Donkadoodle Art Contest

The Brooke charity has launched the “Donkadoodle” art contest as a fundraiser with the winning works to be featured on greeting cards. The artwork can be done in any traditional medium (paint, pencil, pastel, etc.). The entry must be your own original work. There will be 3 winners, 1 from each of the following age…

How to Go to School for Horse Racing and Equine Studies

There are great educational options for incoming college students to earn degrees in horse racing and equine studies. Students can prepare for a slew of horse careers whether in business, the racing industry or horse and farm care. University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program and University of Arizona – Race Track Industry Program are two…

Don’t Restrict Horses to Shelters in Hot Conditions

Common sense might say that if horses in hot, sunny conditions have access to a shade structure, they’ll use it. However, horses in these environments might not be a shelter-dependent as owners would think. Betsy Greene, MS, PhD, professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Arizona, and colleagues recently conducted a study to…

Group Housing Could Benefit Performance Horses

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.

Is Your Horse Hurting?

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?