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World Horse Welfare spells out its five Christmas wishes for equine welfare

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Katy Islip, 22 December 2014 15:52

As Christmas approaches, World Horse Welfare (WHW) chief executive Roly Owers has shared his five Christmas wishes for horses in a new video as part of the charity's work to improve the lot of equines worldwide. This year has seen celebrations of equines and the charity has also examined the many ways they have value – from much-loved pet to elite athlete to vital working ...

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World Horse Welfare spells out its five Christmas wishes for equine welfare

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Katy Islip, 22 December 2014 15:52

As Christmas approaches, World Horse Welfare (WHW) chief executive Roly Owers has shared his five Christmas wishes for horses in a new video as part of the charity's work to improve the lot of equines worldwide. This year has seen celebrations of equines and the charity has also examined the many ways they have value – from much-loved pet to elite athlete to vital working ...

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Could you be Your Horse magazine's next deputy editor?

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Imogen Johnson, 22 December 2014 15:34

Are you a talented writer with bags of magazine experience and a passion for all things equestrian? Are you full of feature ideas that will entertain, inspire and motivate horse lovers? If so, we want to hear from you as Your Horse magazine is looking for a new deputy editor to join its team. The roleYour Horse magazine is looking for ...

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Broadcaster Clare Balding honoured with equestrian journalism award

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Katy Islip, 22 December 2014 10:43

National treasure Clare Balding has been voted the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Outstanding Journalist of the Year 2014.  The TV presenter and broadcaster is a well-known horse lover and her work across the BBC, Channel 4 and BT Sport Channel saw her take top spot in the award, which is given annually to recognise the journalist who has made the ...

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Owners warned to check fencing after multiple loose horse accidents

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Katy Islip, 19 December 2014 14:52

Owners have been urged to regularly check their fencing is secure after at least 12 horses were struck and killed on a train line.The tragedy happened on the evening of 19 November at Fen Road level crossing in Cambridgeshire, and British Transport Police is investigating how the horses came to be on the tracks.It comes after a series of similar ...

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Atypical myopathy study calls for owners to share their experiences in order to fight devastating muscle disease

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Katy Islip, 16 December 2014 09:22

Owners whose horses have been affected by the devastating muscle disease atypical myopathy in 2014 are being asked to take part in a survey to help find out more about this often-fatal condition in the hope of saving more horses in the future. The Animal Health Trust (AHT), the UK's leading veterinary charity, is working with the University of Liege and the ...

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Fibre provider

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:43

Sometimes, winter seems to go on for ever and forage supplies can take a real hammering. Eking out every last bale or having to contend with poor quality can be a challenge. To help, you can top up with other fibre sources such as short-chopped fibre feeds, or you can use them as a total forage replacer. Dengie senior nutritionist ...

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Twinkle, twinkle

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:36

Kate Negus Saddlery’s Limited Edition SR Diamante range, designed with sponsored rider Sam Rahmatalla, is now available at www.katenegus.com, due to customer demand. The first range hit the shelves at HOYS in one colour, black. The browbands, made in one or two sizes per design, were incredibly well received, so much so that a new line of chestnut browbands was ...

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A wealth on information on saddle fit and equine performance at the 2014 Saddle Research Trust conference

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Katy Islip, 02 December 2014 11:30

Your Horse deputy editor Katy Islip spent a fascinating day on Saturday, 29 November at the Saddle Research Trust (SRT) conference, held at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge – here’s an account of her day, and you can check out what others thought via the Twitter hashtag #srt_aru Hundreds of saddle fitters, equine scientists and owners came together at the weekend ...

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Trec rider becomes ambassador for safety device after painful fall

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Katy Islip, 25 November 2014 12:12

A international Trec rider has been signed up as an ambassador for RS-tor rider safety aid, and after a painful fall says she wishes she'd been using the device earlier.South Lanarkshire-based Dot Still was chosen by RS-tor due to her success and commitment to the discipline of Trec, which challenges horses and riders over stages including orienteering, obstacles and control of ...

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BE finds budding course designers

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Imogen Johnson, 25 November 2014 09:31

British Eventing (BE) is delighted to announce the 2014-15 winners of the Course Designer Scholarships after the shortlist of applicants recently attended a final selection day at Aston Farm in Gloucestershire, the home of one of the selectors, Captain Mark Phillips.Three candidates were chosen by the judging panel to be part of the programme next year; Helen West from Devon, ...

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