Horse Health & Well-being

Showjumping at the Longines Global Tour

Tough Decisions and Community Support Key in Fighting EHV-1 Outbreak

The official death toll from the EHV-1 outbreak has risen to 17, with three more horses dying in Germany, two in Belgium, and one more horse dying in a Valencia equine hospital. The FEI is following through with their promise of full transparency and improved communication as they navigate tough

Horse Training

retraining off the track thoroughbreds

Race-2-Ride: Retraining and Welfare Off The Track

There has been much in the press over the last year about the welfare of horses leaving the racing industry, raising questions about the sustainability and ethics of the current situation. In this article, Kate Fenner explains how we can all help to protect the welfare of off-the-track horses by

Horse People & Culture

woman riding horse. developing focus

Horse Riders’ Attitudes to Managing Risk “Disturbing” Says Safety Researcher

So, horses are dangerous. Is that just the way things are? And does taking risks with horses make you look braver, more confident, or more of a leader? According to one equestrian safety scientist, there are better ways to deal with horse-related risks. And there are better ways to reduce

News & Science

A straw man on a horse

Make Hay, Not Straw Men! A Guide to Recognising and Avoiding False Arguments

I have previously written about biases and how they can skew our beliefs about what we consider right, correct and truthful. When it comes to how we defend those views, we might find ourselves using or being countered with a logical fallacy. Read about biases by following this link Logical

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From the All Blacks to the Stable… Ice N Easy Cold Therapy

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A rear view of the saddle on a horse's back

Saddle Fitting Guide

SAFETY REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure Finding the correct fitting saddle is essential to ensure good welfare and maintain performance. Check the fit regularly and listen to your horse and your own comfort. Teach yourself to evaluate saddle fitting and recognise problems to ensure good welfare and maintain performance with

Bushfires in the hills behind a herd of horses. Help for Australian bushfires

Protect and Prepare

SAFETY REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure In a time of crisis there may be nobody to help you, no power, no communications, no emergency services, no veterinarian, no daylight… What is your plan? Everyone’s situation differs according to the size and nature of their horse enterprise. That’s why each and

The best horse fence is always a sound investment

Horse Fencing: A Worthy Investment

SAFETY REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure The best fence for horses will always be expensive, but did you know your farm insurance can cover fence repair and replacement? Good safe fences are an essential part of a horse property. They don’t just keep horses secure but also serve to protect certain

Equitation Science

Grey horse greets a man

Researchers Investigate the Horse-Human Bond

Your horse probably recognizes your face and knows your voice—maybe even the sound of your car driving up to the

Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants

Disparate views impact the future of horseracing

Depending on their connection with horse racing, different people have different views about what’s “natural.” And that, according to one

Horse Welfare

A rear view of the saddle on a horse's back

The Saddle Fit Guide

Here is some advice for fitting, using and maintaining your saddle, compiled by the Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with World Horse Welfare. Their research has highlighted some areas that

Horse caught in flood

Horses and Floods

Horses and floods Floods are one of the most frequent natural disasters that horse owners have to deal with because many of the properties horses are kept in are floodplains.

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Human Mindset

two women lead their horses up the lane

It’s Time to Change the Culture

In this article, Tanja Mitton comments on a recent article in Eurodressage by Adriane Alvord, “The Pain that Lives Behind

Two friends on horseback

Recovering Your Worth

How do you recover when someone questions your self-worth? I think we have all experienced moments when someone has made

Humans create emotional bonds with horses that fit scientific definitions of attachment theory. And they can do it really quickly!

Research into the Human-Horse Bond

There’s a sense of peace that comes with standing in a pasture of grazing horses. There’s something that feels incredibly

Can horse people get along without engaging in collaboration, consultation and compassion?

Can Horse People Get Along? Tips from Six Blind Men and an Elephant

It is possible for horse people to get along? Horse people! We have a reputation for being a bit, well,

Horses and People in Art

An example of Norman Thelwell's pony inspired comedy. pony stories

Little Riders and Cute Ponies: The World of Horse Book Illustration

Today we’re exploring pony stories and humorous cartoons. Pony stories feed our obsessions and provide

A portrait of Mademoiselle Croizette riding sidesaddle on a bay horse by artist Emile Carolus-Duran, 1873. history of rider wear

Dressed for the Ride: The history of rider wear

Rider wear is an area of sports clothing where history, function and symbolism are uniquely

Archeological dig of the Lehi horse in Utah

Horse remains reveal new insights into how Native Americans raised horses

A new analysis of the Lehi horse, previously believed to be from the Ice Age, shows that the animal actually died sometime after the 17th century – and was raised, ridden and cared for by Native peoples. The study sheds light on the early relationships between horses and their guardians

a grey horse touches the man's hand gently with his muzzle

A Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

Change is in the air in the equestrian world. It’s not a storm, yet, but there’s definitely enough breeze to fly a kite.  Traditionalism, creaking and complaining, is starting to rustle in the wind as science begins to nudge it persistently. It’s an exciting time, we are uncovering and shedding

Bushfires in the hills behind a herd of horses. Help for Australian bushfires

Protect and Prepare

SAFETY REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure In a time of crisis there may be nobody to help you, no power, no communications, no emergency services, no veterinarian, no daylight… What is your plan? Everyone’s situation differs according to the size and nature of their horse enterprise. That’s why each and

Grey horse greets a man

Researchers Investigate the Horse-Human Bond

Your horse probably recognizes your face and knows your voice—maybe even the sound of your car driving up to the stables. And while he or she may develop some level of attachment to you, it might not be the same kind of bond that grows between parents and children or

News & Science