Dr. David Mellor, an animal welfare expert at Massey University in New Zealand, is doing research that looks at how bit use can impact breathing during exercise and what this means for equine welfare.
Wider stalls and facing rearward may reduce transport stress on horses during long journeys. Wider stalls were especially beneficial in making it easier for horses to keep their balance, a study has found.
There were 111 horses on Shackleford Banks at the end of 2019. The report, released by Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, says the herd is 62% female and 38% male.
A quarter of the 16 horses used in a German study proved to be innovative in their problem-solving. The findings point to the possibility that the most successful horses in the study were not necessarily born smart, but developed their abilities through exposure to enriched environments.
Horses in a study failed to learn from humans how to open a box containing food. Those given a full demonstration of how to open the box did no better than the horses given a partial demonstration, or no demonstration at all.
Learn about the steps you can take to reduce the number of asthma-causing airborne particulates in your horse’s barn.
Caitlin Smith became the first Purdue veterinary student to participate in the highly selective Dubai Equine Hospital Externship Program. The Dubai Equine Hospital, one the largest private-practice equine hospitals in Dubai, has a selective externship program and accepts only two students from the same country per year.
What are the factors that determine that one horse is faster, stronger, or more resilient than others? By looking at some of the sport’s most celebrated winners we can see what factors have helped them along the way.
The first in a two-part series, this article looks at the collegiate equestrian opportunities in the US. The authors spoke with coaches and riders at some of the country’s top schools to give you the inside scoop on everything related to equestrian-based college scholarships. In this first article you’ll look at what these scholarships are…
Pedro Henrique Esteves Trindade and his colleagues set out in a study to learn about the effects that work had on the body language of ranch horses in Brazil. The study team, writing in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, said that although ranch horses have an important role in Brazilian beef farms, almost nothing is…