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Nominations Sought for USEF Awards

September 15, 2013

The deadline to submit nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor is Sept. 23.... Read More


Is Your Horse's Water Bucket Half Full or Half Empty?

September 11, 2013

Researchers developed a test to find out whether horses are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between.... Read More


Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

September 06, 2013

Researchers proved that horses can become "lighter" with proper negative reinforcement training.... Read More


Studying the Rider-Saddle-Horse Interface

September 04, 2013

Researchers are studying how forces applied by saddle and rider affect a horse's performance and welfare.... Read More

"After the winter and holiday lull in training and competition, I can't wait to get back in the show ring and improve upon my results from the previous year," says Managing Editor Alexandra Beckstett.


Improving Horse Welfare at Stock-Breed Shows

September 03, 2013

Researchers sought better understanding of the welfare concerns relating to stock-type show horses. ... Read More

A cob wearing bridle fitted with pressure sensor beneath the noseband.


Researchers Measure Horses' Noseband Pressure

August 12, 2013

Researchers recently developed two pressure detection systems to measure pressure exerted by nosebands.... Read More


Dressage Champion Rusty Euthanized

August 09, 2013

Rusty, who was 25 when he was euthanized last week, has two clones to carry on his genetic legacy.... Read More


FEI, IEOA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

August 09, 2013

The MOU covers universal issues such as horse welfare, recognition, FEI rules and regulations, and more.... Read More


Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More


ISES 2013: Why Rein Tension is Important to Horse Welfare

August 06, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle shares why it's important for riders and coaches to understand rein tension.... Read More


ISES 2013: Comparing Amateurs and Pros in Rein Tension Study

August 05, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle compares how professional and amateur riders responded during her rein tension study.... Read More


Horse Sport Psychology 101

July 30, 2013

A recent study look at whether a rider's mental skill equates to success in the show ring.... Read More


ISES 2013: Rider Perception of Rein Tension Study

July 30, 2013

Dr. Hayley Randle shares the results of her study investigating rider perception of rein tension.... Read More


USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More


Riders' Perception of Rein Tension Studied

July 29, 2013

Study results suggest riders of all levels tend to misjudge the amount of tension they apply to their reins.... Read More


Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More


Researchers Studying Haute Ecole Movement Biomechanics

July 23, 2013

Researchers are investigating the airs above the ground to help improve training and safeguard equine welfare.... Read More


Dressage Stallion Totilas' Owners, Rider Face PETA Complaint

October 24, 2012

Totilas is being treated unethically and in violation of German animal welfare laws, one lawyer says.... Read More


NBC, USEF Network to Offer 2012 Rolex Kentucky Coverage

April 15, 2012

Coverage will include five hours of television broadcast and a live webcast of the entire competition.... Read More


Equine Job Fair in New York April 28

April 18, 2010

The Harness Racing Museum and United States Trotting Association will hold the second Equine Job Fair April 28 from 5-8 p.m EDT at the Museum located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, N.Y. The job fair isn't breed-specific, organizers said.

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AHC Forum to Focus on Emerging Diseases

April 14, 2010

The American Horse Council has announced that the theme for this year's National Issues Forum is "Emerging Diseases: a Challenge to the Industry"... Read More


Mongolia Group Requests Riding Helmets

February 10, 2010

Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr... Read More


Humane Society Group Arrives in Haiti

January 25, 2010

After arriving in Haiti Thursday evening, a team of veterinarians has begun to assess animal needs and is offering hands-on assistance to animals affected by the earthquake. The group represents Humane Society International, The Humane Society ... Read More


Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti Adds New Members

January 19, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple... Read More


TheHorse.com Launches Equinomics E-Newsletter

January 05, 2010

Keeping your horse's surroundings safe and well-managed is an important part of equine management. TheHorse.com is launching a new monthly Equinomics newsletter to bring you news, articles, and information about the things involved with hor... Read More