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Study shows adequate space and rear-facing positioning facilitate horse's balance during transport

A study conducted in Australia by Barbara Padalino and Sharanne L Raidal with the aim to "document the effects of confinement in comparison of transportation in single and wide bays, and in backward and forward positioning, on horse behavioural, physiological, laboratory and gastroscopy parameters". The researchers came to the the conclusion that "transport in a rear-facing position and in a wider bay size were associated with reduced balance-related behaviours".

This study is in open access and you can read it in full here.