Can Computers Analyze Horse’s Facial Expressions?

Researchers are training a computer to automatically identify and track equine facial features that have been shown to change in response to pain. The computer will analyse videos of horses who have had recent surgery or are recovering from illness, to determine how these features change as pain relief is administered, and the horses’ conditions…

Embrace Science to Improve Your Performance: Part One

The smart equestrian knows that a large percentage of what propels a horse-rider duo to the top of the leaderboard is a firm understanding of some basic rules of science. FEI has collated five concepts that when mastered are guaranteed to improve performance in a variety of equestrian disciplines.

Student Rebuilds Horse Skeleton for Anatomy Classes

When the pre-veterinary student from Weston was asked if she wanted to help rebuild a fully articulated equine skeleton, she knew she could not pass up such an opportunity. The chance to disassemble, clean and rebuild a horse’s skeleton was, according to Metheny, an invaluable experience that solidified her decision to become an equine orthopedic…

What We Learn When Humans Race Against Horses

Lewis Halsey of the University of Roehampton and Caleb Bryce of the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust gathered historical data from three endurance races that pit humans against horses, including the Man Versus Horse Marathon, to test the idea that humans are uniquely adapted to run for long distances in hot weather. Take a look at what…

National Horseracing College Calendar Art Competition

Be part of the team, help us create the first ever National Horseracing College Calendar for 2021. From 1st to 31st October NHC is running a Calendar Competition to celebrate how well their horses work for them all year round and to raise funds for a few Christmas gifts for them. How creative you can…