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2013-10-10 23:20:37

Nearly 40,000 participants are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Place on Thanksgiving morning of Nov. 28, for the Turkey Trot’s 8-mile race and 5K fun run. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The 46th annual Capital One Bank YMCA Turkey Trot Run is fast approaching, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas today announced a list of initial sponsors and opportunities to participate in this popular event. Nearly 40,000 participants are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Place on...

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...

2011-11-10 15:30:00

How-to videos, blog posts, and digital media fun bring new element to annual Turkey Trot preparation. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Any Dallas native is familiar with the Thanksgiving tradition of the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, where nearly 40,000 people gather every year to run, walk, and gobble down the cityâs streets on Thanksgiving morning. What they may not be familiar with however, is the new digital spin on this yearâs race. While...

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2010-02-12 08:25:00

Most animals don't think anything of breaking into a run: they switch effortlessly from walking to a high-speed bouncing run. But what about elephants? Their sheer size makes it impossible for them to bounce up in the air at high speeds. So how are high-speed elephants moving: are they running or walking? At a first glance, fast-moving elephants look as if they are walking, according to John Hutchinson from the Royal Veterinary College, UK. But closer analysis of elephant footfall patterns by...

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2008-07-07 10:45:37

The most frequent injuries that horses suffer are derived from pressure exerted by riders, and knowing which forces are involved when horses move can prove highly informative when considering treatment for such injuries. A team of scientists from Wageningen University, led by Professor Johan van Leeuwen, has carried out studies both into the advantages of different rider techniques in reducing injury risk, and into the benefits of a method of equine rehabilitation. By using computer modeling...

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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