The relationship between human and horse is even deeper than that between owner and faithful dog, writes Deborah Coddington. In this extract from her book The New Zealand Horse, she explores the role of these remarkable animals as healers.
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College used force plate technology, a measuring instrument which measures ground reaction forces, to “accurately measure” the external work involved in racehorses’ galloping.
Do fish help keep horse water tanks clean? Maybe not, a nutritionist says, but they might have other benefits. Here’s why.
Horses are going to get cuts and scrapes and other injuries — it’s just the nature of who they are. While massive trauma requires a professional veterinarian, of course, the little nicks and types of soreness are the kinds of things that you can probably take care of on your own.
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.
If anyone understands horses – inside and out – Gillian Higgins does. As a talented rider, authority on equine anatomy, senior coach for the British Horse Society (BHS), and with a first class honours degree in equine science, Gillian lives, breathes and dreams horses.
Generally, most horse owners deworm their horses whether they need it or not, every eight to 10 weeks. This practice has led to the development of drug resistance in worm (nematode) populations. This article includes an informative graphic showing why that’s a bad idea—and it has to do with genetics.
Emily Adams’ goal with her recent science project was to prove the benefits of wrapping horses’ legs and applying compression. “I just wanted to prove it because a lot of farmers and horse owners wrap their horses’ legs, but they don’t have proof that it actually works,” the Rudder High School junior and Future Farmers…
This year’s Pony Express Re-ride is happening now! The mail left St. Joseph, Mo., on June 10 and is expected to arrive in Old Sacramento on June 20. You can track the ride online!
Making a horse property or business financially sustainable can be challenging. Two barn owners share some of their cost-cutting tips.