In a study carried out at national and international cross-country events, researchers found more horses with bit-related lesions than horses without—and most of the riders had no idea.
Recent scientific studies reveal how using new designs of saddle, pad, girth and bridle can significantly benefit the locomotion of the galloping racehorse.
In 2013, the University of Hartpury conducted a study on the state of mind of horses when listening to different genres. The horses were divided into five groups: each of the groups was exposed to a different genre of music (jazz, rock, country, classical and the last group heard nothing). The horses’ behaviour was analyzed…
Bring your passion for writing to the equine industry this fall with the newly redeveloped online Equine Journalism course, taught by experienced journalist Emily Esterson. The 12-week University of Guelph course has been redesigned to provide students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge needed to develop compelling content, and will include the latest trends and…
Researchers thought the long-term effects of unnatural feeding positions for horses deserved more attention. They set out to study the effects of hay nets at two different heights on the angles of the back, neck and jaw of horses.
Researchers in Poland looked at the exploratory behaviours of Konik horses. Konik horses were selected for the experiment because they exhibit many of the behaviours typical of primitive horses.
This is part of the FEI’s ‘What’s It Really Like To Be..?’ series, which features people working in equine and equestrian-related jobs across the world.
University of Kentucky students are working to develop a helmet testing method and collect data that will hopefully serve as the start of a crushing-safety standard for equestrian helmets.
Researchers in Poland have described a study in which they explored the paddock preferences of horses for sun, shade, or a mist curtain.
Scientists say they’ve been able to detect feelings in living animals. Researchers have devised a new, mobile headband that detects brain waves in horses, which could eventually be used with other species.