A novel experiment where volunteer vets were taught online to assess pain in ridden horses by studying equine facial expressions and body postures, has been hailed a huge success.
A new British study has delivered interesting findings on the reactions of horses to human voices at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum – laughter and growling.
The question of why some race horses are natural sprinters and others are born stayers has finally been answered.
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The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is dedicated to giving young horse lovers the opportunity to learn about driving and Standardbred horses.
While each horse is different, here are some common behavioural signs that can help you tell if your horse is happy, sick, or in pain, as well as keep you safe.
Straw (most commonly the unused stems of barley, oat, rye, or wheat crops) has historically been used for horse bedding. Times are starting to change. There are many, many more bedding options available for your horse’s stall.
It has always been Alisa Herbst’s dream to study at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Centre. She is currently studying under Amanda Adams, PhD, associate professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center, and is working on improving the understanding of inflamm-aging (chronic low-grade inflammation) in aging horses.
The structure inside a traditional saddle is for the rider, and secondary for the horse. Martin Ryan wanted to balance the needs of the horse and the rider better. In 2015, the Bua saddle came on to the market.
In 1956, two young, curly-coated stallions were bought by a man from Mountain View, Missouri, named Vic Clemens. Clemens bought the horses at an auction in Tennessee and had them shipped by train to Mountain View. The horses resembled Missouri Fox Trotter horses in build; they also were gaited. At the auction, Clemens could not…