Horse Health & Well-being

foals need their own pain ethogram

Researchers say foals need their own pain ethogram

They’re all horses, yes. But that doesn’t mean that little horses act like big horses when they’re in pain. According to Dutch scientists, foals express pain differently from the way adult horses do. And because of that, they need their own pain-related facial expression scale that’s unique to baby horses.

Horse Training

3 benefitial stretches and core strengthening for your horse

3 Beneficial Stretches and Core Strengthening For Your Horse

3 beneficial stretches and core strengthening for your horse. As we learn more about the horse’s body and how things are connected, therapists are finding better ways of keeping our fur-kids safe, healthy and, most importantly, happy. There are many new fads that promise quick cures for imbalances, whether they

Horse People & Culture

dressage horses stand around at a competition

Anxiety Levels High in Eventers Post-lockdown, Say Researchers

When human and equine athletes get separated for several weeks—such as during lockdown—physical and emotional strain can lead to anxiety, poor performance, and even reduced welfare, according to a new study. Elite three-day eventing riders isolated from their horses for eight weeks during Italy’s Covid-19 movement restrictions did not ride

News & Science

Race horse legs on US race track. Race-day Lasix reform

Predicting Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries a Step Closer

Predicting catastrophic racehorse injuries After a string of deadly accidents on horserace tracks in recent years, science has aimed at finding ways to recognize which horses are most at risk of sustaining a fatal fracture. And the work is paying off. According to a team of U.S. researchers, a new

Sponsored Content

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

Protect your horse during travel

Protect Your Horse During Travel

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Top tips supported by recent research to help protect your horse during travel. Transporting horses might be part of the daily routine for many owners and trainers, but for horses, it is stressful, exhausting and carries a significant risk. There is a large amount of

Top reasons why you should vet check the next horse you buy

Pre-purchase Exams

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Why you should invest in a pre-purchase vet exam when buying your next horse Looking for a horse to buy? Whether you are buying your first horse or looking for another one to add to your collection, finding your ‘unicorn’ is the stuff dreams are

Equitation Science

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

horse owners know their horses best and can help advance horse welfare

Recruiting the help from those who know their horses best

You know your horse best andthat’s why researchers need you to help advance horse welfare You read the articles about

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

How to find the right bit for your horse

How to Find the Right Bit for your Horse

What’s the best bit for my horse? Well, I am glad you ask! It is a very important question that directly affects your horse’s well-being, but finding the answer involves

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Human Mindset

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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

A roadmap to social licence to operate based on legitimacy, transparency, communication and trus

Equestrian Coach Challenge II: Thriving over Surviving

For 2 weeks, starting on 16th November, EquiCoach Lisa Ashton is launching the 2nd Equestrian Coach Challenge, designed specifically to

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

Black horse trotting while rider tests for self-carriage

A Guide to Self-Carriage

What do you picture when you think about ‘self-carriage’? Many of us picture a horse, perhaps in a dressage arena, travelling in a certain outline and maintaining gait and direction. In this article, however, I am going to discuss why self-carriage has a much wider definition and how important it

Horses and People Magazine January-February 2021 issue

Life Lessons from 2020 and Beyond

On our cover this issue we feature Hanna Rush and her Quarter Horse gelding Triandibo Roc n Lynx, also known as Doug or Dougie. The pair were photographed by Louise Sedgman as part of the Sweet Teen Project, an initiative to fundraise for Headspace Australia, an organisation working to support

Snow White

A Wild Horse Fantasy

My obsession with horses apparently began at a very early age. There was absolutely no family background for this obsession to occur. My mother and father had never even been close to a horse, other than those which featured in their lives as working animals. They were city folk. I

foals need their own pain ethogram

Researchers say foals need their own pain ethogram

They’re all horses, yes. But that doesn’t mean that little horses act like big horses when they’re in pain. According to Dutch scientists, foals express pain differently from the way adult horses do. And because of that, they need their own pain-related facial expression scale that’s unique to baby horses.

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