Through good research and communication, equitation science can continue to evolve in a positive manner with the goal of improving equine welfare and horse and rider interactions.
These jumps use 8′ jump poles because they’re a lot cheaper than 12′ poles and smaller jumps allow more jumps to fit into a small arena. Therefore, all of the measurements are for 8′ jump panels, but if you want to make 12′ panels, just adjust the measurements.
This Apr 25 discussion in Lexington, KY will explore how genomic research offers a better understanding of breeds, disease resistance and treatment. Equestrians, scientists and the merely curious are invited. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Here is a quick guide to taking your horse’s vital signs – it is a good idea to practice taking these signs to increase your familiarity with what is normal for your own horse. Understanding these norms may enable you to pick up on any problematic changes in your horse’s health sooner.
Massey University researchers are investigating limb injuries in racehorses by capturing the limbs’ 3D movement on camera and modeling it on computers.
Researchers analyzed the effects of a hippotherapy program on global motor coordination variables in individuals with Down Syndrome and compared them with individuals with the same syndrome who did not undertake horse-riding therapy.
CSU staff and volunteers guided participants through a short series of activities: comparing horse and human skeletons, watching a short video highlighting similarities in gait between both species, and mounting a mechanical horse to perform balance, coordination, and core strength activities.
With every win, she is changing the view of women in her sport. When she joins Walsh and Bryony Frost on the start line on Saturday, she will be part of the largest female contingent in the National since 1988.
Gemma teaches vet students to start by putting a hand on a horse’s shoulder, which the horse can often handle more easily, and as soon as it stands still and relaxes, the hand can be removed.
Circles, symmetry and horses! The ability of the rising trot to reduce asymmetry in horses moving in a circle has been highlighted in a Swedish study.