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Start them young – VIDEO Break

  Kids who are raised in barns know the true definition of hard work. This little guy is already a master at the art of mucking stalls and he looks like he just learned how to walk…    

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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: Letting Them Go: End of Life Decisions for Horses The toughest responsibility and the greatest act of love.Thinking about end of life decisions for our equine partners is something we would prefer to avoid, but being prepared can help make it easier.   France: Study: Horses Can Smell Human Fear, Happiness – The Horse Researchers confirmed that horses can smell specific odors in human sweat that reflect emotions like fear and happiness, which could open doors to a…

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Thursday’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 United Kingdom: ‘It’s where I’m meant to be’: Jonty Evans back on board Art – Horse & Hound Jonty Evans is back in the saddle of his Olympic ride Cooley Rorkes Drift (Art) – which he says is “where I’m meant to be”. A question of degrees: Have the textbooks been astray on equine body temperature? – Horsetalk.co.nz Temperature ranges used as an important measure of equine wellness may be too high to represent healthy horses, British research suggests….

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11 reasons why we couldn’t possibly live without horses

    Equestrians live for horses. We are all completely horse crazy and not afraid to admit it. The occasional non-horsey person might judge you for dedicating your entire life savings and every second of your free time to horses. But without horses, our lives would be so lame that we could not possibly survive. This is why equestrians cannot live without horses… 1) Hugging another person is not as emotionally satisfying. View this post on Instagram #kunosparkas #friendship #horsehug A post shared by Kunos Parkas (@kunosparkas) on Jan 1, 2019 at 6:37am PST   2) Wins are better together….

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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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Wednesday’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: Feeding Myths Exposed by Equine Nutrition Expert Explore truths and misconceptions behind some common beliefs around feeding horses.Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. explores the truths and misconceptions behind some common beliefs around feeding horses.   United Kingdom: British world champion has sights on Tokyo after pregnancy news – Horse & Hound The rider will miss this year’s Europeans but hopes to be back in the saddle by the end of the season.     United States: What’s on…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons most equestrians are single

  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons most equestrians are single 10. Manure is not a sexy fragrance. 9. Your whip and spurs scare potential lovers off. 8. You once suggested to your boyfriend that you could help him lose weight by lunging him. 7. Clucking in the bedroom is considered rude. 6. Your last partner gave…

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Just shake it off – VIDEO Break

  Horses are great for kids because it will teach them both toughness and humbleness. See below video for proof…    

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Tuesday’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 United Kingdom: Owners warned to look out for equine flu signs following outbreaks – Horse & Hound Horses in Essex, Cheshire and Derbyshire have been affected this month, and more outbreaks have been reported in Belgium, France and Germany. NHS manager who evented while off work with ‘bad back’ convicted of fraud – Horse & Hound The rider’s BE record shows results from the time she was on prolonged sick leave.     United States: 10 years marked since…

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