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May 3, 2016
The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect
By Meghan Breen, DVM
horse shows
Finding your next horse often requires great investment of both time and money. When you have finally found ďthe one,Ē you have one more critical step to take before you sign the check and load the horse onto the trailer: the veterinary or prepurchase exam. The prepurchase exam is a thorough evaluation of the horseís health, soundness, and suitability that veterinarians can use to provide the buyer with the most information possible to help guide their decision. The prepurchase exam includes five steps: a history, the physical exam, the moving exam, imaging, and other ancillary tests. More info...

Apr 28, 2016
Rolex First Horse Inspection Photo Galleryhorse shows

The horses and riders braved the rain for todayís first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Hereís a full photo gallery of the 72 combinations that will move on to dressage. If you missed the full report on what went down at the jog, click here to get caught up. Then click here to read all of ENís Rolex coverage so far. More info...

Apr 28, 2016
Horse Training is the Minefield of Equestrianism
Neil Clarkson
horse shows
Itís possible I might just be able to squeeze in a second career before retirement, but it certainly wonít be as a horse trainer.

I thought I might opt for something a little easier, such as brain surgery.

Itís not that I donít get on with horses, but I formed the view a long time ago that anyone who puts themselves out there as a horse trainer is on a hiding to nothing.

Because there is an unfortunate element of religious-like fervour to the whole subject among horse owners.
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