AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program allows AQHYA members to learn the fundamentals of horsemanship and compete for scholarships. The priority deadline to apply for the 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development program is August 15, 2021, with a final deadline of October 1, 2021, to apply.

The Best Way to Win a Horse Race? Mathematicians May Have the Answer

Start fast, but save enough energy for a final kick. That’s the ideal strategy to win short-distance horse races, according to the first mathematical model to calculate how horses use up energy in races. The researchers say the approach could be used to identify customized pacing plans that, in theory, would optimize individual horses’ chances…

How Does Stall Structure Influence Horse Behaviour?

Despite the spatial and social restrictions it causes, single stall housing is still common in sport and riding school horses, leading to the emergence of abnormal behaviours such as stereotypic or abnormal repetitive behaviours. This study compares the behaviours of horses maintained for a long time in two types of stalls differing mostly in the…

Live Foal Cameras!

It’s winter foaling season and the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association expanded their live foal cam program to highlight two farms, so you can keep an eye on the next generation of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds.

The Evolution of Horses

This BBC radio show features a discussion of the origins of horses, the extinction of those in the New World in the Ice Age, and their domestication after crossing the land bridge into Asia.