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Editor’sWelcome EU Referendum

In response toanumber of enquiries fromits supporters,World Horse Welfarehas put together ashort statement which discusses the impactoftheEU referendum(which takesplaceaswegotopress on 23rdJune) on horsewelfare

“Wehave giventhis agreat deal of thoughtoverthe past fewmonths, and would have certainly voiced an opinion if we had cometo any firm conclusions,but we believethat the honest answer is thatnoone really knows forsure. What we do know is thatasa charitywehave been campaigning successfully and shaping policyinEurope for nearly 90 years, long beforethe EU waseverformed,soweare well used to achanging political landscape and will continue our strong tradition in influencing policymakerstoimprove the welfareofhorses throughout Europe whateverthe outcome. Therefore,WorldHorseWelfare is open-minded about the vote on 23 June,which we believeisa matter of personal choicefor the UK

electorate,and we look forwardto continuing our strong campaigning heritage whateverresult we wake up to the following morning.”

In this issue

Our July issue has some great advice on feet -with JeremySwan’s excellentveterinaryarticle on Bones of the Horse’s foot,plus moregreat advicefromGrant Bazin on howto prepareyour horse forthe farrier’s visit.For showing enthusiasts,there are‘howto’guides on showing Arabians in hand and howto producea gallop to wowthe judges in the ring.Wealso have thebest in high tech boots forhorse and rider in ourmonthly Giveways.

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4 News 5 My Horse is My Hero, sponsored by NAF 6 7 8

July Giveaways Hacker of the Month, Caption Competition

Bones of the Horse’sFoot; advice from the vet

10 Grant Bazin on Preparing for the Farrier’svisit

11 Your best show ring gallop 12 Cross Country in the spotlight 14 Show your Arabian in hand 15 Kate’sColumn: A-Z of Herbs (part II) 16 WarwickshirePCtake Rockingham by storm 18 Clubs and Show Centres Directory 18 In the Ribbons 20 The CHN What’s On Events Diary 41 Classified Ads 46 Giveaways entry voucher,Horses for Sale

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