Monthly Archives: February 2012

USEF places Gamma Aminobutyric acid on the Prohibited List

This is an interesting article about Gamma Aminobutyric acid and Carolina Gold. This is a ‘must read’. “This afternoon the USEF announced that it is going to stop playing dumb. They placed Gamma Aminobutyric acid on the Prohibited List, so … Continue reading

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Federico Caprilli – Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (Principles of Cross Country Riding)

Announcing a brand new English translation of Caprilli’s Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (Principles of Cross Country Riding). Federico Caprilli’s article “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (properly: On Riding in the Field) which appeared in the January/February 1901 issue of the Italian … Continue reading

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Saving an Ex-Race Horse

Here’s an interesting video with an interesting story by Garnet Rogers (Brother of the late Stan Rogers, a great Canadian folk-artist). A very moving story and song to say the least. I beg those of you who are looking for … Continue reading

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There are still some great traditions in the world

The Queen followed in her famous father’s footsteps for the visit to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in their barracks in St. John’s Wood, London (this footage from June 24, 2011): It’s nice to see that some countries still … Continue reading

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The Story of Leader (so far)

Another good article contributed by Maj. Roger Hannington (Retired). THE STORY OF LEADER (so far) If you have ever read Horse Sense and Sensibility written under the nom-de-plume of Crascredo then you are probably showing your age but you may … Continue reading

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The Real War Horse of WW I

During the First World War, it is estimated that nearly 6,000,000 – 8,000,000 horses died on the Western Front on both sides.  In one of the saddest examples of the suffering and sacrifice of horses during “The Great War”, of … Continue reading

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