For almost a decade, the Montana Center for Horsemanship has partnered with the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont., to offer the nation’s first and only accredited four-year Bachelor of Science degree in natural horsemanship. Students can pursue two- or four-year degrees in natural horsemanship and customize their educational experience by choosing from four…
Are you interested in adding a round pen to your facility? Horse people from different disciplines share advice for sizing, locating, and selecting footing for a round pen.
You don’t have to put your equine enthusiasm on the back burner while you pursue an equestrian college degree. Horse Illustrated explains some of the common equine majors related to equestrian college degrees.
Some of our interactions with horses correspond to interactions between horses themselves. Giving our horse a scratch on an itchy spot or allowing them to rub their head against us, while frowned on by some trainers, mimics how horses behave together. But there are many other interactions which, from the horse’s perspective, are unusual or…
Horse owners can use a science-based app to document body language and facial expressions and determine whether equids are in acute pain.
Horses communicate their physical state of tiredness and even soreness after work through their facial expressions and weight-shifting patterns.
Equestrian sports have been the focus of many studies in the last 20 years, but few have explored the biomechanical effects that the horse has on the rider. Researchers set about characterizing the motor output of a set of riders’ key muscles during horse riding. They used six recreational riders with an average age of…
From reinforcing behaviors to reading facial expressions, adopting welfare-friendly handling practices can improve equine well-being and human safety. Here are some things to try.
Could dental pain be the culprit for your horse’s behavioral problems? A recent study done published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science established a link between common horse behavior problems and dental pain caused by abscessed cheek teeth.
The ShowAssist app helps professional equestrians, riders, owners or parents find experienced grooms, braiders, clippers, bodyworkers and other support staff at rated US Equestrian and Equestrian Canada shows. It requires no subscription and is free to post jobs and free to apply for work.