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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...

2013-04-24 23:03:44

Orthopaedic Specialist Dr. Stuart Styles Emphasizes Preventive Measures for Avoiding Horseback Riding Injuries. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 An estimated 30 million people ride horses every year in the United States. And according to the U.S. Consumers Product Safety Commission, about 200,000 of them are injured, with as many as 70,000 seen in hospital emergency rooms. The rate of injuries for horseback riding is higher than for motorcycle riding and is highest among riders 5- 24 years...

2008-09-07 00:00:16

S amuel BONSALL, William Bland and John Hulme, alias Holmes, Starbuck and Jack the Sweep respectively, were hanged from the top of the gatehouse in the County Gaol of Vernon Street, Derby, in 1843 for the murder of Miss Martha Goddard the year before. It was a particularly nasty crime that gripped the nation, and produced miles of copy which included several posters, one of which will be offered with a pre-sale estimate of pounds30-pounds50 at the Truro Auction Centre on Friday....

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....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'