Those of a certain age will recall the exploits of the Red Rum’s in the Grand National. Indeed, any racing fan will have heard the incredible story of that amazing horse. No other horse has come close to rivalling his achievements in the forty-two years since Red Rum’s final victory at Aintree. That is until […]
An internationally renowned equestrian has sustained serious head injuries while trying to save another rider’s horses. Janina Kletke had moved her own horses to protect them from raging bush fires in Australia and had offered to help others whose animals needed to be relocated because they were in danger.
Equine flu recently hit the headlines when all racing in Britain was cancelled after three racehorses were found with the illness. What is equine flu and is there anything you can do to prevent your horse from catching it?
It sounds a bit obvious doesn’t it? bear with us! A new study has shown that horses favour gentle touches which is hardly surprising. But the research was primarily aimed at establishing if facial expressions provide a good indication of the way horses are feeling.
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.