Horse and Hound has recently reported a vet’s concerns over bedding banks. Many equestrian’s favour building banks of bedding around the perimeter of stalls to prevent horses from getting cast. A horse can get cast (stuck) in it’s stall. A horse is said to be cast when it has lain down or rolled and positioned […]
Horses are living longer these days as a result of improved medical care, a better understanding of equine care generally and the fact that most horses are not required to undertake heavy work. Horses can live for 30 years and more but their needs change as they age.
An Icelandic horse called Ellert has developed a unique coat. The reason was initially a mystery as Icelandic horses have been purebred for over 1,000 years. Breeder Baldur Eiðsson has said that Ellert should have been bay dun or blue dun like his parents but the young horse was born with a speckled coat which […]
Technology has changed our lives for ever and largely for the better. Apps are no exception and help us to do everything from tracking our fitness to finding our way home. Unfortunately, there are also many ridiculous apps which simply defy description. It is hard to imagine who could benefit from an app which measures […]
Have you ever wondered how horses see the world? Until recently, our understanding of equine vision was comparatively limited. But new research conducted by the University of Exeter has clarified how horses see. Their findings can be used to improve safety at racecourses.