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Winter Riding Realizations

February 18, 2014

What winter riding challenges do you face?... Read More

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Western Gunslinger Dies

February 18, 2014

The AQHA halter world champion and world champion sire died due to complications from an intestinal tumor.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fit

January 21, 2014

Just over half of the respondents in this week's poll said they have had a saddle professionally fitted. ... Read More

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2014 Road to the Horse Judges Announced

January 21, 2014

Judges for 2014 will be Mike Kevil, Bryan Neubert, Cody Lambert, Joe Wolter, Jack Brainard, and Jon Ensign.... Read More

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Does Your Saddle Hurt Your Horse?

January 16, 2014

Find out what behaviors can tell you that your saddle hurts your horse. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horses and Event Facilities

January 15, 2014

Learn how to evaluate risk and protect your horse from infectious disease at event facilities.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Up!

January 14, 2014

Of the 2,580 respondents, 951 (37%) said that they would ride in a western saddle.... Read More

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Reining Great 'Einstein' Dies

January 09, 2014

Famed reining horse and sire Great Resolve, known as Einstein, died Jan. 2 due to colic surgery complications.... Read More

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Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses?

January 05, 2014

Researchers are studying the ill-defined syndrome of "stress" and its potential role in ulcer development.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Study: Sellers Use Head Set to Advertise Training Level

December 15, 2013

What can headsets tell you about the horse and its level of training? Researchers sought to find out.... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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Six Veterinarian-Approved Saddle-Fit Tips

November 11, 2013

On a quest for the perfect saddle and the best fit? Here are a few words of advice from veterinarians. ... Read More

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Para-Reining to Debut at AQHA World Championship Show

November 06, 2013

A new discipline will be on display at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show: para-reining.... Read More

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Caring for Cutting Horses ... Er, Ponies

October 31, 2013

Alex shares what she learned about caring for cutting ponies during TheHorse annual editorial team outing. ... Read More

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French Veterinarians Preparing for 2014 WEG

October 31, 2013

Find out how veterinarians are preparing with less than a year to go before the 2014 World Equestrian Games.... Read More

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Researchers Study Head, Neck Positions' Effects on Muscles

October 11, 2013

Researchers evaluated the activity of three muscles when horses worked in different head and neck positions.... Read More

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Nominations Sought for USEF Awards

September 15, 2013

The deadline to submit nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor is Sept. 23.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Water Bucket Half Full or Half Empty?

September 11, 2013

Researchers developed a test to find out whether horses are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between.... Read More

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Studying the Rider-Saddle-Horse Interface

September 04, 2013

Researchers are studying how forces applied by saddle and rider affect a horse's performance and welfare.... Read More

"After the winter and holiday lull in training and competition, I can't wait to get back in the show ring and improve upon my results from the previous year," says Managing Editor Alexandra Beckstett.

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Improving Horse Welfare at Stock-Breed Shows

September 03, 2013

Researchers sought better understanding of the welfare concerns relating to stock-type show horses. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adds Trail Riding Blog

August 29, 2013

The blog is geared toward recreational riders and will focus on land use, safety, and trail horse health.... Read More

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FEI, IEOA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

August 09, 2013

The MOU covers universal issues such as horse welfare, recognition, FEI rules and regulations, and more.... Read More

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Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More