The use of horses in equine-assisted interventions appears to influence their perception of humans beyond work, researchers have found.
Understanding that horses view different sides of objects as entirely new means we can desensitize them to everyday objects from all angles for better safety and welfare.
The Equine Discomfort Ethogram, a detailed catalog of equine postures and behaviours, was compiled based on a review of research data and consultation records for horses treated at University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary hospital. With diagrams, photographs and videos, the researchers hope to help veterinarians and horse owners to better recognize and interpret the often-subtle signs…
New research confirms earlier findings suggesting that horses have cognitive self-awareness, which enables them to recognize their own reflections.
A myriad of factors under the control of the human can affect the horse’s ability to develop. A young horse that is being fed sugar-rich rations and has been socially isolated in a box stall with metered turnout time will be ill prepared to engage in a learning environment not through any fault of the…
The study of physics — which that deals with the properties, changes, and interactions of matter and energy — is not confined to the laboratory. You can apply this science to almost all everyday activities, including horseback riding. Regardless of your riding discipline, physics always plays a part. The various components of riding can be…
Italian researchers found higher-placed haynets significantly shorten horses’ back muscles and change their jaw angles as they eat.
Research from Ohio State University suggests that horses need a minimum amount of space to derive all the benefits of turnout—and to stay out of each other’s hair.
More understanding is needed from owners when using training aids for lungeing and riding, research has suggested. Study shows many are using side and draw reins wrongly.
Take a look at the topic of longitudinal flexion through a scientific lens and learn why it is an important goal of classical dressage.