Ten Things We Do That Can Puzzle and Scare Horses

Some of our interactions with horses correspond to interactions between horses themselves. Giving our horse a scratch on an itchy spot or allowing them to rub their head against us, while frowned on by some trainers, mimics how horses behave together. But there are many other interactions which, from the horse’s perspective, are unusual or…

Mobile App Connects Equestrians with Support Staff

The ShowAssist app helps professional equestrians, riders, owners or parents find experienced grooms, braiders, clippers, bodyworkers and other support staff at rated US Equestrian and Equestrian Canada shows. It requires no subscription and is free to post jobs and free to apply for work.

How Susceptible are Horses to Cold or Heat Loss?

Norwegian researchers have found that horses’ susceptibility to cold is individualized. Breed, genetics, body condition, coat type, exercise level, diet, age, and health all contribute to how horses lose heat—and how humans should manage that heat loss through blanketing, shelter, and feeding.