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Hannah Butler-Coyne, Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton and Jamie Taylor

positive stride forward, mental health research and practical support within sporting domains where there are unique sporting factors associated with increased risk (i.e., physical harm and/or life threatening/changing injuries) continues to be lacking ( Rice et al., 2018 ). Equestrian sport is referred

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Michelle Gilbert

This paper explores how young girls develop trust in their equine partners for the purposes of competitive equestrian sport. I argue that interspecies trust manifests through interactional trust and system trust. Interactional trust, as reflected in the horse-human relationship, is built through joint action and results in symbolic interaction. System trust is made possible through the equine community; it develops through communication in an effort to reduce complexity and uncertainty in society. To encourage and sustain youth participation in competitive equestrian sports both interactional trust and system trust are necessary.

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implemented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are examples of a liberal feminist approach, requiring sports to offer females opportunities to compete. To consider whether a sex-integrated sport can support women to compete as equals. Equestrian sport at the Olympics has a long history and since