In an effort to improve equine and jockey safety, a study was conducted last year by the British Horseracing Authority. They found that horses respond better to obstacles coloured fluorescent yellow and white, rather than the orange currently used to indicate hurdles and fences and takeoff boards.
Researchers in France have reported on an experiment in which they compared facial expressions and blood markers between two groups of horses who underwent grooming. One group of 13 horses received gentle grooming for 11 10-minute sessions, using only the hands, which focused on the body areas they appreciated the most.
The garments—depicting bones, muscle groups, and more—can help veterinary students, chiropractors, and even owners and riders better understand the structures hidden under horses’ skin.
A novel experiment where volunteer vets were taught online to assess pain in ridden horses by studying equine facial expressions and body postures, has been hailed a huge success.
A new British study has delivered interesting findings on the reactions of horses to human voices at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum – laughter and growling.
The question of why some race horses are natural sprinters and others are born stayers has finally been answered.
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The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is dedicated to giving young horse lovers the opportunity to learn about driving and Standardbred horses.
While each horse is different, here are some common behavioural signs that can help you tell if your horse is happy, sick, or in pain, as well as keep you safe.
Straw (most commonly the unused stems of barley, oat, rye, or wheat crops) has historically been used for horse bedding. Times are starting to change. There are many, many more bedding options available for your horse’s stall.