Science Bits

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?

scottie grazing, when to worm your horse

Horses nearly always have a worm burden, meaning they nearly always have some parasitic worms in their digestive system. Controlling the worm burden is very important as a major worm burden can impact the health of your horse. It could be something which seems something minor, such as losing a…

horses play fighting

Over recent years our understanding of how and why animals play has improved massively. I was watching a documentary recently about animal play. It showed how many animals have their favourite play mates and that their age and sex could determine what games they played. This got me thinking about…

why do horses roll? Scottie demonstrates this blogtober topic without getting cast

This week I read a really interesting article on Horse & Hound looking into the different reasons why horses roll. Scottie is a massive roller! In the wet he loves nothing more than to throw himself on the floor and have a good roll. But this article got me thinking…

horse wearing exercise bandages

Summer finally seems to be here. With the warmer weather and clean, dry legs, it’s the perfect time to pull out your matchy bandages and go riding. But is this the best thing for your horse? After stumbling across a social media post from a vet last week I thought…