Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More


Peterson Named UK Ag Equine Programs Director

October 11, 2016

Mick Peterson, MS, PhD, an authority on racing and equestrian surfaces, will begin his new role in January 2017.... Read More


Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More


Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More


How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 21, 2016

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More


Stover Receives AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

August 02, 2016

Dr. Sue Stover's research focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.... Read More


New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More


Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More


Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More


Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Concludes

June 29, 2016

Presentation topics included racing surfaces, equine injuries, and respiratory health for horses, among others.... Read More


2016 Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed

June 22, 2016

The summit will feature talks on racing surfaces, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.... Read More


Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More


HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More


NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More


Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More


Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More


Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

January 11, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More


Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

Here are six important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More


Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.


Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More


Arena Maintenance: What to Remember

July 17, 2015

Here's how to prolong your arena footing's lifespan and maintain a safe and functional riding surface.... Read More


Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More


Arena Footing Basics 101: Choosing Your Footing

January 21, 2015

There are several types of arena surfaces to choose from. Here's what to remember when selecting your footing. ... Read More


Arena Footing Basics 101: Your Arena's Foundation

January 06, 2015

The base is one of the most important part of an arena but is often overlooked during construction.... Read More


2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More