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By analyzing “wither drop,” researchers found that some horses tend to drop their withers lower when bringing one foreleg forward than the other. Here’s what that means for equestrians.
Tim and Maggie Lott, of Corning, want to sell their home to someone with a compelling essay. They have lived in their 3,100 square-foot Victorian home for 18 years. Their 5 acre-property has an in-law suite on the second floor, horse ready farm, and garden. The Lotts want to move and give their place to…
The relationship between human and horse is even deeper than that between owner and faithful dog, writes Deborah Coddington. In this extract from her book The New Zealand Horse, she explores the role of these remarkable animals as healers.
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College used force plate technology, a measuring instrument which measures ground reaction forces, to “accurately measure” the external work involved in racehorses’ galloping.
Do fish help keep horse water tanks clean? Maybe not, a nutritionist says, but they might have other benefits. Here’s why.
Horses are going to get cuts and scrapes and other injuries — it’s just the nature of who they are. While massive trauma requires a professional veterinarian, of course, the little nicks and types of soreness are the kinds of things that you can probably take care of on your own.
The results of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance shows horses can suffer temporary lameness if rider weight is too high.
If anyone understands horses – inside and out – Gillian Higgins does. As a talented rider, authority on equine anatomy, senior coach for the British Horse Society (BHS), and with a first class honours degree in equine science, Gillian lives, breathes and dreams horses.
Generally, most horse owners deworm their horses whether they need it or not, every eight to 10 weeks. This practice has led to the development of drug resistance in worm (nematode) populations. This article includes an informative graphic showing why that’s a bad idea—and it has to do with genetics.