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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End of road for Totilas’ career?

Last Thursday was a bad one for the German dressage team at the 2015 FEI European Championships in Aachen. From the first moment of the appearance of Totilas’ and his new rider, Matthias Rath in the arena, it appeared that

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Ban horses from being horsey

  I recently saw something unpleasant at the equestrian club; a stallion was in his stable and suddenly began hitting his leg on the ground. You know, the movement that horses do with their legs when they get impatient or

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Crete: Man arrested for equine abuse

A disturbing discovery was made by members of the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation in the district of Heraklion in the Greek island of Crete, when they found tens of equine corpses (horses and donkeys), in the area surrounding

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The silliness of abuse

  No offence to our American friends, but I cannot understand what appears the dominant desire for showing oneself off. “Challenges”, extreme shootings, etc., things that we can see on YouTube or on TV, because someone is filming or photographing

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