Horse & Hound

Energy Saver: Study Shows That Racehorses Gallop Efficiently

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) shows that racehorses use less energy to gallop that was previously believed. Using force-plate technology, which measures ground reaction forces, the research team was able to accurately measure the external work used when horses gallop. This was the first time the technique has been used on […]

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Physiologist Calls For Safety Standards Of Horse Boots

While safety standards for horseback rider’s helmets and vests are accepted across the board, and have been for years, there is no standard of safety for horse boots, something physiologist Dr. David Marlin would like to change. The former head of physiology at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in the United Kingdom, Marlin now runs […]

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Simple Actions Can Help Save Equine Lives When Time Is Of The Essence

The British Horse Society (BHS) welfare conference recently reminded horse owners that they are capable of delivering lifesaving care to their horses while the vet is en route. Nicola Jarvis, a veterinary surgeon, said that the key is knowing the horse, reports Horse & Hound. Knowing the normal resting respiration rate, heart rate, temperature and […]

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