Safety

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Belmont Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

May 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 29, 2016

Churchill Downs was the first track to be accredited in 2009, the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's inaugural year. ... Read More

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Preventing Horse-Related Injuries to Humans

April 23, 2016

Researchers recently learned that 14% of individuals in emergency rooms were admitted for a horse-related injury. ... Read More

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FEI Joins Other Stakeholders in Concussion Conference

April 15, 2016

The fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport will take place Oct. 27-28 in Berlin, Germany.... Read More

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North Carolina Barn Fire Claims Horses

February 22, 2016

Two horses and a dog and her puppies died when a tack room space heater meant to warm the litter started a blaze.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 28, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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USEF to Continue Eventing Frangible Technology Grants

January 09, 2016

The ultimate goal with frangible technology is to reduce the incidence of potentially fatal injuries to horse and rider.... Read More

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Hand Protection in Equine Veterinary Care

January 04, 2016

Disposable gloves are made of numerous materials with varying levels of protection appropriate for different uses.... Read More

Article

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

Commentary

Stop the Mugging! Using Treats in Equine Training

December 18, 2015

My trainer says feeding my horse treats has caused his poor ground manners. Should I stop?... Read More

Article

Rider Safety: Always in Fashion

December 02, 2015

Whether you're hitting the trail or riding in the ring, outfit yourself head to toe in smart and safe riding gear.... Read More

Commentary

The Liability of Leasing a Horse to a Kid

November 27, 2015

Have you considered leasing a horse? To a minor? An equine lawyer explains the risk. ... Read More

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Selecting Safe Horse Fencing

November 20, 2015

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water offers tips on selecting horse-safe fencing.... Read More

Pamela Nezil performed a dressage routine based around learning theory principles such as using signals the horse can differentiate, using consistency and repetition, and releasing pressure immediately when the horse responds.

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2015 ISES Convention Highlights: How Horses Learn and More

November 18, 2015

Enjoy these highlights and article links from the 2015 International Society for Equitation Science Conference.... Read More

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Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 31, 2015

Del Mar's continuous emphasis on safety and integrity sets an example for the industry, officials said.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklet on Returning to Riding

October 23, 2015

The booklet covers preparing for an injury, returning to riding after a long recovery, concussion assessment, and more.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Reaccredited by Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 21, 2015

Officials said Kentucky Downs achieved "big-track results in the areas of safety and integrity."... Read More

Commentary

Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More

Article

Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

Some disaster areas, such as Moore, Oklahoma, after the 2013 tornado, can look like war zones.

Blog

Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

October 05, 2015

Consider these important factors before you volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation.... Read More

Article

On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

Article

BEVA Addresses Injury Risks Posed to Horse Vets

September 15, 2015

A survey revealed that being a horse vet could carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the U.K.... Read More

Commentary

Tail Blocking's Effects on Horse Communication

September 03, 2015

If a horse's tail has been nerved, is he at a social disadvantage when turned out with others? ... Read More