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  • Preserved horse found in Pompeii Villa
    Preserved horse found in Pompeii Villa

    When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried up to six metres beneath the resulting pyroclastic flow. The city lay hidden for centuries before being rediscovered in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.

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  • Vet issues warning about bedding banks
    Vet issues warning about bedding banks

    Horse and Hound has recently reported a vet’s concerns over bedding banks. Many equestrian’s favour building banks of bedding around the perimeter of stalls to prevent horses from getting cast. A horse can get cast (stuck) in it’s stall. A horse is said to be cast when it has lain…

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  • How to care for an elderly horse
    How to care for an elderly horse

    Horses are living longer these days as a result of improved medical care, a better understanding of equine care generally and the fact that most horses are not required to undertake heavy work. Horses can live for 30 years and more but their needs change as they age.

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  • Icelandic horse displays unique colouration
    Icelandic horse displays unique colouration

    An Icelandic horse called Ellert has developed a unique coat. The reason was initially a mystery as Icelandic horses have been purebred for over 1,000 years. Breeder Baldur Eiðsson has said that Ellert should have been bay dun or blue dun like his parents but the young horse was born…

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  • Racing at Chelmsford abandoned after lights fail
    Racing at Chelmsford abandoned after lights fail

    It is the unpredictable nature of sport which keeps us all interested. If we knew who was going to win any event before it started, we wouldn’t bother watching. We all love a surprise or two such as the triumph of an underdog. However, there are some unexpected events which…

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