Looking for articles about horse-and-rider health? Check out these articles from top professionals about a variety of topics for equestrians such as sports psychology, common equine illnesses and senior horse care. We’ll also share articles about the latest findings from research in horse and rider health.
In a recent study, scientists measured signs of resistance in horses, including headshaking, yanking on the reins and tail-swishing, to determine the extent that stress has on their performance.
A top equine researcher weighs in on the subject of how to overcome your horse's separation anxiety.
Studies have shown that too-tight nosebands on bridles can cause stress and other health problems for your horse.
Solo stabling can stress a horse.
Develop better communication?and have more fun?with your horse by applying learning theory.
Technological advances in horseshoes and innovative concepts in shoeing practices have given new hope for horses with hoof problems and lameness issues.
New research on a devastating disorder is leading treatment advances and prevention.
Correct trimming and shoeing are essential parts of horse care. Understanding their core principles will help you identify a job well done.
An equine vet weighs in on the health risks associated with conditioning your event horse on hard roads.
Improve your awareness of the telltale signs of equine sinus disease so you can react quickly to resolve major issues.
Whether your horse is playing in the field or flying high over fences, his airway function is critical to peak performance and overall health.
Understanding what’s involved–from process to prognosis–could prove critical to your horse’s chance of survival.
Two vets give you the inside scoop, from causes and prevention, to treatment, rehab and prognosis.
A vet offers ways you can slow the progression of navicular disease and reduce your horse’s discomfort.
Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, is an irreversible condition, but careful management of symptoms will keep your horse moving freely.
Progressive stretching and strengthening exercises that target specific muscles and ligaments can keep this important joint in peak condition.
A pilot study examines if whole-body vibration therapy is effective for treating chronic lameness.
Get the inside scoop on Olivia Lagoy-Weltz's dressage superstar Rassing's Lonoir.
Meet Veronica, Lauren Kieffer's top four-star event horse. Find out why this talented bay mare is fondly known as "The Troll" and her favorite treat may surprise you!
Get up close and personal with "Billy," one of John French's top hunters.
Get a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes care and feeding regimen of Laura Kraut's partner Zeremonie, one of the world's top show jumpers.
The latest research has shown that a high-energy diet could increase a foal's chances of developing a developmental joint disease.
Help your horse age gracefully by understanding the most common issues facing senior equines.
A rider wonders how much exercise her senior horse should be getting.
A rider is faced with the tough decision to retire her event horse.
This award-winning article was a top choice by the judges at the American Horse Publications annual awards this year.