Grooming, at its core, is really about maintaining the health and soundness of our horse, not just making a coat shiny for a shiny coat’s sake. In fact, maybe ‘grooming’ isn’t the best word for what we do in those 20 minutes before and after our rides.
A researcher from The University of New Mexico is part of a collaborative that is studying one of the most important socio-environmental changes in human history: the dispersal of the domestic horse into the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries.
We need science to back up traditional equine rehabilitation programs. Here’s a list of seven measurement tools and methods veterinarians can implement into equine rehabilitation programs to track progress.
A common practice in barns today is to administer a dewormer to all horses every few months, rotating the class of dewormer used each time. However, the problem here is with parasite resistance. What’s the best strategy?
One the most common problems in horse behaviour are those associated with a horse being pushed too far and the owner being unaware that the horse is too anxious or stressed to comply. Owners commonly tend to wait for a horse to engage in dangerous behaviours, such as bucking, biting, or bolting, before they recognize…
With so much choice, it can be overwhelming to find the right school for you (See Part 1). Those considering this pathway should set aside a specific time to put together a list of potential schools, and from there narrow it down based on what feels right. Part 2 looks at how to go about…
Horses, like our dogs and cats, are familiar to many of us, be they racehorses, police horses, or much-loved pony club mounts. So it might surprise you that horses, in Australia, are more deadly than snakes, and indeed all venomous animals combined. An equine veterinarian is more at risk of workplace injury than a firefighter.…
A brief audio clip featuring Dr. Camie Heleski talking about what distinguishes welfare from rights and how the two concepts apply to caring for and training our horses.
Researchers investigated how horses interact with and view riding arenas as spaces. Here’s what they found.
A semi-feral herd at a U.S. university doesn’t experience many of the health problems seen in domestic horses. A world-renowned researcher said it’s time to rethink common beliefs about horse behaviour.