Author Archives: Dr. David Ramey

Do Horses Have Emotions?

I’ve been asked a couple of times if I think that horses have emotions. People have wondered about animal emotions for a long time. For example, Charles Darwin compared facial...

Aging the Horse (or Not)

In 1885, Dr. Sydney Galvayne, born in Australia, but an adopted son of Ireland, published a book. [caption id="attachment_17487" align="alignright" width="136"] Dr. Sydney Galvayne, 1846–1913, before he got too long...

The 80-15-5 Rule

I am not a big fan of worry. As I’ve said many times, I think that people worry about their horses too much. Some concern is great. But I think...

The Gas They Pass (Hopefully)

So, I was reading an article on National Public Radio this morning. It was about the gas people pass. Farts. Really. JOKE 1: What’s the sharpest thing in the world?...

Keeping Your Performance Horse Sound

I’ve spent a lot of time around a lot of performance horses over the years. Many of them have been English sport horses—show hunters, show jumpers, and dressage horses—but barrel...

The Walking and Colic Thing

While I’m sort of used to it, one of the articles that I posted not so long ago generated a whole lot of controversy. It was about Colic Myths. And one...