“Functional Anatomy of the Back” is the latest course on offer from the FEI’s Equine Athlete Hub. The horse’s back plays a central role in almost every aspect of equine biomechanics. The interactions between muscles of the neck, back, trunk and pelvis play a crucial role in making horses the superb athletes that they are.
Researchers observed horses in three scenarios with unfamiliar humans armed with carrots. They found the horses reacted differently based on the humans’ intentions.
Sara Yarger developed a revolutionary product for para-equestrians which has the potential to impact the lives of millions of people with and without disabilities. She designed MagnaHalter, an easy to use horse halter, with the dual purpose of giving greater independence to para-equestrians and making horseback riding more accessible to people with disabilities.
Equine adventurer, trainer, and author Tik Maynard got the chance to watch a “scenting” horse used for search and rescue in action. Here’s what happens when you let a horse follow her nose.
Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky is Transylvania University, a small liberal arts school that has an eventing team unlike any other. The support behind the eventing team comes from the University itself as it offers an ‘eventing scholarship’. This is the only known eventing scholarship offered at any university/college in the United…
It has happened to all of us – you’re trotting into the arena and aren’t sure which way to turn at C, or you’re cantering around the corner in show jumping unsure of which fence is next. For riders with multiple horses, it can be even more difficult to remember what test to perform or…
Three German equine scientists have launched a video channel to debunk horse behaviour myths and answer some of the most common questions asked by horse owners.
A study from Portugal analyzing the reactions of feral horses to the loss of herdmates has lessons about the emotions and intelligence of all horses.
When it’s time for a career change or to take on a part-time job, horse enthusiasts often consider equine-industry vocations as a way to combine a love for horses and the need for a paycheck. So what types of jobs are out there, and are there immediate employment opportunities within a horse career, especially without…
The Kentucky Horse Council offers $3,000 in scholarship funds to students in the state pursuing an equine-associated career. Scholarship applications will be accepted until Dec. 11, 2021.