No scientific study has been able to prove that secondary reinforcement—such as saying, ‘good’ to the horse when he’s done the right exercise—can substitute a food reward to motivate a horse to do a requested exercise.
After begging for a horse, he got one at the age of seven. Within just three months of training, he became a champion in the hunter-jumper category. His trainer knew Joseph had something special.
The wild horses roaming the Rachel Carson Reserve have cast a spell on residents and visitors to the downtown waterfront since the 1940s. As a child, Beaufort native Paula Gillikin used to watch those horses from afar but now, she works to protect them.
UK graduate student Elizabeth Boudaher pursues her doctoral degree in equine microbiology at Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, and hopes to graduate in 2021 when she’ll continue her work within equine microbiology to further refine her scientific skillset and expand her knowledge base.
The Morrisville State College’s Equine Management and Science programs are seeking students for their Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs
If you’re going to change horse welfare, first things first: change the humans. Getting people to change their views and habits is a necessary first step toward improving the lives of animals. But British researchers say it’s not an easy step.
20 Vanguard High School students participated in the “Horsing Around With Science” project where they applied lessons learned in chemistry class to the field of equine veterinary medicine.
Tell the AQHYA what the American Quarter Horse means to you in a video and enter it for the chance to win a $500 cash award and an additional $500 award to your affiliate or 4-H club.
Conditioning horses for eventing’s cross-country phase is critical, especially for upper-level athletes. That’s why French researchers recently developed a way to look at horses’ individual fitness levels by monitoring heart rate and blood lactate levels during exercise.
This contest is open only to amateur photographers living in Canada. The theme of this year’s contest is Freedom. Three prizes will be awarded in the Open division, and one will be awarded in the Kids’ Only division (for photographers 13 and under). Deadline: November 1, 2018.