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Help end donkey misery

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Imogen Johnson, 10 February 2010 17:12

While we celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes, a small village in Spain forces a donkey down a crowded street during a brutal fiesta – something campaigners are battling to end. Each year, villagers and visitors around the village of Villanueva de la Vera  in Spain celebrate the carnival of Peropalo by parading through the streets drinking, shouting, ringing bells and ...

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Help end donkey misery

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Imogen Johnson, 10 February 2010 17:12

While we celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes, a small village in Spain forces a donkey down a crowded street during a brutal fiesta – something campaigners are battling to end. Each year, villagers and visitors around the village of Villanueva de la Vera  in Spain celebrate the carnival of Peropalo by parading through the streets drinking, shouting, ringing bells and ...

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New site helps horse owners find local livery and grazing

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Imogen Johnson, 10 February 2010 15:49

A new website has been launched to help horse owners in the difficult search for livery and grazing. GoGrazing.com is a quick and easy way to advertise or search for local grazing or livery yards and it’s absolutely free. The website was created by Essex based entrepreneur Jeremy Goodson following endless enquiries about a fields near his home. Jeremy believes ...

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Police appeal for witness to horse road death

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Justine Thompson, 09 February 2010 11:33

Police are investigating the death of a pony who was fatally injured after colliding with a car in Swansea. The animal, believed to be a local marsh pony, was severely hurt and had to be put down by a vet. Police believe the incident happened at about 11pm, but the car failed to stop or report the incident.South Wales Police believe ...

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Australian equine behaviourist comes to UK

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Justine Thompson, 08 February 2010 16:01

Renowned Australian Equine behaviourist Dr Andrew McLean is bringing his ethical training methods to the UK.Dr McLean, of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre in Victoria, combines both academic knowledge and equestrian achievement. He holds a degree in Zoology, a PhD in horse training psychology and teaches at universities and conferences around the world. Dr McLean has also competed in FEI ...

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PC Pony Racing day at Aintree

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Justine Thompson, 08 February 2010 12:46

The Pony Club is holding another Pony Racing Instruction Day at Aintree Racecourse.Following the success of the day in 2009, the 2010 event on February 16 will be sponsored by Champion Headwear.Members, parents, officials and instructors attending the day will get advice on topics such as feeding, fitness, etiquette and race-day procedure. There will also be practical afternoon sessions, with ...

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Ellen and Equimax Ocolado represent GB at Nations Cup

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Allison Lowther, 05 February 2010 10:53

Leading lady rider Ellen Whitaker and Equimax Ocolado have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Nations Cup competition, held at the Ghan Toot Racing and Polo Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ellen and Equimax Ocolado, who are sponsored by Virbac Animal Health, manufacturers of leading worming brands Equimax and Eraquell, flew out of the UK on Monday, along with ...

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Cyclo-ssage publishes research that confirms benefits

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Allison Lowther, 05 February 2010 10:46

Cyclo-ssage can now demonstrate that their Pro Equine Massage System helps to increase blood flow, therefore increasing circulation and accelerating healing. Muscles can be warmed up before exercise begins and relaxed just as effectively after exercise.Using Thermo Graphic research three separate studies were carried out on several different horses the results have shown a visible increase in blood flow after ...

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Interdressage competitors do their bit for charity

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Imogen Johnson, 03 February 2010 17:28

Interdressage does its bit and raises £400 for charity with their Christmas Pudding Bareback Challenge.In December 2009 Interdressage decided to run a sponsored dressage competition with a difference - the Christmas Pudding Bareback Challenge. And despite the terrible weather at the time the class was a huge success raising £400 to be split between The Blue Cross and The Animal ...

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The Blue Chip Challenge gets a big thumbs up

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Imogen Johnson, 03 February 2010 17:07

In 2009 the feed balancer company Blue Chip began offering horse owners the chance to try the product with a money-back guarantee. They called it the Blue Chip Challenge and here one horse owner gives her verdict.Owners were offered a £5 off voucher and a feed diary so they could monitor the progress of their horse on their first bag ...

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Laurel and Hardy back on top form

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Imogen Johnson, 03 February 2010 16:36

Two donkeys who were rescued from terrible conditions in July 2009 by The Donkey Sanctuary are now back on top form and ready to receive visitors. Laurel and Hardy have been at The Donkey Sanctuary for over six months after the charity received a tip off from a member of public who found them and a Shetland pony called Tim ...

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