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?

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…

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…

prosthesis on horse

Our medical technology is truly astounding now. Not only can we do so much more to fix conditions and injuries which should be life ending, but in some cases we can leave the patient with very little permanent scarring or…

scottie and little alf, bitless

In recent years ‘natural’ methods of keeping our horses have become the big thing with many of the devote natural believers preaching that their way is best and that anyone who doesn’t follow their ideas is verging on animal abuse.…