Half donkey, half zebra, Ippo was born in an Italian animal rescue center near Florence. His mother, an Italian Amiata donkey, was bred unexpectedly by a Burchell’s plains zebra, a former circus animal, that jumped his fence at the center.
Michigan State University Extension Offers a 15 Week Course in Developing or Maintaining a Successful Equine Based Business
This course is available online. Topics Include: Selecting a form of organization and the required registrations Accounting systems and the recording of income and expenses Income & Expenses considerations Differences between an employee and an independent contractor 1099 requirements New capitalization regulations The effect of the new tax law on horse businesses Differences between a…
The new equine science adventure program at Southern Illinois University offers riders a chance to come to University Farms and learn more about their horses. Stephanie Speiser, senior lecturer in animal science, food and nutrition, designed the course for youth and adult groups.
In a recent study, horses faced the question of whether to try to obtain a food reward that they might or might not receive, or give up and ask for a new trial. It was part of a new cognitive bias test—a way to test an individual’s level of optimism.
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce the next chance to join the Horse Sense and Survival tour with Wildlife Resources Ranger, Dr. Sue Stuska. This trip will take place on Saturday, August 25, out of the Harkers Island Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. Participants will return to the Harkers Island dock at 2:15 p.m. This is…
Four endangered Przewalski foals were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute earlier this year. The younger three foals are colts and were born March 23, April 30 and May 29. It is the first time in 28 years that SCBI has had that many foals at one time. The foals are thriving and are…
Equine Studies student Naomi White and Equine Centre Manager Brian Hodgson explain why math is important in caring for horses.
Tiger-eye has not been documented to date in any breed other than the Puerto Rican Paso Fino. While the breed is best-known for its distinct lateral four beat “fino” gait, tiger-eyed horses are especially valued for their striking appearance.
A team of researchers has added a new dimension to horse sense — horses are capable of perceiving human emotions through a combination of facial expressions and voice tones.
Understanding the basic forces produced by the horse in top level show jumping can help horse owners adapt their training schedule to ensure the horse is not overloaded but progressively trained as well as fully appreciate competition at this level.