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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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Dujardin, Germans Lead Olympic Dressage After Day 1

August 12, 2016

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (GBR) hold the lead with a score of 85.071. ... Read More

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Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

August 08, 2016

Researchers found that some mental warm-up to prepare your horse to learn can go a long way toward effective training.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 29, 2016

Find out how the equine competitors from around the world got to Brazil.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

July 23, 2016

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

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Study: Nosebands Can Cause Horses Stress

May 09, 2016

Signs of stress dissipated as soon as the crank nosebands came off, suggesting that the horses' welfare was compromised.... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

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Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

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Congressman's Email Draws Ire From Oregon Dressage Riders

April 27, 2016

A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link soring to dressage.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

March 16, 2016

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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Horsing Around When 'Without Horse'

January 07, 2016

Discover different ways you can stay involved with horses when owning one isn't an option. ... Read More

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More