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?
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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?
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?
Cloning as a technology has been around for a long time now. The first animal, Dolly the sheep, was successfully cloned in 1996. The first horse was cloned in 2003… Read More »How could cloning save breeds, species and diversity.
If you own dogs and horses, you may know that lots of horse wormers are very dangerous to dogs. I always make sure not to bring my dogs up the… Read More »Should you go hacking after worming your horse?
A few years ago Sue Dyson did a study which found that 47% of sports horses had pain related gait abnormalities. She has recently done a second study looking at… Read More »More lameness research into riding horses could help prevent ongoing issues.