A Woman and Her Mule in the Backcountry

Today, riders continue to recreate in the wilderness, and teams of mules and horses still lug tools and supplies into the backcountry for trail maintenance and firefighting crews. In fact, the Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA), a 12,000-person network with volunteers in 31 states, is one of the nation’s most active organizations advocating for…

Exercise Crucial in Dieting Horses

The importance of low-intensity exercise for overweight horses on a diet has been shown in fresh research. The University of Melbourne study involved 24 horses and ponies, all of whom were assessed as overweight, with body condition scores of 7 or greater on a nine-point scale.

New Orthotic Gets Injured Horses Moving Faster

You know those sci-fi animals with bionics and cybernetic implants and stuff? This isn’t that, but it’s pretty cool. The FastTrack, with its high-grade metal, heat-formed pad and “golden dial” lets equine veterinarians choose the movement that’s right for a horse recovering from a soft-tissue injury.

Georgetown College Offers Equine Scholars Program

Of all the Programs of Distinction offered by Georgetown College, the Equine Scholars Program may be one of the most unique. Offering students the opportunity to learn about the equine-industry from industry professionals right in the heart of horse country, the program also allows students to major in other areas, a rarity amongst similar programs.