Alois Podhajsky at the Spanish Riding School

What a treat! Here is an Austrian documentary film done in the 1950s to promote the Spanish Riding School. This footage was only recently rediscovered. While the movements here are not always technically perfect, the formations are masterfully ridden, the horses look relaxed, and the stillness of the riders is Zenlike. View Video

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Free teleseminar on equine supplements

Wondering what supplements your horse should get or if he needs any at all? Dr. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D., an equine nutritionist, is hosting a free teleseminar on Thursday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST. where she will answer your questions. Instructions: Dial 712-432-3030 and enter Code: 918791 If you’re not able to make it, […]

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So fast, so slow

When  Muybridge first published his series of still images of the horse in motion, it completely changed our understanding of how a horse moved its legs (The Horse in Motion). But slow motion video of horses galloping is still pretty cool and it can help evaluate or assess a horse’s gait.

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Calvin Borel brings home another Derby Winner

The track was so sloppy that as the horses came around the final turn into the home stretch it was impossible to identify any one of them: they were all brown and muddy. Many horses don’t like to run in the mud, especially if they spend most of the race with mud hitting their faces. […]

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Equine genome sequencing shows similarity to human genome.

An international research team has found that the genome of the domestic horse, Equus caballus, has a structure remarkably similar to our own genome. The paper, “”Genome Sequence, Comparative Analysis, and Population Genetics of the Domestic Horse,” will be published in the Nov. 6 issue of the journal Science.” It is the first published report […]

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Second arrest in Florida horse killings

A second suspect has been arrested for his part in two of the Florida horse killings. Nineteen year old Santiago Cabrera, of Hialeah, faces charges of armed burglary, animal cruelty, killing a registered breed horse and breaking a fence. Read more.

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The Gem Twist story isn’t over

Gem Twist (1979-2006) was a legendary jumper. Bred by Frank Chapot, this American Thoroughbred gelding had a stellar career as a Grand Prix jumper. His wins included two silver medals at the 1988 Olympics, three “American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year” titles, and won more than $800,000. When he was euthanized at the […]

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