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Resilient Star shows courage to move forward with his life

Resilient Star shows courage to move forward with his life

Victim of terrible neglect as a foal now a trusting pony.

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Video captures horse rider crossing busy New York bridge

Video captures horse rider crossing busy New York bridge

Patrol car swung in behind on Outerbridge Crossing for safety.

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Cost-effective and humane ways exist to manage wild horses, says advocate

Cost-effective and humane ways exist to manage wild horses, says advocate

Ginger Kathrens addresses lawmakers over mustang management.

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Lawmakers told of BLM’s challenges in managing wild horse numbers

Lawmakers told of BLM’s challenges in managing wild horse numbers

“Additional tools and resources are needed,” House subcommittee told.

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Lack of attentiveness in horses linked by researchers to back pain

Lack of attentiveness in horses linked by researchers to back pain

Attentional engagement could become indicator of chronic pain.

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Prestigious award for “champion of the horse industry”

Prestigious award for “champion of the horse industry”

Jay Hickey receives the Rolapp Award, usually given to Congress members.

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Focus

Homework done? Strict criteria for “Team Nicholson” selection

Homework done? Strict criteria for “Team Nicholson” selection

Selector announces “Team Nicholson” – Watch out New Zealand!

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Viva Las Vegas! Sapphire’s sale-topping sister fetches €27,000

Viva Las Vegas! Sapphire’s sale-topping sister fetches €27,000

Queen Vegas van’t Merelsnest bought by Irish Olympic rider Greg Broderick.

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Mark Todd to lead NZ’s Olympic eventing team to Rio

Mark Todd to lead NZ’s Olympic eventing team to Rio

Eighth Olympic Games for eventing’s elder statesman.

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William the third: Another Whitaker wins Hickstead’s famous Derby

William the third: Another Whitaker wins Hickstead’s famous Derby

William Whitaker wins Boomerang Trophy, following Michael and John.

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Young horse clinic accident claims life of respected trainer Mark Russell

Young horse clinic accident claims life of respected trainer Mark Russell

Popular trainer fails to regain consciousness after “freak accident”.

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Arena side: Eventing, dressage and jumping results

Arena side: Eventing, dressage and jumping results

Strzegom Horse Trials, Nations Cup, and Global Champions Tour results.

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Research

“Perfect storm” felled South America’s Ice Age mammals, including horses

“Perfect storm” felled South America’s Ice Age mammals, including horses

Many found to have disappeared in a century-long window.

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Grey-headed flying foxes not main Hendra culprit, research suggests

Grey-headed flying foxes not main Hendra culprit, research suggests

Black flying foxes suspected to be behind most spillover cases in horses.

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Evidence of temporary cardiac fatigue found in endurance horses

Evidence of temporary cardiac fatigue found in endurance horses

The clinical relevance of findings remain uncertain.

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Ability of horses to manipulate the attention of humans shown in study

Ability of horses to manipulate the attention of humans shown in study

Study provides further evidence of advanced cognitive abilities in horses.

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Patients with substance-use problems describe value of horse therapy

Patients with substance-use problems describe value of horse therapy

“The horse accepts you for who you are.”

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No evidence horses can carry Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus

No evidence horses can carry Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus

Dromedary camels the main reservoir for spillover cases in humans.

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Health

Zika not the only viral threat to visitors to Rio Olympics, say experts

Zika not the only viral threat to visitors to Rio Olympics, say experts

Authorities seem to be forgetting other worrying viruses, they suggest.

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Australia’s equine flu eradication a triumph for vet medicine – review

Australia’s equine flu eradication a triumph for vet medicine – review

Pair examine eradication efforts during 2007 outbreak.

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Want to learn more about horse parasites? Free online course on offer

Want to learn more about horse parasites? Free online course on offer

Learn all about common parasites that affect the horse – in your own time.

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Alfalfa in diet failed to reduce stomach ulcers in weanling horses

Alfalfa in diet failed to reduce stomach ulcers in weanling horses

Alfalfa failed to improve gastric mucosal lesion scores in weanlings.

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Global horse movements a risk for glanders spread, review suggests

Global horse movements a risk for glanders spread, review suggests

Experts examine risk of glanders in international movement of horses.

