Horses Can Learn to Open Doors and Gates

If you’ve ever seen videos of horses opening locked gates and doors, sometimes even to let their friends out with them, you’ve seen scientific history in the making. Researchers found that horses can teach themselves to open a variety of locks and latches.

Infrared Imaging Used to Help Saddle Fit

Research has shown that the overall force applied by a saddle pad is approximately equivalent to the rider’s body mass while the horse is walking. However, as the horse’s gait changes, the force exerted by the rider also changes. During trotting, the force values increase to about twice the rider’s body mass, and at canter…