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Vet students at the University of Nottingham ensured they were well exposed when they posed for pictures for a naked calendar. The members of VetSoc braved November temperatures to strip off for the photographs, to raise money for mental health charity MIND.
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Good farriers are like gold dust and should be generally prized and looked after. Try not to frighten them off with one of these…
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Doing dressage without any distractions is tricky enough, but Imogen Murray and Roheryn Ruby had to cope with avoiding an extra horse in their arena during Oasby Horse Trials at the start of the 2019 eventing season.
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Getting to the Royal Windsor Horse Show is a career highlight for many — not much beats the prestige of competing in The Queen’s back garden. But things don’t always go to plan…
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We might be harder than nails when it comes to battling through the elements to get our horses exercised during winter or when navigating tricky terrain on the hunting field, but words can hurt us horsey folk, too. Here are seven phrases non-equestrians often bat around but might not realise horse owners can find offensive…
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From Broomstick the skinny thoroughbred who liked to take off, to the German-bred Kraut, some horse names are so bad, they’re unforgettably good.
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