New insights on horse behaviour and other equestrian news, September 28 to October 4

By Carla Passino on |


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Mare power

New studies into the social life of wild horses (pictured above and below) have found out that mares are not as subordinate to stallions as it was initially thought. They can gang up to refuse stallions they don’t like or seek out those they do like. Horse behaviour can also be surprisingly similar to human behaviour, with complex relationships, power struggles and jostling for position.

Scientists have discovered new insights on horse' behaviour

Kaley Cuoco turns to horses after her marriage ends

A day after announcing her divorce from husband Ryan Sweeting, Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco took part in a showjumping competition at La Cañada Flintridge, in California. Cuoco (pictured below at another competition) also bought herself a new horse, Zaza, whom she proudly showed off on Instagram.

Treve aims for Arc hat trick

Golden Horn and Treve (pictured below with trainer Christiane Head-Maarek) will battle it out at the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris next Sunday, October 4.Treve, who has already won two Arcs, remains the hot favourite and could be the first horse to win the prestigious race for a third time but Golden Horn looks set to give her a run for her money.

Britain ends in second place at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

The British quartet of Ben Maher and Diva II, Jessica Mendoza and Spirit T, Laura Renwick and Bintang II and Joe Clee with Utamaro D’Ecaussines (pictured below) went tantalisingly close to finishing joint first in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup showjumping final in Barcelona but a clear round by the last rider to go in the arena, Gregory Wathelet, gave victory to Belgium. Wathelet—the only competitor to jump a double clear in the final—also landed the €200,000 prize.

Joe Clee at the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona


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