Great Reads

Great reads from the greatest news stories and editorial reads from around the equestrian globe touched up with a little bit of shopping. What ever can go wrong..

SJ Breeding: Irish-bred horses had great success in Show Jumping in Europe and further afield last week

Irish bred horses including Mr Coolcaum (ISH)[TIH]; Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh (ISH); HHS Javas Gucci (ISH); Lux Lady (ISH); High Jack (ISH) and Quarrycrest Reflection (ISH) all finished in first place in Vilamoura (POR), Wellington (USA) and Lillestrøm (NOR) last week. See below for the full list of Irish-bred Show …

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EV Breeding: Six Traditional Irish Horses finished in the top ten in Eventing in the USA last week

Six Traditionally-bred Irish horses finished in the top ten at the Rocking Horse Winter Horse Trials in Florida last week, including Carrick Finest Lad (ISH)[TIH] bred by Tom Jones (Monaghan), and BT Jump The Gun (ISH)[TIH] bred by Dan O’Brien (Waterford). See below for the full list of Irish-bred Eventing …

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27 stunning show ring moments H&H captured during the 2019 show season

Enlister Islay Spruce owned by Mrs Julie Barton winner of the Cuddy Supreme In Hand Championship during the Royal Norfolk Show held at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich in Norfolk in the UK between 26-27th June 2019 The wild, stormy weather of late makes the summer show season feel like …

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H&H Interview: Countryside Alliance chairman Nick Herbert *H&H Plus*

Catherine Austen talks to the Countryside Alliance chairman about where hunting lies in the political landscape and what can be done to secure its future Nick Herbert Chairman Countryside Alliance 08.02.20 “We need to be clear about this: it can’t be ‘business as usual’,” says Nick Herbert, the new chairman …

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Animal welfare expert discusses bits and breathing in horses

Bits and breathing. Both words start with the letter “b”, and most might assume their relationship ends there. But Dr. David Mellor, a leading animal welfare expert at Massey University in New Zealand, believes there is more to the story, especially when it comes to our horses. His research, shared …

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Olympic place lost over claims of deliberate cannabis sabotage *H&H Plus*

Riders whose positive dope tests led to their country’s losing its place at this summer’s Olympics claim they were sabotaged by a rival nation adding cannabis to their shisha. H&H looks into the facts behind the FEI’s decision to reallocate the Tokyo ticket… Qatari showjumper Bassem Mohammed Qatar claims the …

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Horse Back Pain, the Multifidus Muscle, and Ultrasound

Benoit describes how equine practitioners can use ultrasound to evaluate the multifidus muscle, which stabilizes and supports the equine back. The post Horse Back Pain, the Multifidus Muscle, and Ultrasound appeared first on The Horse.

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The 10 commandments of electric fencing

Oh electric fencing, so useful yet so infuriating. These 10 commandments may well sound familiar… field divided by electric fencing 1. Do not covet thy neighbour’s electric fence, with its pristine posts and perfectly straight tape without a knot to be seen, for he shall soon learn. 2. However carefully …

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Anna Ross: We must educate, not alienate *H&H Plus*

I fully support the sentiments of Carl Hester and Laura Tomlinson in their recent columns regarding online bullying. Real horse welfare concerns should be reported to British Dressage, but it should be remembered that some people feel simply riding a horse is abuse, some adamantly argue that the use of …

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