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 science bits 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?
I am a big fan of giving horses as much turnout as possible. I believe it is good for them both mentally and physically. But I also understand that the… Read More »Can longer turnout reduce the risk of injury?
Many of us grew up having it drilled into us that you shouldn’t feed your horse for at least half an hour before and after riding to prevent colic. This… Read More »Should you feed your horse before riding?
Mares are a bit like marmite, especially chestnut mares. Most people either always look for a mare, or try to avoid them. This is essentially because unlike geldings, mares still… Read More »The Seasonal Mare ~ Could our management make them worse?
Ask anyone who works with dogs and horses, most will say that horses are less stressful because they don’t worry about where their owner has gone. Typically dogs stress and… Read More »Do horses view all humans the same? Horse attachment behaviour
When cantering and galloping a horse’s breathing is linked to their strides, they take one breath for each stride. During fast work their air flow, the amount of air they… Read More »What is roaring in horses? And how can it be fixed?