Understanding a Hay Analysis

In most cases, the majority of a horse’s diet should consist of forage, such as hay. A hay analysis can help you determine if your horse is on a well-balanced diet and can also be useful when managing horses diagnosed with nutrition-related disorders. When reading a hay analysis, values will be reported “as sampled” and…

Less Can Be More When Training Horses

A research team wanted to determine how much repetition horses need to learn a new skill. So they trained each of 20 horses to back up, lower the head, lift the hind legs, and turn the head for two days a week over six weeks. As a cue, they put pressure on parts of the…

Study on Horse’s Sense of Smell

The current limited knowledge on equine smells poses a risk that horse behavior does not match human expectations, they said, as horses might react fearfully when exposed to certain odors, which humans do not consider as frightening. Learning more about equine smell could therefore boost our understand of horse behavior and reduce the risk of…