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Today - on a rollkur rant! Sustainable Dressage - Rollkur - How And Why Not? - What? How? :::

Today - on a rollkur rant! Sustainable Dressage - Rollkur - How And Why Not? - What? How? ::: | The Piebald | Scoop.it

Rollkur or hyperflexion of the horse's neck is a practice in equestrianism defined as "flexion of the horse's neck achieved through aggressive force" and is banned by the world governing body, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI)

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Dayo

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... joy arrives...
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Write... and Ride: Take a deep breath and just relax!

Write... and Ride: Take a deep breath and just relax! | The Piebald | Scoop.it
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A deep breath can mean the difference between a good ride... and the frustration of a lifetime :)

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2012 USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award Recipients Named

2012 USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award Recipients Named | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Two veterinarians, Mark Fitch, DVM, and Richard Tully, DVM, were named the 2012 recipients of the award.
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Retraining Thoroughbreds for Dressage

Retraining Thoroughbreds for Dressage | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Try these three exercises to turn a Thoroughbred racehorse into a successful dressage mount.
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How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs

How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs | The Piebald | Scoop.it
How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 3, 2012: Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Equine Research Awards | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 3, 2012: Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Equine Research Awards | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online | The Piebald | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at two universities will be studying equine pigeon fever ( Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis ) as recipients of the 2012 Advancement of Equine Research Awards, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
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Bits and bitless bridles – How they work and proper use

Bits and bitless bridles – How they work and proper use | The Piebald | Scoop.it
There are so many different bits out there that it can be quite difficult to decide which bit is best for you and your horse. Bits come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and composition materials, but...
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Fantastic article on wintering your horse

Fantastic article on wintering your horse | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.
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Zara Phillips does Gangnam Style for Children in Need - Monsters and Critics

Zara Phillips does Gangnam Style for Children in Need - Monsters and Critics | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Britain s Zara Phillips has performed her own version of hit song and dance Gangnam Style alongside her equestrian friends Nicola Wilson and Tina Cook for a Children in Need video.
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Beloved Toronto police horse dies suddenly on the job

Beloved Toronto police horse dies suddenly on the job | The Piebald | Scoop.it
After 12 years of devoted service, Royal Sun, a 16-year-old crossbreed, was severely injured Sunday while patrolling the Entertainment District.
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Feds target 600 mustangs for removal from burnt range - News - Horsetalk.co.nz

Feds target 600 mustangs for removal from burnt range - News - Horsetalk.co.nz | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Plan to remove 600 wild horses from fire-damaged California range opposed.
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Wild horses can restore fire damaged ecosystems

Wild horses can restore fire damaged ecosystems | The Piebald | Scoop.it
PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE Statement from Craig Downer, Wildlife Biologist and Wild Horse & Burro Expert SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2011) -– Esteemed wildlife biologist and wild horse and b...
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CBC.ca | Edmonton AM | Wild horse cull

CBC.ca | Edmonton AM | Wild horse cull | The Piebald | Scoop.it
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Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC

Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD
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Vietnam veteran Dan Riley of Meiners Oaks holds a horse named Chrome in an Ojai orange field.

Via Randi Thompson
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Robert Roffman's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:43 PM

No surprises here. "Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD"

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Awesome!

 

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Awesome!

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United States Equestrian Team Foundation - USET.org

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Winter Care for Older Horses

Winter Care for Older Horses | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Owners need to consider how they will meet their older horses' nutrient requirements during the winter.
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::: PHOTOGRAPHY :: Portfolio of Henrik Sewell on 500px

::: PHOTOGRAPHY :: Portfolio of Henrik Sewell on 500px | The Piebald | Scoop.it
Photo portfolio of Henrik Sewell on 500px.

Via Susie Blackmon, Equidae International, LDW
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Rood & Riddle Q&A: Preventing ulcers

Rood & Riddle Q&A: Preventing ulcers | The Piebald | Scoop.it
According to veterinary studies, between 52 percent and 90 percent of racehorses develop ulcers at some point in their lives. In this week’s Veterinary Answers column Dr. Bonnie Barr, VMD, DACVIM, ...
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If you've ever had a horse with an ulcer, you'll appreciate the impact that can have on their behaviour under saddle, and on the ground. Great article on prevention

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Open Gates from Horseback | MyHorse Daily – MyHorse Daily

Open Gates from Horseback | MyHorse Daily – MyHorse Daily | The Piebald | Scoop.it
When you learn to open and close a gate on horseback, you’ll save time and energy. You’ll also teach your horse to willingly obey your precise cues.
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Sweet :) OTTB Showcase: Mr. Wolverine

Sweet :) OTTB Showcase: Mr. Wolverine | The Piebald | Scoop.it
THE DEETS: Name: Mr. WolverineBorn: 2002Height: 16.0 handsColor: Dark bay/brownSire: Last LionDam: April MomSale History: Sold at BESNOV for $1,...
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Blind girl lifted up to ‘see’ Budweiser Clydesdale horses

Blind girl lifted up to ‘see’ Budweiser Clydesdale horses | The Piebald | Scoop.it
PHOTO CREDIT: COLIN DILTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES After hearing that Annalicia Herrera, right, couldn’t see the horses because she was blind, Jim Damico, left, lifted Herrera up to touch the Budw...
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Equine Veterinary Journal Offers Laminitis Research Online

Equine Veterinary Journal Offers Laminitis Research Online | The Piebald | Scoop.it
EVJ has made a collection of laminitis research papers available online to both vets and horse owners.
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Sacrifice of horses in war recognised for Remembrance Sunday - Horse & Hound

Sacrifice of horses in war recognised for Remembrance Sunday - Horse & Hound | The Piebald | Scoop.it
To mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday, The Brooke has created a video to recognise the sacrifice of equines in war...
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European horse producers can teach us a lot

European horse producers can teach us a lot | The Piebald | Scoop.it
With more than 700 of the world's top young showjumping horses competing at the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) jumping championships this year, the event was the perfect opportunity for Irish breeders to examine the type of...
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Two carriage horses rescued by the Montreal SPCA

Two carriage horses rescued by the Montreal SPCA | The Piebald | Scoop.it
According to a press release given out by the Montreal SPCA, on October 28, they received a call from the police requesting assistance with a case of alleged c...
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