‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

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Did you see this? Oct. 2 (UPI) — An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse -- including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Horse girl" Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six… Continue reading ‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

Weighted boots not good for jumpers (UK)

Cross-posted from Horse and Hound A leading scientist has warned that using weighted boots on show jumpers and young horses could lead to long-term musculoskeletal problems. Research by Dr Jack Murphy of University College Dublin has highlighted the need to monitor welfare implications of weighted boots. The study, carried out last year, measured hindlimb elevation… Continue reading Weighted boots not good for jumpers (UK)