Recent News for Discipline-Specific Issues

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Training Across Riding Disciplines

June 20, 2017

Of the 305 respondents, 166 (54%) said they've cross-trained their horses outside their primary riding disciplines. ... Read More

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Collected, Medium, and Extended Trot Biomechanics Studied

June 20, 2017

Researchers focused on the effect of collected and lengthened paces in young and mature dressage horses.... 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

June 18, 2017

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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BHA Moving Toward Paperless System With Testing App

June 14, 2017

All post-race drug testing at the upcoming Royal Ascot meet will be recorded using a smartphone app.... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 13, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Tapwrit Surges Past Irish War Cry to Win 2017 Belmont Stakes

June 10, 2017

The 3-year-old Tapit son finished the mile-and-a-half race in 2:30.02.... Read More

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AQHA to Examine Furosemide Ban for Show Horses

June 09, 2017

The Animal Welfare Commission will review the proposed furosemide ban for show horses set to take effect Jan. 1, 2018.... Read More

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How Horse Genetics Relate to Equestrian Disciplines

June 08, 2017

A scientific basis behind breeding can allow for more informed decisions as horse breeding and equestrian sports evolve.... Read More

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California Approves Third-Party Furosemide Administration

June 07, 2017

The rule changes are expected to go into effect at all California tracks by Dec. 26.... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

June 06, 2017

The organization opposes the current legislation because it would eliminate the use of race-day furosemide.... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

June 06, 2017

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Racing's Future Without Fatal Fractures: Science Fiction?

May 31, 2017

A veterinarian with a focus on racehorses shares thoughts on how to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More

FEI Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello speaks at the 2017 FEI Endurance Forum, with panelists (L-R) Brian Sheahan, FEI Endurance Committee Chair, elite athlete Valerie Kanavy (USA), and Stephane Chazel (FRA), an event organizer, athlete, and trainer.

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FEI Endurance Forum 2017: Welfare, Education, and the Future

May 30, 2017

Forum presentations covered risk factors, bone fatigue, and risk management, among other topics. ... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

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

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Cloud Computing Conquers Classic Empire in Preakness Stakes

May 20, 2017

The lightly raced colt edged 2-1 second betting choice Classic Empire by a head in the race's last strides.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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Royal Mo Sustains Injury During Preakness Workout

May 15, 2017

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone and was transported to PennVet's New Bolton Center for treatment on Sunday.... Read More