When 3rd grader Payton Shaffer’s teacher assigned a Kindness Project, Payton knew exactly what she wanted to do—raise money for horses in need.
We don’t know whether Winx has perfect structural symmetry. But her trainer and regular riders would have a strong sense of the mare’s balance during track work and races. Bilateral symmetry in animals refers to the balance of structures, such that they are mirror images along the body’s midline. Asymmetry is a disruption of the…
The public is invited to attend an equine event, “The Movement,” at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, CA April 29-30. Founded in 2018 on Monty Roberts’ belief that non-violent forms of communication are essential to building trust and achieving outstanding results, The Movement is committed to helping people discover the unique power of horses…
Growing up, Kyla Markell always knew she wanted to work with horses. “You know those little girls who are obsessed with horses? That was me, but I just never grew out of it,” she says with a smile. Despite Markell’s obvious motivation to succeed academically, college coursework hasn’t always been easy for her. In 2015,…
Do horses have muscle memory? Could they have faster and better muscle memory than humans? Would this help explain why constant repetition can actually reverse progress? Would it be advantageous to a prey animal to have the faster memory? And does it help the human to remember this when working with horses?
A national online survey included two questions aimed at better understanding how Australian horse owners and carers determine the health and wellbeing of their horses. It was clear that horse owners valued their horses being kept at pasture and having company, even if that company was over a fence.
Is your horse a difficult loader when it comes to trailering? Have you tried offering him treats to get him in? What about a rope behind his hindquarters to “push” him in, or a whip tap to get him to move away from pressure? If you have, that could actually be part of the problem.
Assessing a horse’s behaviour during the introduction of a bit may not give a true representation of the stress they are actually experiencing, according to researchers.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs your help naming foals that may be part of the Musical Ride one day.
From connected stables and temperature monitoring blankets to GPS alerts, technology has played an ever-increasing role in the equestrian world.