Latest Horse Articles & News

No Heimlich For Horses
December 17, 2008

Wrapping your arms around a 2,000-pound Percheron, or even a 900-pound Arabian, might not be possible unless you are Hulk Hogan. Even at that, you might have a hard time locating your mare's belly button so you can place your hands slightly above it for compressions.

No Accolades For Horses That Don't Make The Grade
December 8, 2008

The Melbourne Cup winner will inevitably be revered by the nation but the RSPCA is urging punters to spare a thought for the thousands of horses that don't make the grade.

The Incredible Rescue Of Katrina's Horses
September 26, 2008

On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nation's worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever.

Recently, a happy ending to one of those rescues has been doing the rounds via email. The story of Molly The Pony and her artificial leg. It’s a feel good story that gives you faith in the goodness of life.

Anatomy Of An Equine Massage: Part Three
September 22, 2008

If you have been following this 3 part massage series, I have a confession to make. You may have already figured it out on your own; but here it is; I am an anatomy geek.

Anatomy Of An Equine Massage: Part Two
September 18, 2008

Continuing Equinology's series on massage techniques for your horse. This month introduces the move known as The Melt.

Anatomy Of An Equine Massage: Part One
September 18, 2008

The ride you completed yesterday was just a bit harder on you than expected. Your body cringes as your feet hit the floor reminding you of all those miles. A massage right now sounds great, but what about your horse? Maybe his fatigued and sore muscles could use a helping hand too.

Basics Of Equine Exercise Physiology
September 15, 2008

The horse is justifiably considered to be an elite athlete and is capable of undertaking a wide range of tasks, such as jumping, sprinting and endurance. This is even more remarkable when it is considered that in the wild, horses do not undertake regular exercise and rarely jump or run long distances.

The Equine Genome: What It Means For The Future Of Horse Health
September 15, 2008

The National Human Genome Research Institute announced the first assembly of the completed horse DNA sequence on Feb. 7, 2007. Why would a human health agency perform DNA sequencing on a horse? The answer is that the genetic structure and function of all mammals are similar.

The best way for scientists to understand human DNA sequences is to compare the genome sequence from 24 different mammals to see what DNA sequences are so important as to be present in all species.