International Society for Equitation Science Conference 2019

Coverage from the International Society for Equitation Science Conference held August 19-21 at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

Footing Surfaces and Loading on Equine Legs

Canadian researchers shared the results of their footing and force studies at an international conference. One looked at limb loading force, while the other investigated the impact of footing firmness and horse size.

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Are You and Your Horse a Good Match?

Temperament testing by a Brazilian research team found horses were more reactive with poorly matched riders, and a long-term riding relationship between horse and human didn’t guarantee a better outcome.

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Your Horse Needs Forage Even at Night

More than four hours without feed is fasting for a horse and can lead to issues. The solution for evening feeding? Slow feeders extended nighttime “grazing” time by 95-105%, researchers observed.

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