Sick Horses Hide Their Discomfort in the Presence of People

Hospitalized horses tend to “perk up” in the presence of people, according to researchers, which may have important implications in terms of assessing and managing their pain. Horses have evolved to show little indication of discomfort or disability when in the presence of potential predators, including humans.

A Quick Look at the Amazing Equine Heart

Horses are known for their big hearts, both figuratively and functionally, but what makes the equine heart so special? Did you know a horse’s resting heart rate typically lies in the range of 30-40 beats/minute. When required, that rate can increase dramatically and rapidly to a maximal rate of about 250 beats/minute!

A Day In The Life With a Dressage Working Student

After university, Caroline decided to put her honors degree to good use and fulfill childhood dreams by shoveling poo in elite dressage barns in exchange for an education she could never afford. She joined the team of top U.S. dressage rider Olivia LaGoy-Weltz as a working student in 2018.

New Study on the Effects of Rider Weight on Horses

Riders representing 20 percent of a horse’s body weight induce greater body temperatures in key areas and higher heart rates than a lighter counterpart, researchers have found. These differences were observed in a study at a level of exercise that might be comparable to a routine warm-up before a core training session.

Enter The Horse’s ‘Say Neigh to Sunburn’ Contest

Enter The Horse’s “Say Neigh to Sunburn” contest for a chance to win an EquiShield SB prize pack valued at $140 from Kinetic Vet. Submit a photo of your horse or pony and tell us why he or she could benefit from a Kinetic Vet prize pack that includes EquiShield SB. Your horse could be…

Summer Program Associate for Detroit Horse Power Horse Camp

Detroit Horse Power is currently seeking applications for a Summer Program Associate to support the success of our horse camp season. This full-time role (30-35 hours/week) will report to the Program Manager. Work hours are based around horse camp, with the highest time of need on Monday – Thursday between 8-5pm, during the weeks of…

Inertial Sensors on Horses Put to the Test in Asymmetry Study

Using horse-mounted sensors to detect uneven movement suggestive of lameness may be subject to error if the horse is asymmetric to begin with, researchers say. A study team used body-mounted inertial sensors in a study in which they introduced a hindlimb length difference by attaching one 12.5mm shoe on a hind hoof.