Most people probably know that jockeys are weighed both before and after a race to ensure they are carrying the weight printed in the program or on the changes list, but unless you’ve spent time in the jocks’ room, you may not know the finer points of how the process works.
British researchers watched horses feeding in groups to find out if dominance is linked to weight gain. What they found might surprise you.
Horses tend to become bolder as they age, but not necessarily more independent, fresh research suggests. The findings indicate that boldness and independence are separate traits.
An investigation in Britain into horse behaviour during tacking-up and mounting delivered what the researchers described as disturbing results.
The model, called an equicizer, is used in schools, by professional riders and in equine assisted therapy programs. It’s constructed with springs that mimic a horse’s natural movement and can be used in multiple ways, such as a demonstration of how to put the bridle and saddle on a horse. It can also be used…
Researchers in Denmark found that exploratory behaviour towards novel objects in young horses is associated with enhanced learning.
Elite show jumping courses and horses look dramatically different than they did a few decades ago. Some of the world’s most respected professionals talk about the correlation.
If your horse is acting naughty when handled or ridden, he might be trying to avoid pain somewhere in his body.
Horses are social animals. They like each other. They like being together. But it is a bit more complex than that. A more accurate version is that horses like some horses more than others, and they dislike some horses more than others as well. How do they show that preference? Mainly walking up to each…
Why do zebras have stripes? For a long time, researchers assumed they were to confuse predators while zebras stood in herds. But increasingly, scientists are reaching a different conclusion: Stripes protect zebras from biting insects. To reach this conclusion, scientists tested their theory on a group of horses and zebras wearing different kinds of coats.…