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A Dundee horse riding centre is holding dedicated lessons for children on the autistic spectrum in the hope of creating equal opportunities for youngsters. Before discovering riding, Stuart Watson-Lang, from Maryfield, tried football with the National Autistic Society but didn’t enjoy the physicality of the sport. However, after being introduced to autistic riding lessons, the 14-year-old’s new-found friendship with his…

FEI to fine owners of loose dogs at equestrian events

Written by Wednesday, 18 July 2018 08:55
Owners of loose dogs at equestrian events could find themselves being fined from next year. The proposal, by the FEI, follows a number of high-profile incidents of dogs chasing horses at competitions in recent years and suggested a CHF 100 fine for loose dogs at their events; the equivalent to £76. "There is currently no provision in the FEI Rules about…
A MINIATURE horse that went missing during Japan’s devastating floods last week has been found alive and stranded on a roof. Leaf, a nine-year-old mare used for animal therapy at the Life Town Mabi aged care facility in the Mabicho district of Kakehashi, vanished on July 6 along with her colt, Earth, when floodwaters swept through the region on Friday.…

The Sound of Happiness - a Snort!

Written by Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:32
That sound. The warm rumble we are all so familiar with - our horses' snort. Many horse owners and caretakers have noted an association between snorting and positive environments, but the connection hadn't been scientifically tested until now. In a study, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers in France determined that the snorting exhale that horses often make…
WESTBURY'S White Horse was turned into a giant England flag by patriotic footy fans yesterday - only for "jobsworth" council workers to pull it down hours later. Stakes were hammered into grass around the landmark in the hills of Westbury, Wilts - and the crimson tape stretched across. But by 9.30am, just three hours after it was first spotted it…
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