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..

How To Ride Confidently On A Horse With Scope

Watch any video of Show Jumper Brittni Raflowitz cruising around on her gelding, Hilton Van De Breepoel, and you know that horse has got some serious scope. But effectively riding a horse with a big jump and that scopey “hang time” over fences isn’t for the faint of hart. Brittni, …

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5 reasons to date an equestrian (and 5 reasons why you shouldn’t)

Choosing to date an equestrian is a toss-up. There plenty of pros (tight white breeches, impressive DIY skills…) — but a few cons that we’ll admit to as well (hairy fleeces, an aversion to holidays during the summer…) The Bunn Leisure Derby Trial Ellen Whitaker riding Locarno 62Tight white breeches …

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Farewell to ‘scruffy gypsy cob foal’ who became HOYS champion

A “scruffy little foal” bought out of pity who went on to be a Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) champion has died aged 26. Mr Moses, who was bought from travellers as a months-old colt, went to HOYS on 10 consecutive occasions, as well as standing champion at the …

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Quick thinking saves horses who fell through ice

Seven Bashkir horses were rescued after they fell through thin ice in a pond in Russia. Quick-thinking farmer Sagitzian Idiyatullin, 29, brought his tractor with a lifting jib which was used to pull all seven horses out of the freezing water. It’s quite well done and could have ended in …

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JEREMY STEINBERG looks back at 2019

 When I was thinking about this year-in-review column, I asked myself: What I will remember from 2019? What impact did 2019 have on me as a person, or those around me? I came up with three things I will be remembering and trying to justify in my mind for years …

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Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper to Get Invite to Las Vegas World Cup Final, Leading USA Olympic Team Selection–Graphic by BlackHorse-One

Feb. 18, 2020 Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper as the leading World Cup qualifying combination in North America are certain to get an invitation to the championship final in Las Vegas in mid-April and as the top partnership in the current United States Olympic standings may head to the Tokyo Games …

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Filly saved after night-time high jinx causes serious injury

Horsetalk.co.nz The future is just peachy for a young Florida barrel racing prospect, thanks to the care from veterinarian Santiago Demierre. Filly saved after night-time high jinx causes serious injury — Horsetalk.co.nz – equine news, research, and information

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U of M Launches Largest-Ever Equine Muscle Disease Study

University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) researchers have launched a study investigating the genetic and management factors influencing muscle disease in horses. Find out how to get involved. The post U of M Launches Largest-Ever Equine Muscle Disease Study appeared first on The Horse.

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Grants to support studies exploring the human-animal bond

Horsetalk.co.nz A three-year funding programme has been announced by the Society for Companion Animal Studies to support research that furthers understanding of the human-animal bond. Grants to support studies exploring the human-animal bond — Horsetalk.co.nz – equine news, research, and information

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‘The light was fading and the water rising’: watch rescuers help pony to safety through deep floods

A rescue team swam out to rescue a pony stuck on a small patch of dry land after she became trapped by rising floods. The mare, who has been dubbed Jemima Puddle Duck, was spotted by members of the public in Guildford, who contacted the RSPCA as they were concerned …

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Can gumshields help reduce concussion? We ask the experts *H&H Plus*

Following recent discussions about the benefits of gumshields for riders, H&H canvassed opinions from governing bodies’ chief medical advisers, a dentist and mouthguard specialist, plus riders from across the disciplines… Library image. Debate over the use of gumshields in equestrian sport has resurfaced following a call from a high-profile jockey …

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