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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Lightbulb Moment’ In The Quest To Teach A Horse To Accept Contact

Top U.S. show jumper Candice King grew up riding cutting horses in California and showing a pair of Appaloosas in the jumpers, all the way up to the puissance at age 14. The internationally successful King has a well-earned reputation for being able to effectively work with the most difficult and sensitive horses, but I […]

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OTTB Unmarked Bills Making His Mark On Eventing World

Unmarked Bills retired from the track just four years ago; this past weekend, “Billy,” (Posse—Kelli’s Ransom, Red Ransom) as he is known, competed in the toughest eventing competition in North America: the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. With 24 starts during his racing career, the bay gelding won […]

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Thoroughbred Sport Horse Divisional Award Winners Announced

Divisional winners of the Rood & Riddle Sport Horse Award for 2018 were honored on January 12 at the Horse of the Year Awards presented by AON during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL. Rood & Riddle in Wellington Practice Manager Nikki Stokes made the trophy presentations to the divisional winners. […]

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Over 350 Thoroughbreds Competed At The New Vocations Charity Horse Show And T.I.P. Championships

The fourth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was an astounding success with over 350 horses traveling from 23 states to compete in hunter, jumper, pleasure, dressage and western dressage disciplines. Over $60,000 was raised from the show to support New Vocations efforts to rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses. Held in conjunction with […]

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New Vocations And The Jockey Club Prep For A Thoroughbred Takeover In KY

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is preparing for its Fourth Annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, which will be held Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. In addition to the two-day format, qualified exhibitors will be welcomed to The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships, held on Sunday, […]

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Do Horses Try To Tell Us When They’re Lame?

A recent study assessed how accurately veterinarians can identify pain in ridden horses. Led by Dr. Sue Dyson, the Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the vets used a set of 24 behaviors (called an ethogram) to asses pain responses in horses while they […]

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New Vocations to Add Dressage to 2018 KY Show Roster

Due to the overwhelming popularity of The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show held each fall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., dressage and western dressage will be added to the two-day show schedule. This expansion will showcase even more retired racehorses in successful second careers. A destination event for many Thoroughbred owners […]

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New Cal Poly Equine Center To Benefit Students And Community

Utilizing a $20 million financial gift from Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer, the California Polytechnic State University, located in San Luis Obispo, has begun construction on the Oppenheimer Family Equine Center, with a completion date slated for February 2018. The center will include a covered riding arena, a stallion barn, a foaling barn and an addition […]

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2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover are now open and will be accepted through January 15, 2018. Accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1, 2018. The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines for Thoroughbreds that have had less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. The […]

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Physiologist Calls For Safety Standards Of Horse Boots

While safety standards for horseback rider’s helmets and vests are accepted across the board, and have been for years, there is no standard of safety for horse boots, something physiologist Dr. David Marlin would like to change. The former head of physiology at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in the United Kingdom, Marlin now runs […]

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