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Determining Lameness: Body-Mounted Inertial Sensors Helpful, But No Silver Bullet

In an effort to detect equine lameness, body-mounted inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors are placed at strategic locations on a horse’s body to record measurements of a horse’s gait. This data is then interpreted to determine whether the horse is moving asymmetrically (unevenly), which could indicate lameness.  Not all asymmetrical movements detected by these sensors […]

Researchers Find Recent Weather Patterns, Individual History Predictive Of Racehorse’s Chances Of Overheating

Hotter, more humid weather conditions and a history of overheating may be factors in predicting whether a Thoroughbred racehorse will suffer an incident of exertional heat illness (EHI), according to new research published in Scientific Reports. The findings, based on data from British racecourses, could be used to reduce the risk of racehorses experiencing EHI, particularly […]

Don’t Sell Smaller Horses Short; Rider Fit More Important Than Height

The height of a horse that is retiring from racing should not affect his value as a riding partner, Aubrey Graham, anthropologist and trainer at Kivu Sport Horses, told Horse Nation. Though riders who are horse shopping often have a desired height on their wish list, Graham points out that their ability to grow into […]

Vaccinations Protect Horses And Horse Owners’ Budgets

Horse ownership is well known to be an expensive venture. The costs associated with feeding your horse, routine farrier visits, veterinary care and all of the necessary equipment for horse and rider can add up quickly. Depending on your goals and interests, there may be additional costs such as taking lessons, trail riding park fees, […]

Forgiving Hopes To Bring Steeplechase Royalty To Thoroughbred Makeover

It doesn’t seem like a big thing, a retired steeplechase horse retraining to be a foxhunter. In fact, it seems perfectly appropriate. But, when a towering chestnut mare steps onto the grounds of the 2023 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, she’ll be carrying a lot more than just her rider over the course. She’ll be […]

Pump It Up: Would A Lymphedema Compression Machine Work On Horses?

Lymphedema in both horses and humans is caused by the accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the body, often in the legs. The fluid is usually drained by the lymphatic system, but lymphedema prevents this drainage.  This condition can increase the risk of skin infections and sepsis as skin folds develop from the swelling. Affected horses […]

The Pandemic And Horses In Need – What Are The Facts?

You may have seen the comments on Facebook: “Shelters are full from pandemic adoptions being returned now that everyone’s gone back to work!” Or maybe you saw someone who needed help but were told not to call their local shelter because “they’re all full.” So what’s the truth? Well … it’s complicated. But—and you may […]

Museum Of Chincoteague Island Calls For Donations To Save Historic Beebe Ranch

Virginia’s Chincoteague Island is fortunate to have visitors come from around the world to enjoy the untampered seashore, amazing wildlife, and the quaint historical downtown. Many of those visitors also come because of Misty of Chincoteague, a book published in 1947 by Marguerite Henry that inspired millions. Misty of Chincoteague tells the against-the-odds story of […]

‘The Best Equine Athlete Out There’: Former Racehorses Soaring To New Heights

It was only fitting that on this day Jim Phillips was spending his morning marveling at the exploits of a former racehorse excelling in a much different arena. On a hot, partly cloudy morning in Ocala, Florida, the man who has had a longstanding association with Thoroughbreds watched intently as Wabbit, known as Molinaro Kissing […]