The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Board of Directors recently voted to expand membership to include fourth and fifth grade riders in the middle-school division of Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage. For the past 17 seasons, IEA has been offered only to riders in grades 6 through 12.
Tim and Maggie Lott have lived in their Victorian home for 18 years raising their two children and building their farm. They are ready to move and start a new adventure somewhere else. Instead of selling in the conventional real estate way, the Lotts are offering their property as the grand prize in an essay…
In January 2016, veterinarian Ashley Leighton Kornatowski joined a team of 30 volunteers, including other veterinarians, vet techs, vet students, undergraduate students, PhDs, a saddler, and a farrier, on the Osa Peninsula, in southwestern Costa Rica, to perform a week of equitarian work.
Mini horses were introduced to attract students to agricultural science studies, and have become part of a popular program that teaches teamwork and leadership skills at Nambour Christian College on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia.
As technologies and techniques advance, equine nutrition research looks at new problems and topics.
We all know horses use their tails to ward off flying insects. But the mechanics behind that effective tail swatting is intriguing scientists, and it could lead to tail-inspired bug repellent technology.
While books and other sources have stated “normal ranges” of temperatures for many years, there has been no recent published work examining whether these suggested normal values are representative of healthy horses. Enter Nottingham Trent University where researchers recently investigated the normal body temperature of horses in the Nottingham Trent University yard. The findings showed…
FastTrack offers the world’s first rehabilitative orthotic for horses. The product redirects weight-bearing forces away from the injury, allowing the horse to safely resume exercising without exacerbating the injury
When wild horses move toward water or food sources, are they making decisions based on what they see, smell, and hear? Or what they (or their ancestors) remember?
Scientists are working to decide whether to update the National Research Council’s Nutrients Requirements for Horses and, if they go ahead with a revision, you might be able to help.