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How long do horses live?

There’s a lot that will affect how long a horse will live. With good care, many horses will live well past the age of 30. Some senior horses are even ridden or driven lightly to keep in good health. Considering that a horse’s skeleton takes 6-8 years to fully grow, …

Horses in a human world: 3 things every horse needs

Horses are prey animals that now live with one of their old nemeses: us. As recently as 10,000 years ago, humans were one of the predators that hunted and killed wild horses. Scientists are certain that humans actively hunted horses for food before domesticating them. And why wouldn’t they have? …

Understanding your horse: an overview of the equine senses

To see the world from your horse’s point of view, you literally need to know how your horse takes in the world. We, humans, evolved to be hunters and gatherers. This meant getting good at chasing down prey that could run away very quickly, and learning how to tell what …

Morgan Wagner and Endo the Blind feature interview

Morgan & Endo the Blind: “You have to learn how to listen”

The work horse trainer Morgan Wagner has done with her horse, Endo the Blind, is a fine example of how blindness is a disability that you can work with, rather than an inability to live life. She’s demonstrated how the real problem with blindness isn’t the blindness itself but rather …