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Horse & Hound 28-Mar-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

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so long

I WAS 10 when I got my three-year-old pony, Hayley. I sobbed as she fell at my feet late on Saturday night.I had my first horse put down at the beginning of winter, but even that didn’t prepare me for losing the pony on whom I’d learnt to ride and acquired my love of horses and horse sport, and with whom 26 years later I was enjoying watching my children learn the same. She has left a surprisingly large void for such a cheeky little mare.In the morning I prepared another stable to give my other horse, Skippy, company. Three wonderful, kind friends appeared with wheelbarrows, shifting a great stack of hay to make room while I jabbered on about how we’d come to find Hayley from a dealer…

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number of eventing horse falls is up, statistics show

The statistics for falls are released every year THE latest FEI eventing statistics have been released, showing a more detailed breakdown of falls and injuries to previous years.The eventing risk management programme statistics give an overview of the number of starters, events and fallers each year, dating back to 2007.While there has been an increase in horse falls from 2017 to 2018 (1.38% of starters to 1.55% of starters), the percentage of rotational falls has dropped (0.17% to 0.13%).The overall percentage of horse falls is also below average for the past 11 years and the chance of having a rotational fall decreased from one in every 228 starters in 2007 to one in every 746 in 2018.The number of falls on the flat appears to have increased, from…

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awards’ £100,000 boost to range of good causes

WORLD HORSE WELFARE has been awarded the top £50,000 grant at the SEIB Insurance Brokers charity awards.The charity plans to use the cash for “vital” new equipment including a new tractor, trailer, and a drone with high-resolution camera for helping locate horses in hard-to-reach locations.SEIB chief executive Barry Fehler presented World Horse Welfare chief executive Roly Owers with a cheque and commemorative plaque last Friday, 22 March.He said: “I have been at the helm of SEIB for over 50 years and it is with great pride we are able to make these grants totalling £100,000 to projects voted for by our clients. “I am delighted that since last year, with the support of our owners Ecclesiastical, we have been able to double the sum granted by SEIB to charity.”Redwings…

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stem cell study is ‘exciting step’

The technique involves embryos’ stem cells A BREAKTHROUGH in cutting-edge stem cell research is hoped to be a step towards widespread welfare improvements for horses with tendon injuries.Researchers at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) have discovered stem cells originally derived from embryos (embryonic stem cells, ESC) are not affected by the inflammation that occurs when a horse injures himself. This is important as inflammation damages adult tendon cells.They also believe these cells work by helping rebuild healthy tissue, rather than scar tissue.Tendon injuries are a common problem in horses and instead of regenerating healthy tendon tissue, they repair by forming scar tissue, which predisposes the horse to a high risk of re-injury. Dr Debbie Guest, AHT head of stem cell research, told H&H the findings are “really exciting”.“We…

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aintree brings in new safety measures

AINTREE is following the path set by Cheltenham with all runners undergoing a pre-race examination at the Grand National Festival (4-6 April).Previously only horses entered in the Foxhunters, Topham and Grand National underwent this level of inspection, which has now been extended to all runners on the morning of their race.This is designed to be the last stage of the process set out to identify any horses that might have veterinary issues “well in advance” of the meeting. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has asked trainers of horses who are poor movers or with an asymmetrical gate to let them know as soon as possible.Trainers of horses racing over the Grand National fences are also required to submit medical declaration forms covering the 45 days ahead of the race,…

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horses in the news

ARGENTO John Whitaker’s 17-year-old stallion has returned to competition following a seven-month break from the circuit. The Olympia and Horse of the Year Show winner has been competing in Italy this month. KEYSTONE DAWN CHORUS The eight-year-old has joined medal-winning Paralympic rider Natasha Baker. She will compete the mare and her World Equestrian Games ride Mount St John Diva Dannebrog as she aims for Tokyo 2020. SAPHIR DU RHEU The former Grade One-winning racehorse has made a successful eventing debut with rider Charlotte Alexander. The 10-year-old, jumped clear across country at Aston-le-Walls and is enjoying team chasing.…

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