Racetrack players classify horses. John Rosencrance classified the players: “You Can’t Tell the Players Without A Scorecard: A Typology of Horse Players,” John Rosecrance, Deviant Behaviour, vol. 7, 1986, pp. 77–97. Ted McClelland later built on that work and his own observations to produce a book called Horseplayers: Life at the Track.
Human/Horse interaction – “… has now reached organizations in the form of coaching, training or corporate away-days through what is loosely termed ‘the way of the horse’.” explains Dr. Andreas Liefooghe, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, who has an academic interest in horses. Focussing especially on the […]
Dr Gábor Horváth discovered that white horses attract fewer flies. Horváth, head of the Environmental Optics Laboratory at Eotvos University in Budapest, solves mysteries about light and about living creatures. He and five colleagues wrote a study called An Unexpected Advantage of Whiteness in Horses: The Most Horsefly-proof Horse Has a Depolarising White Coat, which […]
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film to explain to children that, even though horse soldiers no longer ride horses, they are still (as the film’s name says) “Hell Bent for Leather“.
Scientists have long engaged in a race to catch up with evil-doers who would slip forbidden substances to unsuspecting creatures. This study documents on little chapter in the history of that struggle: “Detection and Determination of Theobromine and Caffeine in Urine After Administration of Chocolate-Coated Peanuts to Horses,” T.M. Dyke and R.A. Sams, Journal of […]