It has always been Alisa Herbst’s dream to study at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Centre. She is currently studying under Amanda Adams, PhD, associate professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center, and is working on improving the understanding of inflamm-aging (chronic low-grade inflammation) in aging horses.
The structure inside a traditional saddle is for the rider, and secondary for the horse. Martin Ryan wanted to balance the needs of the horse and the rider better. In 2015, the Bua saddle came on to the market.
In 1956, two young, curly-coated stallions were bought by a man from Mountain View, Missouri, named Vic Clemens. Clemens bought the horses at an auction in Tennessee and had them shipped by train to Mountain View. The horses resembled Missouri Fox Trotter horses in build; they also were gaited. At the auction, Clemens could not…
Owners who blanket their horses all year round may be compromising welfare. Researchers concluded that some types of blankets can increase body surface temperatures beyond those considered comfortable for the horse.
Biologists think a horse’s tail is to keep insects away. It took a couple of mechanical engineers to prove it.
Chris Pollitt, Professor of Equine Medicine at the University of Queensland, started brumby week — a chance for horse-loving adventurers to see the wild horses in their equally untamed environment. People come from all over the country — and from as far away as the United Kingdom and Germany — to join “The Prof” on…
In this question and answer format, Carter Older offers helpful advice for young people considering careers working with horses and other animals as well.
By many accounts, the sport of Indian horse relay has a 500-year history on the Great Plains. And for the past six years, the high-speed bareback relay-style horse racing has been drawing crowds to Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Licking and chewing by horses during training is often interpreted as as a sign that the horse is learning or showing “submission” to the trainer. A new study suggests that this non-nutritive licking and chewing behaviour is a natural behaviour that is shown after a stressful situation.
A group of friends shared their horse science fair project ideas. Check out their ideas—they may inspire some of your own!