Researchers observed feral herd interactions during a three-year study and found effective mare-foal vocal communication even seems to help foals survive.
Contact and how horses interpret it is crucial to training, yet surprisingly little research has been done into equine sensitivity to touch, according to scientists. Researchers, in a recently published review, examined more than 180 studies exploring elements of equine vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Kate Madden her sister Annie, started FenuHealth after she won a prize at Europe’s largest science fair. They were 14 and 13 at the time. FenuHealth supplies a range of all natural products to the equine industry that addresses stomach problems in horses.
The World Bitless Association, a British-based charity that represents the bitless community, has released the findings of its global horse sports training and tack survey for all equestrians. Most equestrians taking part in the survey (88%) felt that welfare would be improved by allowing bit-free horses to compete alongside bitted horses.
Equine studies is a unique field, which presents many career options. From spending time one-on-one with horses, to knowing the ins and outs of horse behaviors.
A surprising variety of physical conditions, ranging from lameness to tumors to stomach ulcers, can cause a horse to object to having his girth or cinch tightened, according to a retrospective study from the University of California, Davis.
Sometimes what seems like resistance is actually a horse’s attempt to work with you. Watch for these 6 easy-to-misinterpret signs that your horse is thinking like a partner.
The Horse Welfare Alliance has launched an online training program encompassing a video series that covers the 10 sections in the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines, which range from pre-purchase considerations to end of career and euthanasia. The free program allows people to choose among the topics of interest at…
A University of Wyoming rangeland ecology master’s student is examining the gut microbiome in free-roaming horses and how it adapts to different environments and diets and if certain microbiome communities create a better body condition score.
For years, equitation scientists have worked to collect evidence-based data about horse behavior, management, and training. With the launch of a tool called E-BARQ, they might finally be able to achieve that goal. The online questionnaire allows owners, trainers, and industry professionals to evaluate and monitor horse behavior, training, and management over time.