Western Disciplines

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Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

August 22, 2014

Entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) have been finalized.... Read More

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First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

August 15, 2014

Entries for dressage, para-dressage, reining, endurance, and eventing have been announced.... Read More

Commentary

WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

Article

Apply with Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

Article

Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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Show Prep Tips Designed to Keep Your Horse Healthy

June 19, 2014

Here are some tips for making your horse shine without hindering his long-term health.... Read More

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What Makes Horses More or Less Likely to Miss Training Days?

June 17, 2014

Factors such as the animal's history appear to make horses more or less likely to miss training days.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Plans

June 03, 2014

Of the 473 respondents, 201 (42%) said they are most excited about trail riding or camping this summer. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Riding Lesson Expenses

May 20, 2014

Of the 1,031 respondents, 348 (34%) said they pay $36-$55 for individual private riding lessons.... Read More

Article

The Perfect Fit

May 14, 2014

Finding the right saddle for your horse is a mix of high-tech and hands-on approaches.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

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Saddle Sore Spots

May 02, 2014

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden with poorly fitting tack.... Read More

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Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work.... Read More

Come August, France will host the seventh edition of the World Equestrian Games. Here, France's own Cedric Lyard Competes in the Games' eventing test event.

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WEG 2014: Taking Normandy by Storm

April 28, 2014

Get a preview of what's to come when France hosts the 2014 World Equestrian Games. ... Read More

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Arena Footing Discussed at FEI Sports Forum

April 28, 2014

One session reviewed the Equine Surfaces White Paper, a study on surfaces' effects horses orthopedic health.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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International Horse Sports Confederation Holds First Meeting

April 01, 2014

At the meeting, the FEI and the IFHA confirmed they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

Article

Swelling in the Girth Area

March 24, 2014

What is causing my horse to swell in the area his girth sits?... Read More

Massimiliano Ruggeri (ITA) on Spat Split And White, silver medalists at the FEI European Reining Championships 2013 in Augsburg, Germany.

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FEI Agreement with NRHA, AQHA to Foster Reining Growth

March 21, 2014

The agreement covers horse welfare, FEI rules and regulations, FEI Clean Sport, FEI recognition, and more.... Read More

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Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

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Individual 2014 WEG Tickets Now On Sale

March 04, 2014

The majority of the newly released tickets are for single sessions in jumping, dressage, and eventing.... Read More

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How Vets can Treat 'Untouchable' Horses

February 27, 2014

Treating "untouchable" horses, such as some rodeo stock, is a rare but real challenge for veterinarians.... Read More