The Irish Field outlines a range of equine courses available in Ireland in this seven-page education feature.
Common sense might say that if horses in hot, sunny conditions have access to a shade structure, they’ll use it. However, horses in these environments might not be a shelter-dependent as owners would think. Betsy Greene, MS, PhD, professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Arizona, and colleagues recently conducted a study to…
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has released an updated version of its parasite control guidelines for horses. The horse parasite control guidelines, first published in 2013, have been revised and to reflect recent research findings.
From reinforcing behaviors to reading facial expressions, adopting welfare-friendly handling practices can improve equine well-being and human safety.
Researchers examined 12 key housing and management factors to determine if they had any effect on the welfare of stabled horses. Most did not. Only three factors – straw bedding, a window opening toward the external environment, and reducing the quantity of concentrated feed received daily – seem to be beneficial, but even these had…
Is group housing a viable option for performance horses? Some trainers think not, believing group housing delays recovery and impairs performance. Swedish researchers set out to discover if this is true, carrying out an experiment involving eight adult Standardbred trotters.
Somewhat unique among other species in the animal kingdom, horses can make facial and eye expressions that convey volumes if you understand what you are seeing. How you can use these expressions and body language to pick up on painful conditions your horse might be experiencing?
A fresh study, carried out by researchers at Mississippi State University, has added more evidence in support of equine assisted learning, which was shown to benefit at-risk youths.
The path to a career as an equine media professional could begin by entering the American Horse Publications’ Student Award Contest. American Horse Publications has been rounding up students with a career goal that combines their passion for horses and media for over 25 years. The success of this continued effort is a long list…
Interested in the difference between a ‘flashy mover’ and ‘correct mover’? Or which conformation flaws inhibit an event horse’s performance? Experts of the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) program answer these questions and more in three educational videos that are now available on the USEA website.