Category Archives: The horse in sport: The non-human athlete

MBA Thoroughbred Horse Racing Industry (THIMBA)

The University of Liverpool Management School offer THIMBA and it is now an established course for managers and aspiring managers who work with racing or race horses. Under the leadership of Neil Coster it is a pioneering course combining academic … Continue reading

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Writing, musing and publication plans

My book is out…perhaps a film?…play?…Broadway musical? This past 6 months or so has been productive in research terms. I managed to turn my thesis into a book with the kind help of Lexington Books , part of Rowman and … Continue reading

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‘Rogue one’…well I’ve been called worse…

Way back in December 2015 I posted a few thoughts about the rise of cloning in equine sports and the regulatory or legal problems that might cause. That was a strand of my PhD research back then, a bit ‘out … Continue reading

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Delighted to be hosting the ‘Horses in Culture, Society and Law’ Conference on this website.

Following on from the success of this year’s ‘Horses, Society and the Law: Past, Present and Future’ Conference on 11th April 2017 at De Montfort University,  Leicester, UK, we’ve decided to make this an annual event.  The name change reflects … Continue reading

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Conferences, past present and future

In October I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the ‘Equine Cultures in Transition’ International Conference at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden and I have to say I have never been to a conference quite like it.  The … Continue reading

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The End for Equestrianism at the Olympics?

This rather nightmarish headline, for those of us committed to horse-sport anyway, is a possibility sad to say. These sports are being ‘evaluated’ based on viewership, social media and outreach to consider whether they should remain in the Olympics, this … Continue reading

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My ‘Road to Rio’!

  This is of course meant in a vicarious sense because there is more chance of finding rocking horse poo than there is of me qualifying for dressage at the Rio 2016 Games…maybe 2024, ‘if your dreams don’t scare you … Continue reading

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