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Research shows horses reduce reoffending

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Becky Statham, 30 September 2014 16:11

A Dorset charity, called TheHorseCourse, which uses horses to rehabilitate violent and disruptive prisoners, has published results that show the method they use is nearly three times more effective at reducing reoffending than other methods. The data shows a 27% point reduction against predicted reoffending among high risk and violent reoffenders. The results are impressive due to the fact that ...

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Research shows horses reduce reoffending

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Becky Statham, 30 September 2014 16:11

A Dorset charity, called TheHorseCourse, which uses horses to rehabilitate violent and disruptive prisoners, has published results that show the method they use is nearly three times more effective at reducing reoffending than other methods. The data shows a 27% point reduction against predicted reoffending among high risk and violent reoffenders. The results are impressive due to the fact that ...

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There’s no stopping the Spanish Riding School stallions now

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Becky Statham, 30 September 2014 12:52

The life of a Lipizzaner stallion from the Spanish Riding School could be compared to that of a top athlete. Each rider works with their horse gently and individually to build up their muscles and prepare them for their performances. The stallions work for the riding school between the ages of 12 and 25, so to ensure optimal health conditions a ...

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Silver for the Brits at penultimate FEI Eventing Nations Cup event

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Katy Islip, 30 September 2014 10:33

The four riders representing Team GB claimed second place at the second-to-last event of the 2014 FEI Eventing Nations Cup series last weekend, despite one rider having to withdraw before the cross-country phase.Sarah Bullimore, Tom McEwen, Nicky Roncoroni and Lucy Wiegersma, plus their mounts, had travelled to Waregem, Belgium, for the event which ran 25-28 September. They finished in second ...

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Riders celebrate their successes at 2014 EquestrianClearance.com British Riding Clubs BE(80)T championships

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Katy Islip, 29 September 2014 16:44

After a hard-fought final pitching two sections of grass roots eventers against one another, the 2014 EquestrianClearance.com British Riding Clubs BE(80)T champions have been crowned. Samantha Evans, from Hampshire, triumphed aboard her horse Toptimist Utopia, ahead of Amanda Walker riding Templefire, with Emma Sutton on Coltstown Glider completing the top three.Now in its sixth year, the Championships are the hugely ...

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Remember a loved one with World Horse Welfare legacy scheme

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Katy Islip, 29 September 2014 11:06

A charity is encouraging horse lovers to remember loved ones by planting a tree or sponsoring a bench or flowers in their name.At its four UK rescue and rehoming centres, World Horse Welfare (WHW) offers people the choice of sponsoring a tree or dedicating benches, bulbs or wild flowers to the memory of loved ones, from family members or friends ...

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Help XLEquine make a fab new app!

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Imogen Johnson, 26 September 2014 17:08

Our friends at XLEquine are thinking about creating an exciting new app for their clients to track and record health and leisure activities with their horses. Sounds great to us! To help them do it, they’d love your feedback in the short survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to answer. Upon completion you’ll be given the option ...

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Redwings bids fond farewell to oldest resident Laddy

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Katy Islip, 26 September 2014 09:00

Staff at Redwings horse sanctuary have said a very fond final farewell to their oldest resident Laddy, who has died aged 36.The beautiful palomino Laddy came into the charity’s care in July 2010 with his companion Ermine, and was successfully rehabilitated. However he had a heart condition which became progressively worse and by last Thursday, 18 September, the difficult decision ...

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Horse saved from watery end by fire service

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Katy Islip, 25 September 2014 16:07

An exhausted horse was saved from drowning by Kent Fire and Rescue Service after she ended up in a deep river at the weekend.The grey cob mare was spotted struggling in deep water at Alberta Caravan Park, Seasalter, Whitstable, on Saturday afternoon (20 September). She was up to her neck in the water and too weak to get herself out ...

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Helen Wins Nationwide Parelli Training Competition

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Larissa Chapman, 25 September 2014 09:23

Having watched an inspirational Parelli demonstration last year, when she saw a national competition to win natural horsemanship training, horse owner Helen Bates decided to enter. Based in Maidstone, Kent, Helen a Project Manager for a water company couldn’t believe her luck when she was chosen as the lucky winner from more than 2,000 entries. Helen watched the Parelli demonstration ...

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Get your foot in the equine industry door

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Imogen Johnson, 24 September 2014 15:31

Students with a love of horse racing are being given the opportunity to become Exeter Racecourse’s official Student ambassador, giving them a leg up in the industry.The new role, which lasts for the duration of Exeter’s season (October until May), includes placements with various work providers within the industry.Upon completion, the lucky student be given a reference by Exeter’s general ...

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