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Caring for Cutting Horses ... Er, Ponies

October 31, 2013

Alex shares what she learned about caring for cutting ponies during TheHorse annual editorial team outing. ... Read More

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French Veterinarians Preparing for 2014 WEG

October 31, 2013

Find out how veterinarians are preparing with less than a year to go before the 2014 World Equestrian Games.... Read More

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Researchers Study Head, Neck Positions' Effects on Muscles

October 11, 2013

Researchers evaluated the activity of three muscles when horses worked in different head and neck positions.... Read More

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Nominations Sought for USEF Awards

September 15, 2013

The deadline to submit nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor is Sept. 23.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Water Bucket Half Full or Half Empty?

September 11, 2013

Researchers developed a test to find out whether horses are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between.... Read More

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Studying the Rider-Saddle-Horse Interface

September 04, 2013

Researchers are studying how forces applied by saddle and rider affect a horse's performance and welfare.... Read More

"After the winter and holiday lull in training and competition, I can't wait to get back in the show ring and improve upon my results from the previous year," says Managing Editor Alexandra Beckstett.

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Improving Horse Welfare at Stock-Breed Shows

September 03, 2013

Researchers sought better understanding of the welfare concerns relating to stock-type show horses. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adds Trail Riding Blog

August 29, 2013

The blog is geared toward recreational riders and will focus on land use, safety, and trail horse health.... Read More

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FEI, IEOA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

August 09, 2013

The MOU covers universal issues such as horse welfare, recognition, FEI rules and regulations, and more.... Read More

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Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More

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ISES 2013: Why Rein Tension is Important to Horse Welfare

August 06, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle shares why it's important for riders and coaches to understand rein tension.... Read More

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ISES 2013: Comparing Amateurs and Pros in Rein Tension Study

August 05, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle compares how professional and amateur riders responded during her rein tension study.... Read More

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Horse Sport Psychology 101

July 30, 2013

A recent study look at whether a rider's mental skill equates to success in the show ring.... Read More

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ISES 2013: Rider Perception of Rein Tension Study

July 30, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle shares the results of her study investigating rider perception of rein tension.... Read More

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USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More

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Riders' Perception of Rein Tension Studied

July 29, 2013

Study results suggest riders of all levels tend to misjudge the amount of tension they apply to their reins.... Read More

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Colonels Smokingun Laid To Rest

July 10, 2013

Colonels Smokingun lost his battle with laminitis on July 8.... Read More

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Tipster Gets Cash Reward Connected to HPA Violation Case

March 02, 2012

The tipster provided information leading to the arrests and convictions of those involved in a soring case.... Read More

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Team USA Reiners Take Silver and Bronze in Run-Off at 2006 WEG; Show Jumper Beezie Madden Finishes with a Silver Medal

September 04, 2006

It ended like it began, with wind and rain. But, it was a wet, windy and wonderful finale to an amazing two weeks of equestrian sport at the 2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. By all accounts, it has turned out to be the... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

September 04, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany.

For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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Maryland Horse Industry Board Awards $20,416 in Grants

July 19, 2006

Therapeutic riding programs, youth clubs, public riding facilities, educational, and research programs are among the 13 groups receiving more than $20,000 in grants from the Maryland Horse Industry... Read More

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HorseTV Named the Official Network of the National High School Rodeo Association

June 19, 2006

The HorseTV Channel has announced its multi-year, national corporate sponsorship agreement with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) designating the network as the Official National Network of the NHSRA and detailing broad... Read More

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FEI Reining Committee Proposes Changes

June 19, 2006

Updating the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Reining Strategic Plan, establishing a timetable for Continental and World Championships, and a review of the FEI Rules for Reining were among the... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Planning and Preparing for the Big Adventure

February 01, 2006

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Happy Trails by Les Sellnow. This book is available from Read More

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Federal Bill Introduced to Expand Veterinary Workforce

July 01, 2005

In response to an increased threat of the use of biological agents for terrorism purposes, The Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act of 2005 (S. 914 and H.R. 2206) has been introduced to the House and Senate. Sen. Wayne Allar... Read More