Extensive analysis showed that wearing breastplates alters horses’ jump in terms of trajectory and angles
In case you missed them, catch up with the key equestrian stories from the past seven days...
‘The accident opened our eyes to what’s going on on the roads’
‘The hills are perfect for keeping our horses fit and the variety of terrain keeps them mentally alert’
The Suffolk is one of a team stallions — whose owner has dispelled one myth about entire males in the hunt field...
‘They are certainly impressive and a very simple and logical solution to making this beautiful section of bridleway usable’
Multiple fallers, sabotage and loose hoppers caused chaos in Grand Hop Gold Cup
Researchers found activated charcoal could help some horses in certain atypical myopathy cases
And could you even make a bit back, as well as being healthier?
The vet faces a weeks-long hearing in front of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ disciplinary committee
The top showjumper was competing when his ride bucked him off and he was taken to a medical centre by ambulance
The rider was millimetres from death in the freak accident, despite the extensive precautions she had taken
Former eventer Laura Deas said there ‘a lot of parallels’ between riding and the skeleton
‘Many horse riders were dissatisfied with their current bras [and] the breast was often a barrier to them riding as often as they’d like to’
A new British Eventing rule means only certain riders may keep the flags indefinitely
‘Ketamine is an anaesthetic; of course you couldn’t ride on it, it’s stupid to think you could jump a 1.50m class’
The 2018 Randox Health Grand National weights have been revealed
From drinks to food, and some more unusual spending, where does spectators’ money go at the Festival?
Charities are calling for an end to the ‘suffering’ caused by the festival
The cheeky Shetland also took a swipe at The Queen’s flowers when Her Majesty visited Stirling Castle last summer