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.
A new organization called Amplify aims to connect young people to racing. “Our goal is to provide a centralized group that gives people information about the industry, and gives them ways to start working in it,” said John Piassek, one of Amplify’s co-founders. Along with behind-the-scenes access and tours, Amplify offers face-to-face interaction with trainers…
A New Zealand study has used GPS technology to unearth fresh insights into polo, revealing how player handicap levels influence the distances covered, speeds achieved and high-intensity play required from their horses.
Over time, horse feeds manufactured to meet equine energy and nutrient needs have evolved from mixes of whole grains to textured, pelleted, and extruded types. How does this change in feeds affect horses?
Researchers looked into the ability of horses to open fastened doors and gates and found they could not identify a conventional door or gate latch beyond their ability to open. Horses even managed to open two locks with keys.
The importance of owners maintaining a rich and fulfilling relationship with their horses is highlighted in the findings of a recent study.
Beyond the show ring, 4-H horse shows are an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills. The opportunity for skill-building doesn’t end when exhibitors exit the arena, however, as youth participants can play an active role in planning and running the horse show.
Too much rein tension while riding may compromise horse welfare. But who generates the tension on the reins — the horse or the rider?
The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 2019 equine science and management and animal sciences graduate Julie Witt has been named one of this year’s 12 recipients of the Godolphin Flying Start scholarship, a prestigious two-year thoroughbred industry management and leadership program. Witt is one of only two participants selected…