neck and she panicked, running into a gate and breaking her legs and neck. The horse, nicknamed…Written on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:01 Be the first to comment!
5 Things To Expect When You're Dating An Equestrian
1. You will only have tea after the horses have been fed. In an equestrians world, 99% of the time, the horse's come first. If you think that your tea will be served before the horses - then you are out…Written on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 12:36 2 comments
How To Recognise An Equestrian!
Unlike many athletes, competing in a specific sport, us equestrians come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. To the un-trained eye it may not be easy to spot an equestrian. However, if like me you've…Written on Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:46 5 comments
Natasha Baker Heartbroken as Rio Gold Medalist Horse Dies after Contracting Infection
Natasha Baker has revealed that her 11-time gold medal-winning horse, Cabral - aka JP, was put down over the weekend after falling ill from an infection. Tragic news for Natasha who had most recently triumphed with JP, winning three gold medals…Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:22 Be the first to comment!
Do horses like being patted as a reward?
WTF!! was my reaction when I read a year or so ago that some people think that it's cruel to pat a horse. They reason that because horses don't pat each other, it's unnatural to them so, we shouldn't either.…Written on Sunday, 06 September 2015 11:17 8 comments
Napping and other equine behavioural problems might need a change of attitude - yours! by Ben Hart
A horse that is napping can be a challenge but according to equine trainer Ben Hart, the biggest challenge should be to the assumptions you make about your horse's behaviour. Read on, because it's time to put a different spin…Written on Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:39 4 comments
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The trouble is that when someone is riding a horse and there is no one else watching, the rider cannot see the horse's facial expression well enough to interpret it. Hopefully, the whole horse ethogram will help with this problem. Also, what to do about the dismaying number of people who just don't care if they are causing pain to their horses ? They rationalize that they are only causing minor pain for a limited time and that they themselves suffer aches and pains during and after riding but they don't let it stop them from riding, and that they are giving the horse a better life than it would have elsewhere, so they are justified in expecting the horse to bear some occasional pain. [...]
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