Articles on ThoroughbredHorses

  • Feeding Horses For Competition
  • Some of the feeding routines documented for eventing horses have scientists concerned.

  • Daily Exercise Makes Horses Easier to Handle
  • Just one hour of exercise a day, regardless of the type, takes the edge off of stabled horses, researchers have found. Their study also examined whether four different forms of exercise-walker, treadmill, turnout and recreational riding-were equally effective in reducing unwanted behavior from horses housed in stalls.

  • Winning Colors in Horse Racing
  • For centuries, horse racing fans have speculated that certain colors of horses are more adept at winning races.

  • Air Pollution Slows Horse Races
  • A University of Pennsylvania scientist has now answered the question of whether smog affects the performance of race horses.

  • When Horses Have Trouble Getting Along
  • Horses are particularly prone to getting injured in scuffles when there’s a change in stabling arrangements, a study concludes.

  • British Racehorses Seldom Pay Their Way
  • The odds are pretty high that a thoroughbred foal born and raced in Britain or Ireland won’t pay off their training fees with racetrack earnings.

  • Price Doesn’t Reflect Earnings
  • Paying top price to breed your thoroughbred mare to a racehorse stallion doesn’t necessarily mean you’re buying the best genes for a fast foal.

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