New Index Calculates Equine Fat Based on Body Measurements

Many horse and pony owners perceive their animals as being an ideal or healthy weight when they may be obese or overweight. The most commonly used standardized practical field method of assessing fat levels in horses and ponies is by body condition scoring (BCS). However, it has become clear that these BCS systems have a…

Science Provides the Evidence to Make Eventing Safer

Four evidence-based recommendations have the potential to reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities in Eventing’s cross-country phase. Researchers recommendations centre around a re-evaluation of qualification criteria, the use of risk profiling, a disqualification limit on dressage scores, and a complete review of course and fence design.

What is Horsepower, and How Much Does a Horse Have?

This article explores the origins of horsepower as a unit of measurement and how it applies to both machines and living creatures. Often used in discussions about cars, engines, and other machinery, horsepower has its roots in the world of horses. But just how much power does a horse actually have?