Horse Health & Well-Being

Manuka Honey: The science behind the magic

Ever considered adding Manuka honey to your equine first aid box? Here’s the scientific background that supports Manuka honey use in horse wounds. Honey -...

Horse Training


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Horse People & Culture

Bernard Rollin ‘father of veterinary ethics’ died on 19th November

Bernie Rollin, one of the leading scholars in animal rights and animal consciousness, a longtime Colorado State University professor and "father of veterinary medical...

When Decisions Matter

Tomorrow’s Horse World


Anticipation Builds for the 2021 Equitation Science Conference

Anticipation builds as the programme for this year's International Equitation Science Conference is finalised. The event, which is themed 'Advancing Equestrian Practice to improve Equine...

Equitation Science

No Research is Perfect, That’s the Point!

Part 1 of the Science Critique 101 series. We live in an era of information saturation. In my own time, I have gone from Encyclopedia...

The Shoulder-in: More Than Dressage Gymnastics

Recent scientific findings support what many students of Classical dressage principles have known all along: The shoulder-in exercise is not only good for the...

The Science on Choosing and Training a Show Jumper

If you want your jumping horse to be a successful and “happy athlete,” choose - and train - that horse wisely. But what is...

Equitation Science Conference: Free Registration Announced

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, the 2021 Equitation Science Conference is now offering free (yes FREE!) conference registration for all. This means that you will be able...

Welfare Education Displays Work Say Researchers

Sharing science-based knowledge about animal behaviour and animal welfare with the general public isn’t always easy—especially since social media often spreads misleading information. But...

Human Mindset

When Decisions Matter

How to make decisions when they matter We are often faced with having to make decisions that affect our lives. Some of the decisions we...

Horse Welfare

Report Recommends Racehorse Welfare Overhaul

The long-awaited report on the welfare of thoroughbreds in Australia includes 46 recommendations. Ensuring they become a reality will require commitment to a major...

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