Horses, like our dogs and cats, are familiar to many of us, be they racehorses, police horses, or much-loved pony club mounts. So it might surprise you that horses, in Australia, are more deadly than snakes, and indeed all venomous animals combined. An equine veterinarian is more at risk of workplace injury than a firefighter.…
A brief audio clip featuring Dr. Camie Heleski talking about what distinguishes welfare from rights and how the two concepts apply to caring for and training our horses.
Researchers investigated how horses interact with and view riding arenas as spaces. Here’s what they found.
A semi-feral herd at a U.S. university doesn’t experience many of the health problems seen in domestic horses. A world-renowned researcher said it’s time to rethink common beliefs about horse behaviour.
Common feeding practices for stabled horses kept on non-edible bedding impair their welfare, researchers in Germany have concluded. It is common for boxed horses to receive two or three meals of roughage during the day.
Thankfully, all horses and ponies have a natural ability to be round and on the bit; it is already within them. We see it when they are excited in the paddock, where the body can freely express its most athletic posture. This natural ability is accessible to us all, but not from the outside. It…
The Kentucky Derby Museum has come out with a Virtual Museum experience on their website. Each day they’ll bring you featured artifacts, fun facts, Oral History videos, Educational Lessons, activities you can do at home, and more!
Claiborne Farm offers a series of virtual farm tour videos!
With the need to isolate and distance ourselves prompted by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, how can you keep learning about horses? As long as you have an internet connection and a willingness to learn, you’re set! Here’s a great list of online equine education resources.
Research has shown that people in the horse industry have preconceived ideas about horse behaviour, temperament and rideability based solely on the sex of the horse. This gender bias could be harming the prospects of mares, researchers found, with some horse owners potentially overlooking the merits of mares and fillies, considering them bossy.