Is group housing a viable option for performance horses? Some trainers think not, believing group housing delays recovery and impairs performance. Swedish researchers set out to discover if this is true, carrying out an experiment involving eight adult Standardbred trotters.
Somewhat unique among other species in the animal kingdom, horses can make facial and eye expressions that convey volumes if you understand what you are seeing. How you can use these expressions and body language to pick up on painful conditions your horse might be experiencing?
A fresh study, carried out by researchers at Mississippi State University, has added more evidence in support of equine assisted learning, which was shown to benefit at-risk youths.
The path to a career as an equine media professional could begin by entering the American Horse Publications’ Student Award Contest. American Horse Publications has been rounding up students with a career goal that combines their passion for horses and media for over 25 years. The success of this continued effort is a long list…
Interested in the difference between a ‘flashy mover’ and ‘correct mover’? Or which conformation flaws inhibit an event horse’s performance? Experts of the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) program answer these questions and more in three educational videos that are now available on the USEA website.
After launching a series of 18 educational videos to inform horse owners, farm managers, and veterinarians about a range of equine parasitology do’s and don’ts, Nielsen’s DewormDebunk video series earned him recognition at the 2019 International EQUUS Film Festival for Best Educational Film.
Stall bedding materials range from woodchips to manufactured pellets to traditional straw, as well as many other regional options. Choosing one that’s right for your horses depends several factors.
Is your horse getting enough sleep? New research into the lying patterns of horses has uncovered that 20 per cent of horses are only lying down for less than one hour in a 24-hour period. More worryingly, nine per cent of horses only lie down for less than 30 minutes, putting them at significant risk…
Girthiness is a frustrating and challenging problem for horse owners to deal with, causing normally placid and well-mannered horses to get upset as the girth is tightened.
Many horse owners realize that their horse’s welfare is about more than having food, water and appropriate shelter. The horse’s emotional well-being, also known as their quality of life, is an important piece of the welfare puzzle.