Like most things in horsemanship, catching a tricky horse in pasture is not something you can learn in a few minutes. Similar to horse box (trailer) loading, getting your horse to come to you takes time and finesse.
Views on animal welfare are often based on emotions rather than scientific findings. The assessment of welfare and the well-being of animals is sometimes made by how humans feel when they find animals in certain situations. We need adequate techniques for an objective measurement of animal welfare and associated physiological states.
There is a considerable degree of precision in determining the age of horses, up to about the age of 15. Age determination is made by studying the bottom teeth on the lower jaw, the six front teeth, called incisors.
Western Horseman and Cowboy Artists of America invite you to enter your best drawing or painting in our 2021 youth art contest. All artwork must depict Western horses as the subject. Three age divisions: 8 and under; 9 to 13; and 14 to 18. Entry deadline, Friday, April 30, 2021.
Do less dominant horses get to eat less? Or do they simply spend more time foraging to make up for any shortfalls in eating time?
No other animal walks on a single digit, or toe, making the equine hoof a truly exceptional piece of anatomy. Learn more about the inner workings of your horse’s hoof.
Is your horse the leader of the pack or at the bottom of the heap? The latter might not be a bad thing, explains the team from Equine Science Talk International in their latest discussion on horse behaviour.
Some of the world’s leading riders and their horses are featured in a newly launched mobile eventing game that takes participants to the heart of the world’s most famous three-day events. Equestriad World Tour is a free to play mobile title that puts players into the world of equine care and equestrian sports.
“Functional Anatomy of the Back” is the latest course on offer from the FEI’s Equine Athlete Hub. The horse’s back plays a central role in almost every aspect of equine biomechanics. The interactions between muscles of the neck, back, trunk and pelvis play a crucial role in making horses the superb athletes that they are.
Researchers observed horses in three scenarios with unfamiliar humans armed with carrots. They found the horses reacted differently based on the humans’ intentions.