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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Canada: War of Will wins bizarre Preakness Stakes featuring riderless horse | CTV News War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, concluding a bizarre race which included a riderless horse galloping to the finish line.   United Kingdom: Is show ring success by porky ponies fueling equine obesity? – Horsetalk.co.nz Part of the problem could be the number of overweight horses and ponies winning at shows,…

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Sunday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Australia: Inquest into teenage eventers’ deaths hears medic ‘didn’t know how to use equipment’ – Horse & Hound The mother of 17-year-old eventer Olivia Inglis, who was killed in a rotational fall three years ago, has told an inquest how the medic at the event “struggled” to use his equipment.   Germany: Extinct horse species ranged further and survived longer than first thought – Horsetalk.co.nz Jun-Xia Yuan and his colleagues retrieved three near-complete mitochondrial genomes from the specimens.  …

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Horses that are severely allergic to wood: Part 31

  Some horses are more careful jumpers than others. But there are overachieving mounts that seemingly defy the laws of gravity while jumping. Maybe it is because they are allergic to wood or perhaps, they are trying to avoid getting eaten a monster that could be lurking under the fence. These horses’ riders might want to wear a spacesuit during their next jump school because their steeds are jumping to the moon…   View this post on Instagram Weekend feeling 💫 one from llany last August. Bear in mind this jump is 1m10 🙈 So sad it was rained off…

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How horses try to intimidate their riders – VIDEO Break

  Horses are extremely athletic creatures and it is a privilege to be able to ride them. Sometimes our horses like to remind us just what an honour it is that they let us on our backs, by displaying their best arial acrobatics during turnout time. Does your horse have moves quite as intimidating as this guy?    

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Saturday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Australia: Gender bias is rife in equestrianism – and horses are affected too – Horsetalk.co.nz Researchers found that the study participants, mostly female, held preconceived ideas about horse temperament and suitability based on the sex of the horse.   United Kingdom: Facebook confirms crackdown on horses for sale adverts – Horse & Hound The website had a long-standing policy stating animals are not to be sold on its platform, but there has been little enforcement until recently.    …

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Friday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Canada: The Difference Between Head-Tossing and Head-Shaking in Horses A new study reveals the cause of head-tossing in horses is not the same as head-shaking.   United Kingdom: ‘Huge surge’ in laminitis cases: vets urge vigilance – Horse & Hound Vets are urging owners to be on the alert for early signs of laminitis and to act quickly.     United States: Veterinarians Discuss Preferred Rehab Techniques for Horses – The Horse Address the entire horse, not just the…

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50 Transitions A Day Challenge – Update time!

  How have things been working out after 50 Transitions A Day? For Monster, pretty great! After a week of commitment to the challenge, Monster went to his first full (unrecognized) event at Majestic Oaks. As at home, I used a boatload of transitions in our warmup. EVERY time he felt heavy, I did a downward transition; strong with my seat and core, flexible with my elbows. If he was behind my leg, we did an upward transition. The results were huge! Two weeks prior at the Florida Horse Park,, Monster went to his first combined test, and scored a…

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