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Horses can ‘see’ human emotions

In an experiment using photographs of male human faces, scientists from the University of Sussex showed that domestic horses “responded negatively” to angry expressions.  The scientists say domestication may have enabled horses to adapt to and interpret human behaviour. The study The team carried out their tests at riding stables – presenting large photographs to a total of 28 horses. “One ...

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Founded by Sharon Boyce around 20 years ago, Shumbashaba is dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled people through therapeutic riding and outreach programmes. Horses are a big part of the team, along with mental health professionals and equine specialists. Shumbashaba, which means ‘lion of the nation’ in Shona, is all about restoring a sense of purpose and self-worth. Therapeutic riding ...

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Taking care of our grooms

As more equestrians pay attention to the business aspects involved in running a successful equine-related company, the issue of staff management has come under the spotlight. This is a particular concern when looking at the matter of grooms’ reimbursement packages. Retirement planning For many grooms a steady job is the most they feel confident to ask for in today’s economic ...

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