Horses in a study failed to learn from humans how to open a box containing food. Those given a full demonstration of how to open the box did no better than the horses given a partial demonstration, or no demonstration at all.
Stall bedding materials range from woodchips to manufactured pellets to traditional straw, as well as many other regional options. Choosing one that’s right for your horses depends several factors.
The results of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance shows horses can suffer temporary lameness if rider weight is too high.
What should I feed my horse? Equine nutritionists look both to research and their own experience to answer this question.
When wild horses move toward water or food sources, are they making decisions based on what they see, smell, and hear? Or what they (or their ancestors) remember?
Mature horses only need about 10-12% protein in their diet. Ration balancers tend to be high in protein, often around 30%. Is that too much protein?
Writtle University College in the UK have launched a new Level 4 Thoroughbred Stud Operations course as part of their growing Equine studies program. The course is the only Level 4 course of its kind in the UK, which is aimed at developing students’ understanding of raising and working with thoroughbreds specifically for a racing…
There’s more to keeping horses hydrated than simply providing them constant access to clean water.
We’re nearing that time of year again—Halloween! Will you be carving a horse jack-o’-lantern for your front porch or barn? In this post you’ll find a horse jack-o’-lantern pattern and a tutorial on how to use scale drawing to resize any image. Who knows? By the end of this post you may decide to create…