Horses can do some very funny, odd or down right silly things. Both when we are watching them and we we aren’t! Some seem to enjoy making mischief in the field or stable and even when we are riding them. We often share stories and laughs about the silly things that our equine pals get […]
New research has revealed that horses can read and remember human expressions. They then use what they have seen to later identify someone who may pose a threat to them. Karen McComb is professor of animal behaviour and cognition at the University of Sussex School of Psychology. She has led a detailed study into how […]
This is a topic which is widely debated within the equestrian community. It’s certainly one that most of you will have considered at one time or another. Especially when thinking about the welfare of your equine friends.
The Icelandic horse is increasing in popularity all over the world. In Iceland itself, the number of this breed of horse amounts to about 80,000, and this is in a country with a population of only around 300,000! There is even an international Federation of Icelandic Horses, comprising of 18 countries. This should be no […]
It can be difficult to monitor how much sleep your horse is getting. Unlike people who tend to get all of the sleep they need each 24-hours in one lengthy snooze, horses are polyphasic. This means that they sleep multiple times through the day and night.