US researchers collected data from five dressage horses ridden in their own conventional saddles and a flapless saddle provided by EQ Saddle Science. How do you think they compared?
University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program has attracted national attention for producing such alumni as top trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher.
Spruce Meadows annual Name the Foal contest is on now! Adults who are a permanent residents of Canada, have until July 27 to enter names for this year’s three foals & earn a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages.
Are you considering an equine career? If so you should check out Cal Poly in California. They recently celebrated the grand opening of a 60,000-square-foot covered riding arena, foaling barn, stallion barn, hay barn and tack room on the northern end of Cal Poly’s campus in San Luis Obispo.
A new series of studies has recently unveiled at least part of what happens when riders connect with their horses in movement. And primarily, researchers say, it has to do with rider gaze and posture.
Until the Horse Trust created the Level 3 diploma in December 2016 there was no regulated qualification for the many people working or volunteering in vital roles and, for the sector, no accepted standard gauge of professional competence.
The online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win great prizes.
Many of the speakers at a recent symposium — including veterinary geneticists, biologists and paleontologists — challenge the province’s policy of rounding up wild horses to limit the population, saying ‘We should be protecting these horses instead of eradicating them’.
Researchers said many equestrians’ “preconceived ideas” about behaviours they associate with mares, stallions, and geldings could have serious consequences for training and welfare.
Kalispell equestrian event seeks volunteers: Do you live in northwest Montana? Maybe you’d like to volunteer at this year’s Event at Rebecca Farm?