Western Disciplines

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 27, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More

Article

Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

Article

Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Researcher Shares Tips for Improving Ridden Horses' Welfare

September 01, 2016

Pay attention to signs of poor welfare and adapt your riding and training techniques to improve your horse's well-being.... Read More

Article

Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

August 08, 2016

Researchers found that some mental warm-up to prepare your horse to learn can go a long way toward effective training.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

Article

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

Article

Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

Article

The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

Article

Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

Article

UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

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Alleged Rodeo Horse Abuse Probed in Colorado

February 19, 2016

Authorities are investigating the alleged abuse of a roping horse at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

Article

Horsing Around When 'Without Horse'

January 07, 2016

Discover different ways you can stay involved with horses when owning one isn't an option. ... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

Article

Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

Pamela Nezil performed a dressage routine based around learning theory principles such as using signals the horse can differentiate, using consistency and repetition, and releasing pressure immediately when the horse responds.

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2015 ISES Convention Highlights: How Horses Learn and More

November 18, 2015

Enjoy these highlights and article links from the 2015 International Society for Equitation Science Conference.... Read More

Article

USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More

Blog

A Non-TB Owner's Take on the TB Makeover

October 28, 2015

What experiences have you had with off-track Thoroughbreds? ... Read More

Reiners raise money for breast cancer research during Slide for the Cure shows.

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Reiners Show Support, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Funds

October 19, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and reiners are joining the cause through Slide for the Cure.... Read More

Commentary

Teaching a Horse to Stand Still at the Mounting Block

October 15, 2015

How can I encourage my horse to stand still during mounting?... Read More

Commentary

Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More