Horse racing must do away with tongue-ties

A horse's mouth is opened wide for the application of a tongue-tie.

Tongue-ties are banned in most non-racing sports by the international governing body of equestrian sports, Federation Equestre Internationale, so you will not see them in events like show-jumping, dressage and eventing. Tongue-ties are used in horse racing around the world in varying degrees, and require no veterinary oversight. A tongue-tie is a large elastic band… Continue reading Horse racing must do away with tongue-ties

Free-roaming horse Jenny cheers up German lockdown town

Y! YAHOO NEWS (May 3, 2020) | FRANKFURT am MAIN (AFP) — Every morning white mare Jenny leaves her stable to stroll through her Frankfurt neighbourhood. Bringing trams to a halt and smiles to people's faces, the free-roaming horse is brightening up the coronavirus lockdown for many. "Everyone else has to live with coronavirus restrictions… Continue reading Free-roaming horse Jenny cheers up German lockdown town

Putting it together: Our Reading List for Summer 2017

SUMMER 2017 — The time of year when we put together our Summer Recommended Reading List is fast approaching. Our list is usually a combination of continuing favorites with a new book or two added into the mix. Along with William Shatner's new book this one is looking really good to us. The Perfect Horse:… Continue reading Putting it together: Our Reading List for Summer 2017

Swiss and German Quarter Horse Associations raise the age for competition

AMT Equestrian Services posted the following to Facebook: Fantastic news for the welfare of horses coming out of Switzerland and Germany yet again! Their respective Quarter Horse associations have resolved to prohibit 3 year old horses from ridden competitions and futurities as of March 2016. Horses must be at least 4 years old before they… Continue reading Swiss and German Quarter Horse Associations raise the age for competition