How Accurate are Methods for Estimating a Horse’s Weight?

Researchers used 43 Icelandic and 38 Warmblood horses for a study looking at estimating a horse’s weight. They measured the height of each animal at the withers, neck length, half the neck length, neck circumference, umbilical circumference, two different heart girths, as well as two different body length measurements for use in a variety of…

Horses Are “Emotional Sponges”

It’s in the way you say it. It’s in the faces you make. Forget words and language—horses are paying attention to your emotions with their eyes and ears. And the emotions humans express are affecting their equids—whether we mean for them to or not.

University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program

The Equine Industry Program is a four-year track that offers an equine business degree with courses covering a wide range of topics for future racing professionals. It is the only AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International)-accredited undergraduate business degree in the world with an equine focus.

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…