Why Horses Might Refuse Cues

Acting disobediently is an animal’s natural response to many situations. Animals act out for a variety of reasons, ranging from pure personality to defensiveness. When animals aren’t responding to commands as they might have previously done, we assume that they are simply being “bad,” but that is not always the case. Horses, for instance, can… Read more »

Connecting Horses, Humans and Technology

Equestrians have an understanding of their horse and often can decipher how the horse is feeling before, during, and after a ride. However, advancing technology will give riders an opportunity to digitally track and monitor their horse’s temperament and health, along with their own. The Bailos Sensor, the first product of the French start-up Equisense,… Read more »

Dangers of Traditional Bran Mashes

Many horse owners used to feed their horses bran mash, especially during colder months. However, in recent years, bran mash isn’t typically fed to horses and the routine habit has now become an old practice. Bran mash does not have the health benefits that many horse owners once believed it did for several reasons. Considering… Read more »

Recognizing Illnesses in Your Horse

During the colder months, many humans end up sick with colds and viruses. However, horses can also get sick and it can happen during any season. Horses frequently suffer from respiratory diseases, similar to the “common cold.” It’s important that horse owners recognize the symptoms of these illnesses and have an understanding of what treatment… Read more »

New Product Developed to Help Horses Run

A new product called Megasus Horserunners was recently developed to better serve horses when they walk or run on all terrain. It is the world’s first clippable runner for horses, changing the way that horses move. The product is equipped with shock absorbing hoof protection technology that allows horses to move easily on any terrain…. Read more »

Preparing Your Horses for the Cold Months of Winter

There are many things to take care of around your house and stables throughout the winter, but your horses should always be at the top of the list. You might have a furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter, but don’t forget that your horses can get cold too. The following are just a few… Read more »

Ever Wonder Why Barns Were Traditionally Painted Red?

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend time in the pastoral American countryside, you may have noticed that the vast majority of beautiful old barns you see are red! Have you ever wondered why? You’re not alone. Some say that farmers didn’t want their cows to get lost in the wilderness, so they painted their… Read more »

Study Finds Horses Can Use Symbols to Communicate

According to the Washington Post, researchers at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute may have just discovered a new way to communicate with horses. But we’re not talking about a new language, exactly. The researchers recently published a study in which they determined that horses are able to communicate with humans using visual cues and symbols. In… Read more »

In Arizona, Miniature Horses Will Soon Become Service Animals

You’ve probably heard of dogs working as service animals, but what about miniature horses? According to a local news outlet in Phoenix, one Arizona organization is working on adding this special breed of horses to the roster of service animals for humans with special needs. Paws 4 Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to… Read more »

Tips to Help Soothe an Anxious Horse

When a horse is anxious or agitated, it’s usually for a very good reason – they’re not like humans who get mad or angry or upset because their emotions get the best of them. If a horse is anxious, there was probably a noise or a sensation that they experienced that set them off, or… Read more »