This is part of the FEI’s ‘What’s It Really Like To Be..?’ series, which features people working in equine and equestrian-related jobs across the world.
University of Kentucky students are working to develop a helmet testing method and collect data that will hopefully serve as the start of a crushing-safety standard for equestrian helmets.
Researchers in Poland have described a study in which they explored the paddock preferences of horses for sun, shade, or a mist curtain.
Scientists say they’ve been able to detect feelings in living animals. Researchers have devised a new, mobile headband that detects brain waves in horses, which could eventually be used with other species.
A catalogue of 73 behaviors that point to physical discomfort in horses has been laid out by two equine specialists, who have dubbed it the Equine Discomfort Ethogram.
Horses’ teeth can give owners an idea of how old their animal is, but it is not an exact science. This article provides a great description and explanation to estimate a horse’s age.
The Wild Beauty Foundation is hosting a writing contest with a theme of wild horses for youth between the ages of 10 and 18. A grand prize will be awarded to one middle-school (ages 10-14) and one high-school grade (ages 15-18) author. Top-five finalists in each category also will be named. All winners will have…
Horses in an Italian study showed an ability to identify life-sized head shots of their own species, and were later willing to pick out the images of a sheep instead of a horse to obtain the food reward.
The piaffe is acknowledged as one of the hardest movements performed by dressage horses, in which the animal raises and lowers alternating diagonal limb pairs while remaining in place. For a horse, it is an artificial movement that requires balancing skills, and is required to be performed in place only at the highest levels of…
In an ideal world, horses would be more motivated to respond to the cues of their handlers in stressful situations than giving in to their inherent fear response. In practice, many riders have found this is not always the case.