Suze Wood shares her experience attending a practicum for certification as a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant in France. A rigorous 750-hour course developed by a Dutch veterinarian who specializes in equine back pain and rehabilitation, the course culminated in a timed testing of saddle fault identification, horse conformation, gait analysis, physical examination, bridle and bit…
Animal welfare opens a very interesting but a very difficult research area, where strong emotional and popular beliefs risk overriding scientific evidence,” writes Clemence Lesimple, with the Laboratory of Human and Animal Ethology, in the open-access journal Animals. The status of horses, she says, elicits strong emotional reactions.
Daylight cycles influence physiology and behavior rhythms. And, as an Irish researcher recently reported, understanding how horses respond to these cycles can help you better manage your animals.
We’re moving toward a new era of equine welfare. And with it comes a new understanding of how to assess how well each horse is faring. Specifically, a shift from focusing on negative welfare to positive welfare has pushed scientists and handlers alike to try to read horses’ emotions.
A former postdoctoral researcher at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, used motion-activated cameras to capture over 11,000 images of Przewalski’s horses using abandoned structures as shelters, particularly barns, that were deserted after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.
When reading about feeding horses, one often sees nutritionists refer to a “maintenance diet.” What does this mean, and how do you know whether a horse falls into this category?
What difference would it make to the horse if he wins or loses? An equine behaviourist weighs in.
The world’s governing equestrian body praised a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure.
If you are interested in horses and possible career paths in the equine industry, then the annual Equine Career Night is for you! Held at the University of Guelph on March 5, 2020 between 7 and 9 PM.
Horse Racing Alberta has partnered with Equine Guelph to offer their license holders online industry training on The Horse Portal. The partnership offers trainers, grooms, owners, jockeys, drivers and other current license holders significant savings on short online courses that aim to give their racehorses a competitive edge.