Tim Lips' aspirations of earning a medal for the Netherlands at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games were dashed when his mount, the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Concrex Oncarlos, tumbled on the cross-country course.
Before parents consider buying a pony or horse for their youngster, the child should take a minimum of six to 12 months of riding lessons that include all aspects of horse care.
The FEI has today launched a mobile phone application which gives those involved in horse sport much faster and easier access to crucial information on prohibited substances.
For those patient, forward-thinking individuals that seek satisfaction in creating the next generation of hunters, regardless of their future use, there exists the hunter breeding division at shows sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Entries are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, soundness, and suitability to become hunters, according to USEF rules.
A news release from the Kentucky Horse Park, site of this fall's World Equestrian Games (WEG), indicates the largest ever airlift of horses to a single event took place in mid-September.
Tongue ties are sometimes used on racehorses for one of two primary reasons.
Mark Martinelli, an equine orthopedic surgeon, points out that differences between Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races are reflected in the types of injuries common to each breed.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has issued guidelines for veterinarians who treat racehorses.
If you've competed at lots of horse shows, the drill is pretty routine. You know what will happen at the show, whom you will probably see there, and how long you'll be gone. Assuming your horse is a show veteran also, there shouldn't be many surprises.
The terms "hunter" and "jumper" refer to types, rather than specific breeds, of horses. Although both groups routinely jump over obstacles, the most obvious difference is in the way the horses move and the work they are asked to perform.
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