Day in the Life of a Research Horse

Have you ever wondered about the research horses used in equine science studies? Horse Lover’s Math has had posts based on the results of research projects; Do Horses Like Music?, How Much Weight Can Horses Comfortably Carry?, Research Continues on Wild Horses of Shackelford Island and more. But what about the lives of the horses themselves?…

Do You Want to be a Horse Scientist?

Do you like playing computer games? Here’s one where you get to be an equine scientist working on an exercise physiology research study. Science Talk – physiology (fizzy-all-uh-gee): The study of how living things use air, pump blood, cool down, burn calories, and more. You’ll be responsible for preparing a horse, running the treadmill, then conducting…

Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle

Most of us have heard about, or experienced, a horse misbehaving when being ridden. Up until recently we didn’t know how frequent these problems in riding horses are—nor how often riders use special tack and equipment to help control them. Jo S. Hockenhull, PhD, of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol,…