Horse World

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Keeping things in perspective

Need a break from the craziness of the world today? Check out the EQUUS Barn Stories podcast.

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A career in the horse industry

A career focused on horses is not for the faint of heart but the rewards are many and can last a lifetime.

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4 Tips for safe holiday decorating

Make sure your efforts to bring holiday cheer to the barn don't put your horse's health in jeopardy.

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We do right by our therapy horses

By and large, the nation’s therapy horses are in good health, have reasonable workloads and receive high quality care, according to a study

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A real getaway

I like horses and I enjoy riding. But riding horses while on vacation holds zero appeal to me. The question is why?

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Understanding horse rescue lingo

Terms like “neglect,” “abuse,” “abandonment” and “stray” have precise legal definitions that can vary by state.

Not all skinny horses are neglected. Horses may lose a great deal of weight when ill or injured, and the owner may be working with a veterinarian to treat the horse and put weight back on him. Or the owner may have acquired the horse only recently and is rehabilitating him.

5 Misunderstandings about what constitutes horse neglect or abuse

A number of the complaints made about equine rescues are based on misunderstandings.

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What horse rescues do

Equine rescues are an important part of the horse industry, but do you know all that they do? Here’s a rundown of the work done by rescues to help horses.

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A very EQUUS Thanksgiving

As Americans give thanks for our many blessings, this is a good time to reflect on the individuals and institutions that help make our lives and those of our horses so much better.

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Love and war

How a little donkey brought laughter and joy into lives of Marines and, in his own small way, contributed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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When change is good

Although the lexicon of horsemanship is often slow to change, it's important that we update our management traditions based on scientific progress.

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Looking back and looking ahead

An EQUUS article from a decade ago serves as a reminder of how horses keep us centered even in challenging times.

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How medical students learn horse sense

Horses are helping the next generation of medical doctors learn how to cope with ambiguity.

Dream Rides: Horse Vacations

For the trip of a lifetime, put a horse in your next vacation. By Dale Leatherman for EquiSearch.com.

The Linda Tellington-Jones Story

For 30 years Linda Tellington-Jones' unique method of working with horses has fostered understanding to enhance horse-and-rider relationships around the world.

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How coat color preferences changed through time

DNA samples show a dramatic decline in the popularity of spotted horses during the Middle Ages.

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My golden mare

Before I rescued her Canela had a difficult life, but love and patience helped her learn to trust me.

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My golden mare

Before I rescued her Canela had a difficult life, but love and patience helped her learn to trust me.

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From sickness to health

Rescuing a horse is a flight into the unknown. But in saving my little colt Farley from a kill pen, I learned that a network of caring people stood ready to help me bring him home.

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In search of the Cuban Paso Fino

After 20 years of chasing scant evidence, a determined woman finally gains access to one of Cuba’s best-kept secrets.

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Let us now praise famous horses

The horses we admire link riders and non-riders alike to something elusive and elemental in the modern world.

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Letting it be

A woman’s ability to overcome her own impulse to remove a nail embedded in her mare’s hoof may have saved the horse’s life.