Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota
Research Update: Energy Expenditure During Horseback Riding
This study highlights the importance of horseback riding as a viable tool to support health through physical activity.
Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Horse Pastures Video
This short University of Minnesota Extension video will help you understand nonstructural carbohydrates in horse pastures.
Tips on Purchasing Large Round Bales of Hay for Horses
If you want to buy large round bales of hay for horses, read these tips.
Research Update: The Impact of Packaging on the Stability of Horse Treats
Researchers concluded that packaging type impacted shelf life and horse preference of treats.
How Many Small Hay Bales Equals One Large Round Bale?
It important to know the weight of both small square and large round hay bales to determine feeding rate and economic costs.
University of Minnesota Addresses Horses and Fireworks
My neighbors host a 4th of July party every year with large fireworks. The fireworks spook and scare my horses. What can I do to help calm my horses?
Research on Summer Weather and Horse Shelter Preferences
Research conducted in Sweden, investigated horses' daytime shelter-seeking behavior in relation to weather conditions and insect activity during the summer.
Does Hay Before Grain Really Slow Concentrate Intake?
It has been suggested that feeding hay before a grain meal will slow the rate of grain intake. This concept is not well researched; therefore, a study was designed to test the hypothesis that feeding hay before a grain meal would slow intake rate.
Government Findings on Cessation of U.S. Horse Slaughter
The GAO analysis shows that U.S. horses intended for slaughter are now traveling significantly greater distances to reach their final destination, where they are not covered by U.S. humane slaughter protections.
Estrus and Mare Performance
Variation in the athletic performance of some mares that appear related to the estrous cycle have been observed. Estrus‐related behavioral or performance problems include difficulties during riding or training, back or flank pain, aggressiveness to other horses or people, frequent urination, colic signs and undesirable estrous behavior during competition or training.