Studies have shown that horses can utilize both visual and tactile signals to communicate with their caretakers, learn symbols and distinguish between human facial expressions. So just how smart are horses? Let’s take a look at the history and exciting new research into horse intelligence. (more…)
Journey back with us as we take a peek behind the curtain of the greatest shows on earth, all of which were deeply rooted in horsemanship. First up, Philip and Patty Astley and their infamous Amphitheatre. (more…)
History is full of strange and fascinating practices. Not the least of which is tied to folklore designed to ward off evil spirits. This week’s Equus Obscurus focuses on the history of entombing horse skulls. Learn more: (more…)
March is Women’s History Month. To kick off the month, we’re pleased to introduce a new series: Equine Girl Bosses. This series will highlight bada$$ horse women throughout history. The first to be featured? Isabella I of Castille. (more…)
Today is Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States. So, in true Horse Nation fashion, we love to look at the relationship of indigenous people to horses. Spoiler alert: horses transformed the lives of many Native Americans. (more…)
The Wheeler Museum at the USHJA headquarters has debuted a new exhibit honoring the evolution of horse show photography from its earliest days to modern trends. Noelle Maxwell catches up with curator Denise Quirk for a behind-the-scenes look.