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In 1961, Linda and Went established the Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm and School of Horsemanship, a nine-month residential school for riding instructors, in California. The students were required to show in Western pleasure and hunter classes, achieve at least a 50 percent score in a First Level dressage test, complete a 50-mile endurance ride and start a young horse without bucking.
In addition to educating well-rounded horse people, the school also conducted many research projects on equine husbandry, care and nutrition.
Linda and Went pioneered the development of feeding kelp, everyday wormer, rear-facing trailers and many other, then unheard of, practices. They also compiled data on pulse, temperature and respiration rates of endurance horses, wrote one of the first books on equine massage and physical therapy, and explored the benefits of interval training.