Strip-Grazing Best to Keep Horses Trim

The weight-management benefits of feeding horses and ponies behind a regularly moved portable fence have been highlighted in fresh research. The latest research compares strip grazing to two other restricted grazing practices during Britain’s grass-growing season.

Can Horses Smell Fear?

People emit a particular chemosignal while experiencing a specific emotion that induces the same emotion in another person who smells that odor. Chemosignals are chemical signals the human body gives off, primarily through sweat. Now researchers have found that horses also can smell human emotions.

Using Stride Parameters to Prevent Racing Injuries

As the horse racing industry continues to search for ways to prevent catastrophic injuries, researchers are evaluating a variety of potentially predictive factors. One of those is a racehorse’s stride characteristics. Collecting speed and stride data can allow researchers to create equations for determining training and racing’s effects on horses’ skeletons.

4 Ways to Groom for Health (Not Just Looks)

Grooming, at its core, is really about maintaining the health and soundness of our horse, not just making a coat shiny for a shiny coat’s sake. In fact, maybe ‘grooming’ isn’t the best word for what we do in those 20 minutes before and after our rides.

Deworming Your Horse 101

A common practice in barns today is to administer a dewormer to all horses every few months, rotating the class of dewormer used each time. However, the problem here is with parasite resistance. What’s the best strategy?