6th Graders Take 2nd Place in National K-12 Science Competition

Three sixth graders from Mitchell Intermediate School in Texas were awarded second place in the grade 4-6 category at this year’s 21st annual Toshiba/National Science Teacher Association ExploraVision program. Their project? A device called L.E.A.D.S. that allows veterinarians to diagnose Laminitis in horses. Genna Childers, Sarah Kong, and Alice Zhang worked together along with their coach,…

Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle

Most of us have heard about, or experienced, a horse misbehaving when being ridden. Up until recently we didn’t know how frequent these problems in riding horses are—nor how often riders use special tack and equipment to help control them. Jo S. Hockenhull, PhD, of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol,…

Do Horses Like Music?

Is music played in your barn? Ever wonder if the horses like it? A study by researchers at Hartpury College in England found horses liked classical and country sounds more than they did rock and jazz. To test the effects of different kinds of music on stabled horses, Clare Carter, a Bachelor of Science student,…

Horse Safety Survey Results

A survey of elementary schoolchildren in a semi-rural district of the North Canterbury area in New Zealand has provided a snapshot of horse use among youngsters in the region. The survey by the local council was sent to all primary schoolchildren (5 to 13-year-olds) in the district. There were 5400 children at the schools and…