Slow Hay Feeders for Horses: Pros and Cons

Horses have evolved over time to be trickle feeders, consuming small amounts of forage throughout the day with no prolonged fasting periods. However, feeding some groups of horses free-choice hay can lead to problems such as obesity when the hay is too rich for them. Learn why a horse might benefit from a slow hay…

Is Harmony on Horseback Measurable?

There are many elements required from both participants in the attainment of harmony, such as clear communication and mutual trust; however, in terms of rider technique, considerable importance is placed on positioning and use of the pelvis. To coordinate their movements, the rider’s pelvis must move in synchronization with the horse’s back in a forward…

Research Shows Positive Effects Of Human-Horse Interactions

Although much of civilization is intertwined with the use of horses, these animals are obviously far more to us than beasts of burden. Research continues today to examine the unique bond between horses and humans and shows that the equine capacity to both feel emotions and perceive human emotions is cited as key to this…

Worldwide Digital Equine Library Opens

The FEI and the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaine MRSH, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique MRSH CNRS (Human Sciences Research Centre, National Centre for Scientific Research) of the University of Caen in France have entered a partnership regarding an exciting new project. La Bibliothèque Mondiale du Cheval (World Horse Library) is an…

How Does a Horse Regulate Its Body Temperature ?

We all know that a horse (like a person) sweats when it gets hot and shivers when it gets cold. But did you realise that this reaction is linked to increased heart rate as well as changes in the distribution of blood circulating through various organs? Understanding this can assist you to monitor and react…

The Wild Beauty Foundation’s 2024 Short Story Contest is Open!

Do you want to raise your voice to help horses while being creative at the same time?  Elementary students (ages 5-10), Middle grade students (ages 10-14) and High School students (ages 14-18) are invited to submit a short story for WBF’s third annual Short Story competition! This year’s theme is “The Worth of Wildness.” Winning…

RCMP Name the Foal Contest

The Musical Ride’s Breeding Program has welcomed new foals born at the RCMP Breeding Farm in Pakenham, Ontario. They’re asking for your help in naming up to 12 of these adorable foals. You must: be 14 or younger submit a name that starts with the letter “A” enter only once live in Canada enter by…

Foal Watch: Be a Cam Sentry in Nova Scotia

Meadow Brooks Stable offers livestreams of its foaling stalls, and people are logging on from all over the world. For the past 16 years the farm, which breeds registered Paints and Quarter Horses, has livestreamed their foaling barn for fans all over the world. The motivation isn’t solely to entertain and educate, but also to…

The RCMP’s Name the Foal Contest is Coming Soon

The RCMP’s annual Name the Foal contest is returning, from April 8 to 26. Children aged 14 years and younger, along with school classes from across Canada, are once again encouraged to submit their best names for their newborn horses. This year, they’re looking for names starting with the letter “A” for up to 10…