A horse always looks better when it ‘pops’. This means the horse has its ears forward, eyes bright and it looks lively and alert! To do this, there are several tricks you can use.
Researchers investigated the degree to which boots and wraps impair convection cooling—potentially damaging tendon cells—during exercise.
Researchers have successfully used photographs and videos collected from camera traps to make welfare assessments of free-roaming wild horses. The researchers were able to identify a majority of the horses captured by the cameras, having applied a previously developed protocol for scientifically assessing the welfare of each animal.
For centuries, horses have been drawn on the walls of caves, hung as paintings and tapestries on the walls of castles and carved into the earth on the side of mountains. They are a symbol of strength and beauty, and have been connected to and admired by humans around the world. Here’s how to create…
When fed and managed properly, horses can benefit from alfalfa’s high nutritive value. But is it right for your horse? Learn about some common things to consider when feeding this forage.
Seven mathematical formulae for estimating the body weight of horses from simple measurements have been put to the test by researchers in Poland. Accuracy varied among the formulae tested, and different breeds had a major influence on the results, the study team found.
Learn about how rain during harvesting can affect hay quality and whether you should feed rained-on hay to your horses.
Humans have a long and storied history with horses, from workers to companions, and this relationship is often one of love and affection – at least on the human side. Researchers from Linköping University, Sweden, set out to examine whether horses were actually capable of forming attachment bonds and reciprocating their owners’ affection.
Before you tack up, take a minute to observe your horse in his stall for clues to his mood. If he appears unhappy or aggressive, prepare yourself for a bumpy ride: He is likely to have a negative attitude and choppier gait when working under saddle.
Owners have been urged to think carefully before they rug their horses and ponies this winter. There has been a lot of research around rugging in recent years and there are many reasons why we may not need to rug our horses, the most obvious one being weight gain.