How Light Affects Coat Growth

The duration of day-length and environmental temperature both change over the course of the year and regulate the length and density of a horse or pony’s coat in different seasons. Artificial lighting is often used to help optimise coat growth in our...

Time to turn on your Equilume Blue Lights

It’s time to turn on your Equilume Light Masks. For barren mares, blue light treatment should begin approximately 70 days in advance of when they are required to be bred, ideally between 15th November and 1st December. For pregnant mares activa...

Invitation to participate in a PPID blue light research study

Researchers at University College Dublin today announced a collaboration with researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Centre for a large-scale study to investigate the effects of blue light treatment in PPID horses over a 12...

Blue Light Benefits for Pregnant Mares – New Research

The horse’s natural reproductive period coincides with the light-filled days of summer.  The desire to breed mares early in the year means that many foals are born at a darker time of year than Nature intended. This has consequences for breeding effi...

Understanding the benefits of light

  The lengthening days of spring have long been associated with increased fertility, increased muscle response to exercise, improved coat condition, mood and general well-being. The length of time horses receive light and the quality of light ar...

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Solstice Light

Long before the dawn of chronobiology, the science of biological timekeeping, there was evidence to suggest that our earliest ancestors had a keen interest in monitoring the passage of time. Our Stone Age kin held particular reverence for the timing...

Blue Light Influences Breeding Success

  The horse’s natural reproductive period coincides with the light-filled days of summer.  The desire to breed mares early in the year means that many foals are born at a darker time of year than Nature intended. This has consequences for breedi...

THE POWER OF LIGHT – A Key Ingredient for Training Success

Did you know that environmental light is the most important cue influencing a horse’s mental and physical well-being? Like humans, horses need light for more than just vision. Special cells at the back of the eye respond to blue wavelengths of light....

Equilume Announces Partnership with International Eventing Riders

Kildare, Ireland, 29th June 2020, Equilume, an Irish equine biotech firm offering lighting solutions for the international equine industry, has today announced a partnership with two high profile International Eventing riders, Sam Watson (IRE) and  P...