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.
Emily Adams’ goal with her recent science project was to prove the benefits of wrapping horses’ legs and applying compression. “I just wanted to prove it because a lot of farmers and horse owners wrap their horses’ legs, but they don’t have proof that it actually works,” the Rudder High School junior and Future Farmers…
This year’s Pony Express Re-ride is happening now! The mail left St. Joseph, Mo., on June 10 and is expected to arrive in Old Sacramento on June 20. You can track the ride online!
Making a horse property or business financially sustainable can be challenging. Two barn owners share some of their cost-cutting tips.
Coming to the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center was a dream come true for Shelley Turner, MS. “Being a horse crazy individual, I have always wanted to come to UK to pursue further education,” Turner said. “To be able to do so at the prestigious Gluck Equine Research Center is the culmination…
It is extremely difficult to assess pain in horses in an objective, measurable way, particularly at the lower end of the pain index. So what are the current methods of assessing pain in horses?
Spring has arrived at Spruce Meadows and with it green grass, flowers and three new foals to be featured in their annual Canada-wide Name the Foal contest. This year two fillies and one colt will be left unnamed until September allowing Canadian fans from coast to coast to name the foals!