Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.
Horses had similar stress responses when ridden by male and female riders of comparable riding abilities.
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Scientists believe paying too little or too much attention to a trainer can hinder a horse's learning ability.
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