Ridden horses can show a series of behaviours which indicate discomfort, according to researchers, but observers need to be able to recognize them to tackle the cause.
Colorado State University has partnered with My Heroes, a hippotherapy program out of Atlanta and Fort Collins, to help individual patients meet their treatment goals through the use of therapy horses from the Temple Grandin Equine Center. The CSU program also allows for students to get involved with the therapies of local patients, giving them…
Somehow, against all the odds, Lara Prior-Palmer became the youngest person and first woman ever to win the Mongol Derby. What made her so sure she was ready, when she was totally unprepared? Here’s an excerpt for Lara’s book, Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race.
Equestrian sports have often been at the forefront of science and technology, as breeders, trainers and riders alike search for new ways to increase performance and efficiency.
Healthy Horse helps horse owners and professionals estimate horse bodyweight based on research-backed equations. To use the app, users select an equine breed type and enter the equine’s height, body length, neck and girth circumference, which then estimates the horse’s bodyweight and ideal bodyweight.
From experience, many horse owners know that hoof anatomy influences horse soundness and movement, but researchers are working to put science behind that relationship. Here’s what they’ve learned so far.
Horse owners must be aware of how much work is appropriate for their horse. In order to help determine this, researchers have studied the ideal weight carrying capacity of horses.
Recent study results suggest horses have specific facial expressions that reveal positive emotions akin to “happiness,” in a sense. And while those expressions might not be the cheesy cartoon grin or the human ear-to-ear, they do represent the “equine happy face.”
Have you ever wondered what goes into producing hay for horses or how to best manage your pasture? What about how to feed your horse to best compliment their digestive system? Or, what to do with all of the manure your horse produces throughout the year? The University of Minnesota Extension program offers informative online…
It is not uncommon for the heart rates of a loving couple or a parent and child to sync up during intimate moments. Researchers at the Italian University of Pisa Department of Veterinary Sciences designed an experiment to see if this phenomenon also occurs between humans and equines.