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The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is dedicated to giving young horse lovers the opportunity to learn about driving and Standardbred horses.
While each horse is different, here are some common behavioural signs that can help you tell if your horse is happy, sick, or in pain, as well as keep you safe.
Straw (most commonly the unused stems of barley, oat, rye, or wheat crops) has historically been used for horse bedding. Times are starting to change. There are many, many more bedding options available for your horse’s stall.
It has always been Alisa Herbst’s dream to study at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Centre. She is currently studying under Amanda Adams, PhD, associate professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center, and is working on improving the understanding of inflamm-aging (chronic low-grade inflammation) in aging horses.
The structure inside a traditional saddle is for the rider, and secondary for the horse. Martin Ryan wanted to balance the needs of the horse and the rider better. In 2015, the Bua saddle came on to the market.
In 1956, two young, curly-coated stallions were bought by a man from Mountain View, Missouri, named Vic Clemens. Clemens bought the horses at an auction in Tennessee and had them shipped by train to Mountain View. The horses resembled Missouri Fox Trotter horses in build; they also were gaited. At the auction, Clemens could not…
Owners who blanket their horses all year round may be compromising welfare. Researchers concluded that some types of blankets can increase body surface temperatures beyond those considered comfortable for the horse.
Biologists think a horse’s tail is to keep insects away. It took a couple of mechanical engineers to prove it.
Chris Pollitt, Professor of Equine Medicine at the University of Queensland, started brumby week — a chance for horse-loving adventurers to see the wild horses in their equally untamed environment. People come from all over the country — and from as far away as the United Kingdom and Germany — to join “The Prof” on…