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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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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 United Kingdom: Rider overcomes ‘deep darkness’ of eating disorder to return to eventing on pony she sold 10 years ago – Horse & Hound ‘I’ve got lasting effects on my body from what I’ve done to it but the illness consumes you.’ United States: Mustang sanctuary: How a rancher saved 1500 wild horses – Horsetalk.co.nz Rancher proved it was possible to run a sanctuary for wild horses. Chemotherapy Helps Horses With Lymphoma – The Horse Chemotherapy can help horses…

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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 Switzerland: Eventing ‘flag rule’ petition tops 3,000 signatures in three days – Horse & Hound The rule has been met with frustration from riders, leading to numerous appeals, and pressure is mounting on the FEI to review it.   United Kingdom: *Exclusive* Ros Canter walks Badminton Horse Trials cross-country course Watch video of world champion Ros Canter walking two important combinations on this year’s Badminton Horse Trials cross-country course.     United States: Peritonitis in horses: Not all cases…

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All equestrians need to take this 7-day spring cleaning challenge: Day 6

  Spring has sprung so it is time for you to get your rear in gear for the 2019 season. Some riders have already begun their competition seasons, others are just preparing to start and some are relocating from their Southern winter bases to their Northern homes. Regardless of whether or not you even compete your horse, spring is the perfect time for cleaning and organizing. Spring cleaning can be a little daunting for equestrians because we tend to have heaps of stuff spread out over various locations. From your tack room to horse trailer to garage – there are…

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Making good memories – How to develop any horse’s confidence

  Mark Twain wrote that “If a cat sits on a hot stove, that cat won’t sit on a hot stove again. That cat won’t sit on a cold stove either. That cat just won’t like stoves.” The logic behind his wisdom makes perfect sense: if a cat associates a stove with getting burned, he will avoid stoves at all costs. The same can be said of horses—and humans, for that matter. Our job as riders and trainers is to never put our horses or students in a “hot stove” situation. The heat on the stove is analogous to the…

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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: Rider in intensive care after injury sustained saving a stranger’s horses from fire – Horse & Hound An international dressage rider is fighting for life after sustaining a severe head injury while rescuing a stranger’s horses from a yard ravaged by bush fires.   New Zealand: Syrian-born farrier among victims of NZ mosque shooting – Horsetalk.co.nz Khaled Mustafa had been in New Zealand with his family for only six months.     United States: How Firocoxib Could Help…

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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 France: Horses ‘smile’ after gentle grooming, study finds – Horse & Hound Horses prefer gentle stroking to a standard groom, a recent study in France has shown, and they enjoy it so much that it leaves them with a “smile”.   United Kingdom: Red alert for horses: Encysted small redworms can be killers – Horsetalk.co.nz Recent cases in Britain of serious disease in horses caused by severe encysted small redworm infections have prompted a veterinarian to remind owners of…

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One simple trick to kick your cross-country riding up a gear – Racecar turns

  Most riders I know are not physicists or mathematicians. In fact, most riders I know wanted to get as far away as possible from those difficult subjects in school. (I’m guilty as charged). But given that we play a sport that involves steering 1200 pounds of horseflesh around arenas and cross-country courses, physics and math matter a lot. I was listening to some old episodes of the very well-done Eventing Radio Show a few days ago. Back in the summer, they had 2018 Event Rider Masters champion Chris Burton on the show, just after he had sealed his victory…

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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: Racehorses ‘didn’t bat an eyelid’ over wrapped Christmas chase fence – Horse & Hound Racehorses Native Robin and Garrane “flew over” the fences in preparation for their festive engagements. Female veterinarians’ struggle for gender equality uncovered – Horsetalk.co.nz Research on gender inequality and discrimination in the veterinary profession has found compelling evidence that discrimination against women exists, and is most commonly perpetuated by those who believe that women do not face discrimination. How to work your horse…

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