Fencing of grazing areas for equines falls into two categories – boundary fencing to prevent animals leaving the grazing area and internal fencing, which divides the grazing area into smaller sections to separate animals into specific groups.
Dr. Hilary Clayton offers advice on the best way to warmup and supple your horse at the beginning of your ride.
A new study confirms not only that horses remember caretakers they hadn’t seen in months, but that they even recognized photos of them.
The National Park Service Cape Lookout National Seashore is offering three lesson plan units in their wild horse curriculum that are free for everyone.
A treadmill study explored upper airway dynamics in horses, comparing the effects of a bitless bridle with that of a bridle fitted with a conventional snaffle bit.
We should not necessarily judge what ‘clothing’ our horses’ need based on how we feel for two very good reasons. The first is, of course, that the horse has a fur coat. The second is that due to its size, the horse does not lose heat as rapidly as we do. This means that at…
Weaning, where a foal is removed from his dam, can be heartwrenching for both the humans and the animals involved. During traditional weaning, foals are forcibly separated from their dams at six months of age. However, left to their own devices, a foal will eventually separate from his mother on his own accord; this is…
A recent study tested a Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram, made up of a list of 24 behaviours linked in previous studies to musculoskeletal pain. The majority of the behaviours have been shown in previous research to be at least 10 times more likely to be seen in a lame horse compared with a non‐lame horse.
Dr. Amy Burk shows how to identify an overweight horse and helps us understand the implications of obesity for the horse. She also describes a wide range of different strategies for controlling a horse’s body weight.
Learn how to manage minor leg wounds in this step-by-step visual guide.