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The Path of Most Resistance

By Julie Taylor on 27.07.2017

The other night as the Farewell Falsterbo video was going viral, I was in my kitchen trying to make a vegan version of a classic, Danish meatball...

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A certain lack of feeling

By Julie Taylor on 16.06.2017

There are many opinions about the practice of bringing chronically lame horses back to competition by cutting the sensory nerves to their feet so...

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De-nerving: Is it doping?

By Julie Taylor on 27.05.2017

“Doping is treatment with a substance or a technique which improves or detracts from a horse's natural performance ability. It can also be...

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Vetting the vets

By Julie Taylor and Luise Thomsen on 25.05.2017

In other sports, anti-doping is a matter of fairness to one's competitors. You dope, you cheat. In equestrian sport, there is a darker side to the...

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No pain, lots of gain

By Julie Taylor and Luise Thomsen on 22.05.2017

Yesterday, the 16-year-old KWPN gelding, Never Say Never jumped in the finals of the Danish Showjumping Championships. He even placed and won a...

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Unnerving facts

By Julie Taylor on 19.05.2017

Imagine a doping test where – instead of sending the sample to an independent laboratory – the rider's own vet as well as the team vet of...

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Holding one's tongue

By Julie Taylor on 30.03.2017

“If you want things to change, you have to stop being so aggressive.” “Be more polite if you want people to listen to you.”...

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The ugliness of motivation

By Julie Taylor on 27.03.2017

For a few days I have been pondering the meaning of the word “motivation” and the way it is used by horse people. In our latest video...

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House of cards

By Julie Taylor on 02.07.2016

If you're anything like me, you will have asked yourself at some time in the past: "What does it take to get a yellow card for abuse of the...

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Billy, go home

By Julie Taylor on 23.05.2016

Dear Billy. I know you're not real. I know you're just a mascot invented to promote the 2016 Rio Olympics. If you were a real horse, you'd be less of...

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