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.
Horse owners must be aware of how much work is appropriate for their horse. In order to help determine this, researchers have studied the ideal weight carrying capacity of horses.
Recent study results suggest horses have specific facial expressions that reveal positive emotions akin to “happiness,” in a sense. And while those expressions might not be the cheesy cartoon grin or the human ear-to-ear, they do represent the “equine happy face.”
Have you ever wondered what goes into producing hay for horses or how to best manage your pasture? What about how to feed your horse to best compliment their digestive system? Or, what to do with all of the manure your horse produces throughout the year? The University of Minnesota Extension program offers informative online…
It is not uncommon for the heart rates of a loving couple or a parent and child to sync up during intimate moments. Researchers at the Italian University of Pisa Department of Veterinary Sciences designed an experiment to see if this phenomenon also occurs between humans and equines.
The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Essex Horse Trials Grant, the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant, and the Haller Scholarship for Eventing Officials. The deadline for applications for these grants is October 15.
Is one grass hay variety more palatable than another? Should I feed my horse the first or second cutting of hay? Equine nutritionists answer these questions and more about this essential forage.
Even without training, it is possible for onlookers to assess pain and lameness in ridden horses using an ethogram. The ethogram comprises 24 behaviours more likely to be seen in lame than sound horses. The presence of eight or more is likely to reflect pain.
Do you live in Australia? Equitation Science International offers a Diploma of Equitation Science, a nationally recognized qualification with theoretical and practical components to ensure graduates are highly competent in all areas of horse handling, coaching and training. Is this program for you?
The free online videos have been created by Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as a tool to keep vets and owners abreast of the latest developments regarding equine health information.