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Olympic horse bolts after bridle accidentally removed at tack check

As this picture sequence shows, Aachen’s major international show turned into a hellish nightmare for one rider. <b>Her horse’s bridle was accidentally</b> …

Spellbinding Black-and-White Photos of Humpback Whales in Migration

Australian photographer Jem Cresswell follows the animals during their journeys.<p>With an unparalleled majesty and an eye for the most immaculate shot, an Australian underwater photographer travels the breadth of the Pacific Ocean to follow humpback whales as they undergo the trip to their native …

Humpback Whale Moms 'Whisper' To Their Babies To Avoid Predators

Baby humpback whales and their mothers communicate in "whispers" to avoid predators, a study has found.<p>When a mother whale and her calf call to each …

Why are blue whales so enormous?

A cold spell in the Earth's recent history triggered a period of unprecedented gigantism in the oceans.<p>Blue whales are the largest animals ever to …

Tea for two: mare strolls into racecourse canteen

The trainer of a filly caught on video exploring a racecourse canteen said <b>the mare is in foal and joked “it was her cravings!”</b><p>Four-year-old Rosamaria …

Shrinking Arctic sea ice threatens the majestic Beluga whale

The Arctic sea ice hosts algae, which sustain a food chain up to the beluga whale. But the ice is decreasing – and in summers, it may be gone entirely by 2050<p>The beluga whale is one of the most extraordinary species of marine creature known to science. It is a gregarious, pure white Arctic dweller …

The Arctic

A Tribute to the Late, Great Barrier Reef in Pictures

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Amazing Footage of Freediver Swimming with Killer Whales

While filming a documentary in Arctic Norway, a photographer, world-champion kitesurfer and freediver had the experience of a lifetime — with wild …

Let’s Discuss: Bitless Bridles in Dressage

A dressage rider in Britain is calling for a rule change to allow bitless bridles in dressage competitions run under British Dressage (BD) rules. The …

Dressage

Charlotte Dujardin debuts her new horse Pumpkin: is this the next Valegro?

The double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin has debuted a new horse, Gio, in competition — winning two elementary level tests with high scores on …

Dressage

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Humpback Whales Are Forming Supergroups And Scientists Are Baffled

Typically not social creatures, these whales have recently been gathering in groups more than 20 times larger than usual.The post Humpback Whales Are …

Humpback Whales

Rescued sperm whale waits to be guided back to deep sea

A rescued sperm whale, which was trapped in fishing nets in Shenzhen City, south China, is now awaiting further help to be guided back to deeper seas.<p>The sperm whale was found wrapped in fishing nets by several local fishermen. They first cut the nets that were entangled on its tail and then called …

Annual Count in Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary Set to Begin

The shore-based census of humpback whales in the Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary — conducted in Oahu, Hawaii Island (Big Island) and …

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James Delingpole article calling ocean acidification 'alarmism' cleared by press watchdog

Climate sceptic journalist’s claim that marine life has nothing to fear from rising ocean acidity levels is not misleading but ‘comment’, says Ipso<p>A magazine article claiming “marine life has nothing whatsoever to fear from ocean acidification” has been deemed neither misleading nor inaccurate by …

The oldest killer whale, known as Granny, missing and presumed dead at a possible age of 105

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Give or take a dozen years, the killer whale known as Granny may have been as old as 105 when she disappeared. A regular fixture among the southern resident killer whales of the Pacific Northwest, Granny — or J2, to the marine biologists who studied her — vanished last …

The US navy is retraining its mine-hunting dolphins to help save an elusive, endangered species

Everything is fair in war, even deploying dolphins. Since the 1960s, the US navy has run a marine-mammal program that trains dolphins and sea lions to achieve feats that even the best machines can’t: sniffing out mines, navigating when lost in the open sea, and acting as security guards for …

Endangered Species

The best of the wildlife photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Winning images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year

Wildlife

Amish Say Horse Diapers Violate Their Religious Freedom

Two men are suing a Kentucky town, claiming a new ordinance is targeting their faith by mandating the horses they use wear diapers.<p>Horse shit is …

Woman Goes To Alaska To Photograph Polar Bears In Snow – But There’s No Snow

Photographer Patty Waymire wanted to capture polar bears in the picturesque snow, so she traveled to Barter Island, Alaska – and shockingly, there …

The perfect horsey Christmas versus… reality

<b>The dream</b>: You wake up at 8am after a lovely relaxing sleep. Getting dressed and heading to the yard, your horse has already been fed and mucked out, …

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The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

New research may help explain why dietary changes are often effective when treating inflammatory conditions.<p>An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say …

Wellness

The New Reality: Microchipping Horses

It never crossed my mind to skip microchipping my cat or dog. For me identification was just a part of their routine health care, and for that I was …

RoR to disqualify overweight riders at shows

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is the latest organisation to crack down on riders of unsuitable weight at its competitions by <b>disqualifying anyone</b> …

New equestrian film: Tom Hunt produces score while leading lady takes to the saddle

The producer and director behind the multiple award-winning short film <i>The Equestrian</i> has embarked on a new project.<p>Sybil Mair has <b>revealed her next</b> …

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Ferdi Eilberg: don’t be too greedy with a talented horse

Guiding young horses<p><b>Ferdi Eilberg’s</b> first presentation at the British Dressage national convention last weekend (19-20 November) — focusing on the …

Horse Racing

New four-star dressage tests released: goodbye walk pirouettes and counter canter

New CCI4* dressage tests will be used in competition next season for the first time in eight years.<p>All four-stars have been using either the 2009 FEI …

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