According to a new study, horses show behavioural signs of poor welfare while housed in box stalls, regardless of their “enrichment” status. And the longer they’re confined, the more extreme those signs get.
The Jockey Club Scholarship provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry.
Students who have always dreamed of traveling to the Emerald Isle and have an interest in horses, now may have the chance through an embedded course, Animal Science ANSC 499. “Ireland’s Equine Industry: A Global Perspective into the Horse World” will be offered for the first time at Penn State in the spring 2020 semester.
Many horse owners are very committed to the regular and timely deworming of their horses. Oral paste dewormers have become a major staple in stables, tack shops, feed outlets and veterinary pharmacies and are readily available to the horse owner. Although this availability of paste and gel dewormers does seem ideal, the traditional practices of…
Timber Thomson, a graduate student at Sam Houston State University, evaluated a calming supplement containing citrus oil, magnesium, and yeast. In her study she compared seven young horses that received the supplement with seven young horses that did not (the controls). All horses were in a four-day-a-week training program throughout the two-month study period. The…
The Service Mounts program at Asbury is the only student-led police horse training program in the country. Students take horses through roughly three years of training before selling them.
If you’ve ever seen videos of horses opening locked gates and doors, sometimes even to let their friends out with them, you’ve seen scientific history in the making. Researchers found that horses can teach themselves to open a variety of locks and latches.
Catering to students of all levels, from beginners to the world’s most competitive riders, these five international schools offer a wide range of opportunities for students who love horses.
Cerebra Innovation Centre used 3D scanning and 3D printing to produce a customized helmet to allow a disabled child to safely enjoy horse riding.
A recent study looked at the relationship between horses’ reactivity levels and how well they match with their riders.