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A police horse who went viral on social media, after posing in front of the Liver Bird Wings artwork, has died. Murphy’s Law was a 21-year-old with 14 years service with Merseyside Police and was due to retire this November. Murphy died after a sudden illness just a week after he was pictured while out on patrol with rider Constable…

Part One: My Horse Betrayed Me | Anna Blake

Written by Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:55
I hear lots of horror stories in my line of work. “My horse just started bucking, for no good reason.” “He was flying like a kite on the end of my lead rope.” “One minute he was walking next to me and the next, I had smashed toes, my head knocked sideways, and he was running away.” In that instant,…
Before we begin...  I am a qualified doctor currently training in Anaesthetics and I have an interest in equestrian events medicine and trauma. This blog does not aim to replace first aid training, and I would recommend that all those spending time around horses gain formal training. Horses are inherently unpredictable and therefore there is always a chance that when…
Have you ever taken the time to think about what would happen if you were to have a bad fall when you were at a competition? In particular out on a cross country course falls can cause serious injuries and prompt effective help is something that you want, and you want it quickly. When competing in unaffiliated events it is…

[Friday Fun] Hafl Cam: Water Bucket Edition

Written by Friday, 11 August 2017 09:17
Inspired by this week's videos of animals drinking in a zoo, we made our very own: Hafl drinks from a water bucket video. And Hafl is too sweet - see it for yourself: Dressage Hafl  
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