How many racehorses are slaughtered each year in the UK? Answer: thousands often under inhumane circumstances. Sadly, we can more or less answer the question… Read More »Distinguished racehorses killed inhumanely and sometimes in front of other horses at abattoir
Dr Desmond Morris says that when a racehorse loses a race the trainer and the jockey have to find fancy reasons as to why it… Read More »50 best excuses why a racehorse didn’t win its race
One horsepower is the force needed to move 33,000 pounds a foot in a minute. The Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who decided this… Read More »The origin of horsepower as a measure of engine strength
Yes, horses are one of a rare group of species who appear to have self-awareness and are able to recognise themselves in a mirror. The… Read More »Can horses recognise themselves in a mirror?
Lisa Ford was crushed while out hunting on a horse that she had borrowed. She was badly injured and she’s seeking compensation from the horse’s… Read More »Horse rider sues horse’s owner for compensation after the horse injures her
The word ‘horse’ means any horse, wild or domestic, of either gender. The word ‘mare’ describes a female horse. I guess you know that and… Read More »How to distinguish between horse and mare?
The origin of the word “jockey” goes back at least several centuries in Britain but as far as I can tell we don’t know the… Read More »What is the origin of the word “jockey”?
A Swiss artist, Henry Fuseli (7 February 1741 – 17 April 1825) is the person who introduced a female horse, a mare, into the description… Read More »Why do we call a bad dream a nightmare?
Dr Sue Dyson is an internationally renowned equine veterinarian. She was carrying out research into how the weight of a horse rider affects a horse’s… Read More »Renowned veterinarian faces being struck off for allegedly inventing an expert