In 2017, the American Horse Council evaluated the economic impact of the horse industry in the United States. How many horses do you think there are in the US? Which state is home to the most horses? What are the two most popular breeds? You’ll find all that out and more!
Riders often complain about lower back pain from riding but our understanding of riding’s impact on our spine is limited. University of Kentucky researchers are investigating ways to quantify physical mechanics of the human spine during riding, including force, acceleration, and displacement.
Researchers equipped Naran, an Asiatic wild ass mare, with a satellite collar & camera to track her movements over the Gobi Desert’s vast expanse in China and Mongolia, giving new insights into habitat use, life history, and potential threats.
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Staci McGill is currently pursuing her master’s in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She has several research projects in progress, but they centre on how ventilation, air quality, and air movement impacts horses.
Researchers hope their upcoming study of video footage of the cross-country phase of eventing will help identify and reduce the risk of horse and rider injuries.
Racehorses are to be fitted with high-tech devices, similar to the fitness and activity trackers sported by humans, as part of a groundbreaking attempt by scientists to improve horse welfare.
The work by Sergii Boiko and his colleagues centered on two forest complexes, the first in the fenced area of the Popielno Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences where free-living Polish primitive horses grazed among the 130-year-old stands. The other was an open 116-year-old managed (harvested) forest area in Maskulińskie which did not…
Here’s what you need to know about holistic equine veterinary medicine, how vets can integrate it into everyday practice, when they opt to stick with Western medicine, and how they marry the two.
While turning a horse out with his friends in a pasture can make some owners anxious, it’s important for a horse’s physical and mental health. There are some management methods that can be used to ensure he is as safe as possible while turned out with a herd.