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International Non Ridden Equine Weekend May the 1st and 2nd

To celebrate all Non-Ridden Equines, the weekend of May 1st and 2nd is being promoted Internationally.

Horse lovers are encouraged to visit the Non-Ridden Equine UK website for ideas on how to enjoy your horses, ponies, donkeys, or mules this coming weekend – or on any weekend for that matter!

Would Your Horse’s Noseband Pass the Pressure Test?

Flash Noseband

If you use a flash or drop noseband, you may be surprised at the results of a recent preliminary equine study. Jayne Peters from Bishop Burton College, UK and her research team investigated three different noseband designs and their effect on rein tension and the force being exerted on the frontal nasal plane of horses […]

The World Bitless Association – helping all horses

Since the World Bitless Association was officially launched In October 2018, it has attracted thousands of followers.  Their worldwide representation includes vets, trainers, instructors and behaviourists who are focused on equine welfare. Their training methods are based on sound science, (learning theory) compassion and adherence to the principles of LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive). This not-for-profit […]

Equine Welfare during Exercise: An Evaluation of Breathing, Breathlessness and Bridles

There is something especially engaging about seeing healthy horses running free, alert, ears forward, nostrils flared, moving across the ground with ease, displaying exceptional agility, control and power. This article is an original work that advances our understanding of equine respiration and breathlessness. The authors, David J. Mellor * and Ngaio J. Beausoleil, bring an invigorating new […]

Spare a thought for the average racehorse

by Cynthia Cooper Recently we had Melbourne Cup Day where the whole of Australia comes to a standstill at about 3pm to listen to, watch and cheer on the elite of the horseracing world. A huge amount of money will be won or lost, and the government will be happy about the revenue racing returns. […]

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