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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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International Horse Sports Confederation Holds First Meeting

April 01, 2014

At the meeting, the FEI and the IFHA confirmed they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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Swelling in the Girth Area

March 24, 2014

What is causing my horse to swell in the area his girth sits?... Read More

Massimiliano Ruggeri (ITA) on Spat Split And White, silver medalists at the FEI European Reining Championships 2013 in Augsburg, Germany.

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FEI Agreement with NRHA, AQHA to Foster Reining Growth

March 21, 2014

The agreement covers horse welfare, FEI rules and regulations, FEI Clean Sport, FEI recognition, and more.... Read More

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Individual 2014 WEG Tickets Now On Sale

March 04, 2014

The majority of the newly released tickets are for single sessions in jumping, dressage, and eventing.... Read More

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How Vets can Treat 'Untouchable' Horses

February 27, 2014

Treating "untouchable" horses, such as some rodeo stock, is a rare but real challenge for veterinarians.... Read More

Meydan is an international supporter of equestrian sports, including endurance riding.

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Meydan Group Signs Sponsorship Agreement for 2014 WEG

February 26, 2014

The Meydan Group has become an official sponsor of the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014. ... Read More

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Western Gunslinger Dies

February 18, 2014

The AQHA halter world champion and world champion sire died due to complications from an intestinal tumor.... Read More

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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

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2014 Road to the Horse Judges Announced

January 21, 2014

Judges for 2014 will be Mike Kevil, Bryan Neubert, Cody Lambert, Joe Wolter, Jack Brainard, and Jon Ensign.... 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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Reining Great 'Einstein' Dies

January 09, 2014

Famed reining horse and sire Great Resolve, known as Einstein, died Jan. 2 due to colic surgery complications.... 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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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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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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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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Para-Reining to Debut at AQHA World Championship Show

November 06, 2013

A new discipline will be on display at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show: para-reining.... 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