Polework isn’t just for jumpers! Every horse can benefit from some polework in their routine. Whether it’s to help them strengthen up or just to add a bit of variety… Read More »Why our horses should be walking over poles
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While owning horses isn’t a science, a huge amount of scientific research goes on behind the scenes to help us give our horses the best possible quality of life. From injury treatment, to new drugs to behaviour studies we pick out the most useful bits of Equine Science and research to share with you here.
So if you have a bit of spare time to read through some of the research or if you have a burning a question. You should be able to find some really interesting snippets of science here. Can you use this new information to make positive changes to your horse?
One of the biggest arguments horse lovers have against racing is that they start training them so young. We have a much better understanding of how young horses develop, the… Read More »Why it might be better to start racehorses at 2
A study in the US sent a survey to experienced show judges, half of which had over 20 years of experience, to help understand how they view and score overweight… Read More »US study found that 77% of Show Judges are unable to spot an overweight horse.
Researchers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Geras in Brazil have found a potential link between a mares age and the gender of her offspring. Specifically that older mares… Read More »Research suggests that older mares are more likely to have fillies
How we feed our horses has drastically changed over the years. Gone are the days of feeding straights, working it all out for yourselves. We now have complete feeds, supplementary… Read More »Why you should consider a Feed Balancer for your horse
Horse racing, in particular National Hunt racing, gets a lot of stick for not being safe and not putting the horses welfare and safety first. While racing is never going… Read More »Racing Is Changing Fence Colour To Improve Safety
As an industry, we seem to constantly be underestimating just how smart horses are. A recent study found that horses can recognise themselves in mirrors. This demonstrates a good level… Read More »New Research suggests horses can recognise themselves in mirrors