Thursday, June 27, 2019

Health

Your horse’s gut-brain connection

The relationship between the gut and brain – known as the gut-brain axis – is at the forefront of medical research. Let’s look at...

Nutrition

Is your mare getting the nutrition she needs?

What the equine body needs and what we think it needs can be two different things. Fortunately, there’s a test that can help. The effects...

6 fruits and veggies you can share with your horse

There are many fruits and vegetables you can safely share with your horse! In fact, they can even be beneficial. Offering the occasional fruit or...

Training

Gender specific saddles – a novel idea!

The number of female riders is on the rise, yet women are still underrepresented when it comes to saddle design and fit. Learn the...

Lifestyle

3 ways horses can improve your mental health

What if you changed the pace for a while and stepped out of your usual routine? You might start to see and feel magical...

Get to know your horse’s personality with Equusology

What are your horse’s preferences? Does her personality fit with yours, and with what you want for her? Equusology can help answer these questions. “Why...

Blog

Donkeys may provide a natural tick repellent

Donkeys may provide a natural tick repellent

A new study reveals that donkey secretion could be resistant to a certain species of ticks. The sebaceous glands of horses and donkeys emit an oily substance, called sebum, that keeps their skin moist. Researchers at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, along with colleagues in the United Kingdom, recently investigated whether...

BLM offers $1,000 to anyone adopting untrained wild horses

To reduce the population of wild horses and burros on public lands in the West, the BLM is offering an incentive to successful applicants willing to adopt one of these equines. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), there are more than 80,000 wild horses and burros across public...
chakra

Demystifying equine chakras

A baseline understanding of equine chakras can give you a window into your horse’s behavior, wellness and relationships with others. There are seven main equine chakras. They exist in the auric field while also penetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are wheel-shaped and have different colors associated with them....