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Is it safe to ride your horse while pregnant?

Horseback Riding while Pregnant: Yes or No?

Over the years, many women have asked me, “Is it ok to exercise, as well as, ride my horse, during pregnancy?” Many expectant mothers, have pondered this question, debating whether they continue riding while pregnant, ...
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Akhal-Teke horses with Naked Foal Syndrome which means they are hairless due to a recessive trait.

Researchers Identify Deadly Genetic Link in Hairless Horses

Researchers believe they have identified the gene that causes the deadly Naked Foal Syndrome (NFS) in the hairless horse. ...
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Horse riding therapy produces a multisensory environment. The three-dimensional movements of the horse’s back create a sensory experience that closely resembles the human gait.

Horse Riding has Benefits for Stroke Patients: Study

Horse riding therapy produces a multisensory environment for those recovering from the serious brain trauma. The three-dimensional movements of the horse’s back create a sensory experience that closely resembles the huma...
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Hiring practices in the horse industry

Extra H-2B Visas Could Benefit Horse Industry

Temporary, seasonal workers The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly decided to offer extra H-2B visas for temporary, seasonal workers. The visas for non-agriculture workers help a variety of businesses, in...
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USOC Dismisses Glefke, Farmer Complaint Against USEF

USOC dismisses a complaint brought by Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer against the USEF due to a procedural issue....
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USEF is also raising the drugs and medication charge per horse, per show to $15 from $8.

USEF Raises Cost of Joy in Horse Sports

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced it is raising membership fees $25 to $80 - along with another fee increase....
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Equine Researchers Tackle Coronavirus

While there is still much to be known about equine coronavirus (ECoV), researchers at UC Davis are discovering many commonalities among horses infected with the disease and are hopeful to someday find the root cause. The...
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Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

Horse Show Dads: Horses Can Improve Your Golf Game

For equestrians trying to justify those monthly horse expenses to their horse show dads (or moms), there's good news. Horses are helping golfers improve their performance and consistency on the golf course....
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Rich Fellers

2012 USEF Horses of the Year Named

Flexible and Jersey Boy were named 2012 USEF International Horse of the Year and USEF National Horse of the year respectively. These two winners, determined by a vote that was open to the public, were superstars of ...
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FEI Speaks Regarding Anti-Doping Case Procedures

Veterinary Mobility Act Now Law

The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act amends restrictive language within the Controlled Substances Act, which kept veterinarians from carrying and using controlled substances in the field....
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Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

There are several risk factors associated with eating disorders. Sports that focus on the individual are highly suspect, including equestrian sports - where appearance and elegance in the saddle are important....
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Flexibility Training for the Rider

Flexibility Training for the Rider

Riders who possess strong, supple muscles move more comfortably with their horse as one unit, whereas inflexible riders, who exhibit muscle tension and stiffness, produce similar responses from their horses, often interferi...
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Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength training is an essential component of fitness for all equestrians. Whether competing in dressage, jumping, cross country, reining, or perhaps even racing, a strong musculoskeletal system is crucial for enhancing p...
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Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

This is the first article on the components of physical fitness for the horseback rider. No matter the equestrian sport, cardiovascular fitness is essential for every rider. Riding requires adequate energy, stamina and end...
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Optimal Fitness for Equestrians

Does horse riding offer equestrians a fitness challenge?

Every equestrian should strive for optimal fitness because it plays a significant role in enhancing your riding performance. The benefits of a rider's fitness program are numerous because horseback riding, alone, does not p...
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Improve Your Riding Performance

Improve Your Riding Performance

Whether you participate in dressage, jumping, eventing, or trail riding, possessing a strong core is crucial, not only to your own performance, but to your horse’s performance as well....
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The Eighty Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman The 1950s have been called by some as the worst decade for horses. One plain grey gelding was used as a workhorse for the first eight years of his life. Broken down with harness sores his owner sold the gelding...
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Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Showing a top pony for free - it is every young equestrian's dream. Amber Hill Farm owner Elizabeth Mandarino will make the dream a reality for one child through the Amber Hill Farm Pony Talent Search....
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Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Hickstead, the sensational Jumping stallion that Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze rode to individual gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong collapsed and died in Verona today. The competition was stopped at the request o...
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Cowgirl Tuff with Western Wishes

Now That's Cowgirl Tuff

While holding onto the lead rope, the horse swiftly bolted and the rope looped and wrapped Kenzie’s hand. Kenzie was pulled down; the horse turned, kicked out both rear feet and everything went dark....
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