Berlin, Germany (Weltexpress). Robert Cook is a US horses researcher and was founder of the Veterinary School at Tufts University Massachusetts, a 1952 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London, has been a surgeon/teacher most of his career with a research focus on the equine ear, nose and throat. Moving to the USA, he helped to establish the veterinary school at Tufts University, Massachusetts in 1979. He has published two books, one with Dr. Hiltrud Strasser from Germany, and over a hundred scientific articles. In 1997, he was the first to research the effect of the bit on the horse and develop what is now known as a crossunder bitless bridle.