Equine Influenza

Hi! In this era of epidemics in humans and animals, who can forget the 2018/2019 outbreak of equine influenza in the UK? I wanted to gather some information about the disease, so that the horse owners who read this blog

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The practice of soring

Hi! Now that we have discovered the beauty and grace of the Tennessee Walking Horse, I’m afraid it’s time to speak about the dark side of the story of this breed; soring. Let me start from the beginning. In 1940’s

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Guest Post: Another Look at Unusual Horse Related Careers

In the last post, we had a look at 5 Unusual Horse Careers.  Today we’re going to explore 5 more!  For other horse related careers, you can head along to Vocation 100 at Equus Education (http://equus-blog.com/vocation-100/).  There are actually more

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Guest post: Unusual Horse Related Careers

by Christine Meunier Have you dreamt about having a career that relates to horses?  When I was 16 and undertaking some study, we were encouraged to list all the horse careers we could think of.  At that time, I believe

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The manureman

So many old professions have been abolished or changed with the arrival of the industrial era. In Crete, on of them was the manureman. His job was collecting equine manure from the streets and roads. Manuremen worked as public servants;

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Equestrian in the Ancient Olympics: Did you know?

Today I read Xenophon’s On Horsemanship and Hipparchus and, looking at the introduction of each book, I found interesting information about the add of equestrian to the classical Olympic Games, and I would like to share it with you. Besides, as a Greek and

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