HORSE WELFARE

What is a tongue tie?

What is a tongue tie?

What is a tongue tie? A tongue tie is a band that ties the horse’s tongue to the bottom jaw. Once fitted, tongue ties are fairly inconspicuous. Does a tongue tie hurt the horse? Because the tongue is very mobile, wet and slippery, the tie has to be fitted tightly to...

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 considering and balancing many aspects, from the horse’s history, individual anatomy, conformation...

Helping Ranchers Identify Fatigue

Helping Ranchers Identify Fatigue

Five million horses live in Brazil. Nearly three-quarters of them work as ranch horses on beef cattle farms, spending long days driving, cutting, and transporting, sometimes across difficult terrains and in extreme weather. Researchers are helping ranchers recognise...

First Evidence-based Protocol for Wild Horse Welfare Assessment

First Evidence-based Protocol for Wild Horse Welfare Assessment

Brumby welfare If people would just leave brumbies, mustangs, and other free-roaming horses alone, they’d be able to live peaceful, happy lives with good welfare. Right? Maybe. Or maybe not. Judging the welfare of wild, free-roaming animals actually isn’t something...

How do Horses Sleep?

How do Horses Sleep?

Whether you ride horses or just admire them from afar, at some point you might have wondered how they sleep. Maybe you saw a pony lying in a field and wondered if they sleep lying down or standing up. If you have pets, you probably already know that the sleep habits...

Who’s responsible for the slaughtered ex-racehorses, and what can be done?

Who’s responsible for the slaughtered ex-racehorses, and what can be done?

Slaughter of horses. This weekend saw protests at Caulfield racecourse, following a shocking report last week on the ABC’s 7:30 program on the fate of thousands of racehorses in Australia. It is a confronting wake-up call for an industry already struggling to maintain...

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