To better monitor the activities of the Przewalski’s horse population in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, researchers are using satellite technology to monitor the living conditions of the species as winter settles in.
A new research initiative from the University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute is looking closely at jockey performance – and the work has implications not only for the jockeys themselves, but also for the thoroughbreds they ride.
A new study suggests that returning feral horses to grasslands in Czech Republic could increase populations of some threatened butterfly species.
A research project suggests that Dartmoor ponies not only make a positive contribution to conservation management on Dartmoor, but are also a suitable option for conservation grazing throughout the country.
This winter, top competitors in the equestrian world will return to their seasonal home in Wellington, Fla., for three months of hunter/ jumper and dressage competition. The equine athletes will include some with price tags in the seven figures; top international mounts jetted in from Mexico, the UK and Belgium; and, flying discreetly under the…
Gabriella Lynn, a student at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, conducted a study to determine Cavallo Trek boots’ effects on hoof pressure distribution. In her study, Lynn measured pressure distribution as horses walked over Fujifilm Low Prescale Film barefoot and when wearing boots, on asphalt and over crushed stone. The color film images revealed…
Emilie Sénèque and her colleagues from the University of Rennes hypothesized that horses with compromised welfare would reveal them through chronic body postures. For their study, they carried out posture analysis using morphometric geometrics to measure, quantify and compare postures between horses.
A weight tape is a wonderful tool, but it probably won’t yield a dead-on accurate weight for your horse for several reasons.
Colorado State University’s The Right Horse program seeks to remove some of the burden from rescues while educating college students in the process by seeking new ways to pair horses in transition with a good home.
Researchers set up a task that involved pressing a button to open a box containing pieces of carrot and apple, and the horses were shown various techniques for pressing the button to open the box by their owners. Some owners used their head to press the button, some their hand, some their foot, and some…