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Why ulcers are a pain in the gut for your horse

Why ulcers are a pain in the gut for your horse

Competition horses who work and travel are especially prone to ulcers.

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Training

Saddle fit for the rider an often overlooked piece of the puzzle

Saddle fit for the rider an often overlooked piece of the puzzle

Stirrup bar placement and rider leg length the key, says Jochen Schleese.

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Rhythm and cadence: Should you slow it down or speed it up?

Rhythm and cadence: Should you slow it down or speed it up?

The concept of cadence is a fundamental principle of locomotion.

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The rhythm of the horse: Is stretch-shorten the key?

The rhythm of the horse: Is stretch-shorten the key?

“If you listen to their breath, you will feel their heart.”

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Scientists drill down into rider movement in the saddle

Scientists drill down into rider movement in the saddle

Data from top rider could help coach others in correct motion.

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Easy does it: Teaching your horse to load on a trailer

Easy does it: Teaching your horse to load on a trailer

Trailer loading a horse should never be a confrontation, writes Neil Davies.

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The mental challenges of being a horse in the modern age

The mental challenges of being a horse in the modern age

Study indicates horses can suffer a depressive-like state.

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Breeding

Genetic vulnerability a factor in horses developing sarcoids – study

Genetic vulnerability a factor in horses developing sarcoids – study

Cancer-causing virus strikes genetically susceptible horses.

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AI, ET, among hot topics at Aust horse breeding expo

AI, ET, among hot topics at Aust horse breeding expo

Breeding experts to speak at Horse SA Horse Breeding Expo on June 4.

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Mares take gynaecological exams in their stride, study suggests

Mares take gynaecological exams in their stride, study suggests

Transrectal examination of mares was not perceived as a major stressor.

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Little Shine steps out on his new artificial hoof

Little Shine steps out on his new artificial hoof

“Every day I prayed and pleaded and cried out to God for a miracle.”

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Being ogled by Google too much for a horse

Being ogled by Google too much for a horse

Street View car appears to spook horse in Finland, unseating rider.

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Year-long labour of love: Clock brings alive horse movement

Year-long labour of love: Clock brings alive horse movement

Luxury timepiece maker Parmigiani Fleurier does something very special.

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Features

Let’s talk horses: How hippotherappy is helping speech patients

Let’s talk horses: How hippotherappy is helping speech patients

“We don’t quite understand how it works yet, but we have a theory.”

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Bush fire vet tells of saving burned horses in Australia

Bush fire vet tells of saving burned horses in Australia

“It was a terrible event, but it has been a learning experience.”

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The secret lives of well-digging burros

The secret lives of well-digging burros

Researcher Erick Lundgren explores the water-seeking skills of desert-dwelling burros.

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She’s 82, he’s 20. They’re dressage’s newest Century Club members

She’s 82, he’s 20. They’re dressage’s newest Century Club members

“May the bucket (list) never run dry!” says Olwen Busch.

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Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Six strategies to help keep your horse fly free over summer.

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Why the long face: just how risky is horse riding?

Why the long face: just how risky is horse riding?

Are event rider deaths freak occurrences, asks Kirrilly Thompson.

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In Brief

New Jersey equine stalwart honored with Van Ness Award

New Jersey equine stalwart honored with Van Ness Award

Award recognises work of Dr Ann M Swinker over 45 years.

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US gelding program to be expanded

US gelding program to be expanded

Successful castration program grows to add more clinics and increase funding of $100 per horse.

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Harry & Snowman movie travels down under for NZ screenings

Harry & Snowman movie travels down under for NZ screenings

Limited showings of the true story of the legendary showjumper.

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Uthopia’s new owner staying out of the spotlight

Uthopia’s new owner staying out of the spotlight

Anonymous buyer goes to £165K British dressage team gold medalist.

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World Champion showjumper up for auction after Rio

World Champion showjumper up for auction after Rio

Jeroen Dubbeldam’s Zenith to be auctioned online in September.

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Racetracks give $20,000 for equine research in Florida

Racetracks give $20,000 for equine research in Florida

Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park support $100K initiative.

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