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.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is offering FREE General Admission to Cultural Pass ticket holders. General admission includes: two floors of self-guided museum exhibits, our 360-degree immersive film: The Greatest Race, and a 30-minute Historic Waking Tour of Churchill Downs. June 1 – August 8, 2021, Tuesdays and Sundays, all day!
The muscle activity in the powerful hindquarters of showjumping horses has been laid bare in a just-published study. Three-dimensional kinematic measurements (relating to the geometry of motion) offered data into fundamental muscle activity patterns of selected superficial equine muscles during the jumps, delivering findings that agreed with scientific literature on the functional role of equine…
Sable Island is a beautiful but remote island which lies about 175km southeast of the closest point of mainland Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to more than 500 wild horses. A major project on the island will include research into the effects of its iconic wild horses on the habitat.
An unearthed horse skeleton in Utah has provided valuable insights into how Native Americans cared for their mounts before Europeans had a permanent presence in the area.