Horse Skills Behind a Good Piaffe Explored by Researchers

The piaffe is acknowledged as one of the hardest movements performed by dressage horses, in which the animal raises and lowers alternating diagonal limb pairs while remaining in place. For a horse, it is an artificial movement that requires balancing skills, and is required to be performed in place only at the highest levels of…

Kentucky Derby Museum Offers FREE Cultural Pass

The Kentucky Derby Museum is offering FREE General Admission to Cultural Pass ticket holders. General admission includes: two floors of self-guided museum exhibits, our 360-degree immersive film: The Greatest Race, and a 30-minute Historic Waking Tour of Churchill Downs. June 1 – August 8, 2021, Tuesdays and Sundays, all day!

Science Identifies Stand-out Features of the Best Showjumping Horses

The muscle activity in the powerful hindquarters of showjumping horses has been laid bare in a just-published study. Three-dimensional kinematic measurements (relating to the geometry of motion) offered data into fundamental muscle activity patterns of selected superficial equine muscles during the jumps, delivering findings that agreed with scientific literature on the functional role of equine…

How It Works: A Look At How Jockeys Weigh Out

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.