Wouldn’t it be great if we could see into young horses’ futures to know which ones will have long and healthy careers? Results from a recently released Swedish study suggest we might be able to do just that.

In a unique, pioneering effort spanning more than 20 years, researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala have followed horses throughout their competitive careers. They’ve found that good health and soundness in a 4- to 5-year-old goes a long way in keeping a horse performing ove

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