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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

November 15, 2013

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse.... Read More

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Arkansas Awarded Leading Thoroughbred Award

November 12, 2013

The award is open to all Thoroughbreds competing at the National Horse Show. ... Read More

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Six Veterinarian-Approved Saddle-Fit Tips

November 11, 2013

On a quest for the perfect saddle and the best fit? Here are a few words of advice from veterinarians. ... Read More

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Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

November 10, 2013

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine.... 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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Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

October 29, 2013

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. ... 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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How Horses' Ear Direction Affects Jumping Success

October 07, 2013

Can a horse's ears predict a his responsiveness to a task such as jumping? Researchers found out.... 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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Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

September 06, 2013

Researchers proved that horses can become "lighter" with proper negative reinforcement training.... 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

A cob wearing bridle fitted with pressure sensor beneath the noseband.

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Researchers Measure Horses' Noseband Pressure

August 12, 2013

Researchers recently developed two pressure detection systems to measure pressure exerted by nosebands.... Read More

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Dressage Champion Rusty Euthanized

August 09, 2013

Rusty, who was 25 when he was euthanized last week, has two clones to carry on his genetic legacy.... 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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Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More