Research has shown that the overall force applied by a saddle pad is approximately equivalent to the rider’s body mass while the horse is walking. However, as the horse’s gait changes, the force exerted by the rider also changes. During trotting, the force values increase to about twice the rider’s body mass, and at canter…
A group of researchers from Australia recently conducted a study to investigate human interactions with horses, looking at tradition vs science. The results were shared at the 15th International Equitation Science Conference, held at the University of Guelph, August 19-21, 2019.
The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are looking for five youths who are interested in four months of free weekly horsemanship lessons. Essays need to be received by Dec. 20, 2019.
The endangered Przewalski’s horse is still considered extinct in the wild in China, despite the reintroduction of three populations, because they still need artificial supplementary feed and water, scientists report.
A Virginia Tech researcher investigated the impact of diet on lesson horses. To better understand diet effects, Tanner Price, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, assessed university riding program horses’ behavioral and metabolic responses to diets with varying fat and starch levels.
Equi Energy Ltd, an innovative start-up company, plans to convert horse manure into biomass fuel for power stations has been selected as a finalist for a £5,000 award.
Academy Equine Industry in Glenns Ferry attracts students from across Idaho and worldwide. The academy is offered three times a year, in February, July and November.
A lot of work goes into making a magazine! From sifting through story ideas to choosing the perfect photographs and colours, it is a lot of fun. Magazine covers have to get your attention. They tell you just enough about what’s inside to get you to take a look. To do that, designers use photos…
The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the winners of Allen J. Finkelson Scholarships. Preference for these scholarship awards were given to a student(s) majoring in journalism, communications or equine related studies. Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida and currently accepted or enrolled in a fully…
Routine grooming is an important part of equine health care and might be the most common interaction between humans and horses. But does your horse really enjoy being groomed? If not, he’s not alone.