We’d like to think that BestHorsePractices can point you to better sources than, say, your average Facebook newsfeed.
Here are several interesting, science-related articles for your consideration. They are not necessarily horse-y, but if you’re a lifelong learner, constantly curious and gravitating to new insights, I think you’ll enjoy them.
Amy Skinner, an incoming member of the Best Horse Practices Summit steering committee, said recently:
“I’m currently taking all my beliefs out of their dusty boxes and shaking them out, seeing what’s valuable and examining why I kept them in the first place. I’m willing to toss out anything that is no longer true or doesn’t serve me. Or I may hold onto it while I decide if I know why I believed it in the first place.
I encourage all you to do the same. Don’t believe anything ‘just because.’ Figure out why. If it no longer belongs, toss it out. Don’t rush to fill it back up, but maybe leave it open for a while and watch the world. Imagine the difference in our interactions with others after we clean out.”
Maddy Butcher, Director, Best Horse Practices Summit
Read this abstract in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science on dominance and leadership.
Jaime Jackson’s Paddock Paradise is based on his research of how horses live in the wild. Check out the concept here.
Durango vet explores spiritual bonds of animals. A KSJD radio interview.
Listen to Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman on “Defending Science in a Post-Truth Era”
Sheep can recognize human faces. Research at the University of Cambridge.
New brain imaging technology could provide insight for everything from Alzheimer’s detection to mental health concerns. Check out the developments at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Exploring the fascinating inner lives of animals, starting with dogs. In an MRI machine. Really. Read the book review of “What It’s Like to be a Dog”
A quick, compelling bit on Yellowstone research on wolves, trees, and antelope. They’re all connected! From our friends at On Pasture, read more.