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Poll Recap: Saddle Fit

January 21, 2014

Just over half of the respondents in this week's poll said they have had a saddle professionally fitted. ... Read More

ISJC President Stephan Ellenbruch (left) and FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos celebrate the signing of the ISJC's memorandum of understanding.

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FEI, Show Jumping Officials Sign Memorandum of Understanding

January 20, 2014

The ISJC is second of the former FEI Associate Members to sign a memorandum of understanding with the FEI. ... Read More

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Does Your Saddle Hurt Your Horse?

January 16, 2014

Find out what behaviors can tell you that your saddle hurts your horse. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horses and Event Facilities

January 15, 2014

Learn how to evaluate risk and protect your horse from infectious disease at event facilities.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Up!

January 14, 2014

Of the 2,580 respondents, 951 (37%) said that they would ride in a western saddle.... Read More

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Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses?

January 05, 2014

Researchers are studying the ill-defined syndrome of "stress" and its potential role in ulcer development.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Switzerland Bans Hyperflexion Use in Competition, Training

January 03, 2014

Swiss officials have enacted a law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion (also known as rollkur).... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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USEA Launches Equine Research Initiative

December 17, 2013

The USEA will make a $1.00 dollar per starter assessment to fund research that benefits sport horses.... Read More

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Study: Sellers Use Head Set to Advertise Training Level

December 15, 2013

What can headsets tell you about the horse and its level of training? Researchers sought to find out.... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

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Researchers Go In Search of the Perfect Passage

December 07, 2013

Are top dressage horses routinely performing the "perfect passage" as defined by the FEI?... Read More

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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