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TV show Secret Horse: Quest For The True Appaloosa documents amazing quest to trace breed ancestry

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Katy Islip, 20 January 2015 13:04

If you’re looking for a horsey TV fix, look no further than BBC Four tomorrow night, Wednesday 21 January, as at 9pm the channel will be airing a fascinating documentary about the origins of the Appaloosa breed. Secret Horse: Quest For The True Appaloosa tells the story of 69-year-old Appaloosa breeder Scot Engstrom, who has always questioned whether the breed ...

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TV show Secret Horse: Quest For The True Appaloosa documents amazing quest to trace breed ancestry

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Katy Islip, 20 January 2015 13:04

If you’re looking for a horsey TV fix, look no further than BBC Four tomorrow night, Wednesday 21 January, as at 9pm the channel will be airing a fascinating documentary about the origins of the Appaloosa breed. Secret Horse: Quest For The True Appaloosa tells the story of 69-year-old Appaloosa breeder Scot Engstrom, who has always questioned whether the breed ...

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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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New face for Dodson & Horrell Pasture Mix

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Allison Lowther, 06 November 2014 11:40

Misty, a 13.2hh Welsh dun show pony, is set to become one of the most recognisable equine faces over the next few years gracing tack shops, country stores and feed rooms around Europe and beyond. The eye-catching pony is the new face of Pasture Mix, equine nutrition experts Dodson & Horrell's flagship horse feed. So how did he get there? ...

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Hard-working RDA pony Bobbysocks wins Year of the Horse award

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Katy Islip, 20 October 2014 17:38

• Welsh pony Bobbysocks has helped hundreds of children during his Riding for the Disabled career• British Equestrian Trade Association ran competition to mark Chinese Year of the Horse• 26 year old will go into partial retirement this autumn after many years of service A pony who has helped hundreds of children enjoy riding through charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has been ...

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New book gives profits to the RDA

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Imogen Johnson, 17 October 2014 09:45

A new book, On the Hoof - Pony Girl by Julie Ashby, is giving all its profits to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). The uplifting story of triumph over adversity, tells the biographical tale of link between horses and humans in rehabilitation.Author Julie had spent a life around horses and was physically active and fit all her life, competing ...

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Rescued filly ready for new home after RSPCA rehabilitation

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Katy Islip, 24 September 2014 11:58

A tiny foal who made a miraculous recovery from the brink of death is now ready for a new home.Hope, a dark bay Thoroughbred type filly, was rescued by the RSPCA in April after being found collapsed in a field in Oxford. She is thought to have been just four and a half months old when she was found.She was ...

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Natasha Baker gets a new ride...

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Imogen Johnson, 22 September 2014 16:35

Paralympic double gold medalist Natasha Baker is travelling in style thanks to her new luxury Whittaker horsebox! We're not jealous...much!DAF trucks, including the DAF LF can be tailored to meet the needs of any industries, but one of its latest and more luxurious conversions is a bespoke Whittaker horsebox for Paralympic dressage rider and double Paralympic and European gold medallist Natasha Baker ...

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Meet your new Training Academy coaches!

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Allison Lowther, 09 April 2014 14:27

 BREAKING NEWS! We’re delighted to announce that our 2014 Training Academy series in association with Albion has a fab new combination of coaches - Olympic dressage star Laura Tomlinson now joins show jumper and Training Academy favourite Jay Halim. This year Laura and Jay will demystify the scales of training as they help you to understand and put into practice one element ...

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Young riders fly high at Red Dragon endurance event

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Katy Islip, 06 November 2013 11:01

A pair of young endurance riders enjoyed a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance, while a devoted husband was praised for supporting his competitor wife for 26 years.Held at the Royal Welsh Showground, the event was won by 16-year-old Brett Corcoran and his purebred Arab gelding Bashir Shamir who were crowned Red Dragon champions after ...

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Learn more about massage for your horse and help a charity too!

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Katy Islip, 20 September 2013 09:26

Learn more about the benefits of massage for your horse on a day-long course, all while helping charity.Chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer is running a Horse Massage for Horse Owners course in Penkridge, Staffordshire, on Saturday, 16 November, with all proceeds to charity Have a Heart, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged and ill children.Horses are provided by ...

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