Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Simple but game-changing grooming tip: How to tame a rowdy mane

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  Some equestrians are blessed with horses that have thin manes that fall perfectly on the right side of their necks. However, many manes are unruly thick beasts that fall on both sides of horses’ necks. This makes braiding a challenge and looks untidy on a daily basis. But fear not, you can easily tame your horse’s mane all…

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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 Canada: Investigation under way after controversial derby round – Horse & Hound The FEI has confirmed it is investigating after Andy Kocher jumped in a derby at Spruce Meadows on Carollo the day after the combination won a three-round grand prix.   United Kingdom: Cannabidiol (CBD) and horses: What is it good for? – Horsetalk.co.nz Cannabis sativa L. is the “umbrella term” for the plants known as hemp and marijuana. Marijuana is particularly high in THC, the cannabinoid that…

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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: Legal Considerations of Having Children and Dogs at the Barn Some stables have a “no dog” rule, but it’s difficult to have a “no children” rule. Learn how to protect yourself and your guests, with sensible barn rules.   United Kingdom: Laminitis in horses: recognising the signs and what to do next – Horse & Hound If you think your horse may be suffering from laminitis, find out everything you need to know about laminitis in horses right…

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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 Brazil: And then there was one: Did a single species of horse roam South America? – Horsetalk.co.nz The Equus family tree in South America may have fallen victim to a historical tendency of scientists to split species, researchers say.   Switzerland: Compulsory frangibles and more flag rule changes proposed – Horse & Hound The proposals include making frangible devices compulsory on certain fences at top level events, with the aim of rolling this out to all levels from 2021….

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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: Noseband Science: How Tight is Too Tight for Your Horse? Research says it’s time to tighten the rules and loosen the nosebands.The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.   United Kingdom: ‘He feels like Avebury’: Andrew Nicholson’s high praise for his Barbury victor – Horse & Hound The New Zealand rider was an impressive winner in the CCI4*-S competition.  …

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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 Ireland: Key genes linked to motivation and attitude may explain Thoroughbred success – study – Horsetalk.co.nz Scientists pinpoint what they call the “Motivator Gene”, saying it is linked to racing potential.   United Kingdom: What does Charlotte Dujardin do while schooling at home? We find out… – Horse & Hound Learn more about how Charlotte trains her horses at home.     United States: Hot Summer Days and Your Horse – The Horse Summer is a great time to…

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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 United Kingdom: Punters: Underestimate female jumps jockeys at your peril – research – Horsetalk.co.nz “Riding a racehorse requires a high level of skill and strength which are abilities that can be developed by both sexes, with opportunity being the crucial final component.”     United States: British team rider recovering from fracturing four vertebrae in fall: ‘I feel very lucky’ The leading event rider stayed in hospital abroad for a few days after the accident, but is now heading…

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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 Canada: Erynn Ballard on the State of Equestrian Coaching in Canada A look at the flaws in the system and ways to improve the Canadian horse industry. Canadian equestrian Erynn Ballard shares her take on the state of coaching in Canada, and offers suggestions for how to improve the industry.   United Kingdom: Number of UK riders is up, but horse numbers drop, major survey reveals – Horse & Hound The number of riders in the UK, and the…

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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 Australia: Gender bias could be harming the prospects of mares, researchers find – Horsetalk.co.nz This is the first published research to reveal negative attitudes from riders towards mares.   United Kingdom: Equine flu ‘gathering pace’ as experts warn owners not to drop their guard – Horse & Hound Experts believe the increase in outbreaks is due to the increased movement and mixing of horses that typically occurs at this time of year.     United States: Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is…

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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 Japanese: Do facial whorls on horses harbor secrets about behavioral traits? – Horsetalk.co.nz Facial whorls may be related to temperamental traits, if oral accounts from generations of horse owners prove to be true.   Switzerland: Horse Joint Angles and Genetics: What’s the Link? – The Horse Researchers recently identified the genetics behind some equine joint angles, which, they say, can impair equine performance, health, and welfare. Here’s how.     United Kingdom: Latest equine flu update: number of confirmed…

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