To get through the colder months, the wild horses of Corolla modify their diets, their coats grow thicker and they know where to go to protect themselves from the cold. They’ve learned from centuries of living on their own.
Researchers looked at the results of deworming practices on five riding horse farms in France and Switzerland. All ended up switching to an evidence-based treatment system for small strongyles based on the results of fecal egg counts.
Evidence from a study using drones strongly indicates a multilevel structure in horse society. The study was undertaken in Serra D’Arga, Portugal, where about 200 feral horses live without human care. Researchers involved in the month-long study took aerial photographs of the horses at 30-minute intervals from 9am to 6pm in two specific zones.
Your horse comes in from the pasture with a gash on his knee. No problem. Your first-aid kit is filled with wound-care options, including plain old iodine and a product that promises to prevent proud flesh. But which one should you use?
Will your horse buck, rear or bolt when you climb in the saddle? A fresh study reveals that in-hand behaviours may provide important clues about what may happen once you climb on board.
The spontaneous blink rate is a valid and fast alternative measure of stress in horses, researchers have found. However, they say the initial “startle” response must be considered when using this parameter as a measure of stress.
It is thought that a horse that pulls, leans and in other ways fails to respond quietly to rein pressure is called a ‘hard mouthed horse’, whereas a horse that is light and calmly responsive to rein aids is said to have a ‘soft mouth’. No horse is born with a hard mouth or a…
Equine ergonomics takes the applied science of ergonomics and applies it to horse tack and other products to design and engineer it to work with maximum efficiency for you and your horse.
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Does the conservation of the species justify the cost to those who have to live alongside a top predator? And from a horse riders’ point of view, does a wolf present a serious threat to an animal as large as a horse? The team from Equine Science Talk International delves into this topic in their…