Hanna Bartnick loves horses and adventure — and she got to combine the two in her academic career and beyond at Virginia Tech. To get to graduation, Bartnick took a winding, grinding journey where she worked hard and got her fill of adventure along the way, traveling across continents on horseback. The journey is encapsulated…
The ongoing problem of obesity in equines is not a recent one, but the increase in affected horses and ponies, mostly found in the leisure industry in some industrialized countries, had now become a globally recognized welfare concern. Should show judges shoulder some of the blame?
Researchers found that many owners believe horses have emotions—even complex ones. However, the paradox, they say, is that people continue to act in ways that cause presumably negative emotions in horses.
When you’re constructing a horse farm and have limited land, design and layout are critical to maximizing your time and resources. Download this free report for tips on how to design a functional farm on what land you have.
Ridden horses can show a series of behaviours which indicate discomfort, according to researchers, but observers need to be able to recognize them to tackle the cause.
Colorado State University has partnered with My Heroes, a hippotherapy program out of Atlanta and Fort Collins, to help individual patients meet their treatment goals through the use of therapy horses from the Temple Grandin Equine Center. The CSU program also allows for students to get involved with the therapies of local patients, giving them…
Somehow, against all the odds, Lara Prior-Palmer became the youngest person and first woman ever to win the Mongol Derby. What made her so sure she was ready, when she was totally unprepared? Here’s an excerpt for Lara’s book, Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race.
Equestrian sports have often been at the forefront of science and technology, as breeders, trainers and riders alike search for new ways to increase performance and efficiency.
Healthy Horse helps horse owners and professionals estimate horse bodyweight based on research-backed equations. To use the app, users select an equine breed type and enter the equine’s height, body length, neck and girth circumference, which then estimates the horse’s bodyweight and ideal bodyweight.
From experience, many horse owners know that hoof anatomy influences horse soundness and movement, but researchers are working to put science behind that relationship. Here’s what they’ve learned so far.