Thirty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster surging flora and fauna have taken over deserted tower blocks, shops and official buildings topped with communist icons. Ukrainian authorities say the area maybe not be fit for humans for 24,000 years, but for now this breed of wild horse has thrived.
A recent study focused attention on elite dressage horses competing in World Cup Grand Prix qualifying competitions or finals, applying the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram (RHpE). Find out what they observed.
Researchers at Kyungpook National University in South Korea concluded that levels of oxytocin and serotonin could be used as biomarkers to monitor the fearfulness, dominance, and trainability of horses.
A British maker of a slow feeder hay net has launched a free online forage calculator to help horse owners tackle the equine obesity epidemic.
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.