A horse’s injured tendon is likely to heal better if it’s got less strain on it. Corrective shoeing that changes the hoof’s angle in relation to the ground can affect the strain on the tendons of the distal (lower) limb.
A new study results indicate horses find pressure from most bitless bridles to be just as unpleasant as that from snaffle bridles. And with one of kind of bitless bridle, the researchers found the pressure to be even worse.
Horses can make 17 facial movements — which is three more than our relatives, the chimpanzees, and just 10 fewer than humans.
11 active sport horses were shod by the same farrier for two six-week shoeing cycles using copper-coated steel nails in the left front foot and conventional steel nails in the right front foot.
One of the prevailing hypotheses as to why zebras have stripes has been that they help zebras stay cool, a notion supported by the recent finding that zebras in warmer climates have more stripes covering their entire bodies compared to zebras in cooler regions.
Overgrazing is a term that we often hear in relation to pasture. While we often think overgrazing results from having too many horses or other stock grazing a field, it’s actually a function of time. That is, overgrazing occurs when horses are kept on the pasture too long and the grass is not allowed adequate…
Mature horses only need about 10-12% protein in their diet. Ration balancers tend to be high in protein, often around 30%. Is that too much protein?
A forage specialist explains why the answer to this hotly debated question could come down to personal preference.
Little did vet Audrey DeClue know that in January 2017, treating a six-months-pregnant Percheron mare would dramatically change the course of her life and career.
The Horse’s 2019 wall calendar, “Be Your Own Equine Researcher: 13 behavior and temperament tests you can do with your horse,” will take you, step by step, through simple studies that will teach you more about your horse’s personality and trainability.