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2013-05-02 10:13:54

Patricia de Cocq is a keen horsewoman, but her interest in horses extends beyond her passion for riding: she is also a vet. Interested in the animals' welfare, de Cocq explains that many horses that are ridden experience back pain that is hard to treat. Which made her wonder: could riders modify their technique to reduce the load exerted on their horses' backs? Analyzing the movements of riders on trotting horses, de Cocq discovered that 'rising trot' significantly reduces the load exerted on...

Horse's Gait Is All In The Genes
2012-08-30 07:36:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international consortium of researchers from Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Texas A&M University have discovered a mutation in a single gene in horses that is critical for the ability to perform ambling gaits and pacing that has a major effect on performance in harness racing. The study, published in Nature, is a breakthrough for understanding spinal cord neuronal circuitry and locomotion in...

2012-07-22 23:00:59

UK Runners Suffer from Stiff Upper Hips--Somax Performance Institute Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Somax Performance Institute (http://somaxsports.com), the world leader in analyzing, measuring and improving running mechanics, has found that British Olympic runners (with the exception of Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia) are much stiffer than British Olympic runners from 15-30 years ago, which explains why UK running records are 15-30 years old. Since their hips are also stiffer than...

2008-06-19 00:00:05

I t's a common misconception that riding keeps us fit," says sports scientist Jon Pitts. In truth, poor heart rates combined with the fact that riding anatomically is not so good for our bodies, it's the very opposite. Whether you are competing at top level or enjoying a daily hack down the lane, the importance of being personally fit to ride is fundamental to better performance and most importantly it aids safety. But read on before you boost your fitness campaign with a nine- mile run....

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Nathan Buckwalter, 26, lives in his own East Lampeter Township apartment. He drives his 1991 Dodge Sprint to his job as a cashier at McDonald's on Greenfield Road. At first glance, this doesn't sound remarkable. But it is. Buckwalter was born with cerebral palsy. He walks with the help of leg braces and crutches. At the age of 5, he became one of the first participants in the then-fledgling Lancaster County Therapeutic Riding, Inc. With the help of a ramp and three volunteers who would...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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