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Safe and Sensible Stallion Housing

January 15, 2018

Get tips for maximizing your stallion's health, security, and well-being with safe and sensible stabling practices.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Identifying Physical vs. Psychological Issues in Horses

January 11, 2018

How does a veterinary behaviorist know for sure something is or is not a psychological problem?... Read More

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A Positively Playful Young Horse

January 04, 2018

My 5-year-old gelding is very playful. Can I turn his playfulness into an advantage when I train him?... Read More

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Study: Not All Working Equids Suffer Serious Welfare Issues

January 04, 2018

Researchers found that in Chile, the horses belonging to even the poorest individuals often led good and healthy lives.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

Dr. Gemma Pearson demonstrates how to use learning theory to encourage horses to stand quietly for injections.

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Learning Theory Terminology and 'Fair' Horse Handling

December 29, 2017

Dr. Camie Heleski describes learning theory to help horse people and vets more safely and humanely interact with horses.... Read More

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How Paddock Size Impacts Equine Social Interactions

December 29, 2017

Larger paddocks led to fewer social interactions--both positive and negative--among horses, researchers found.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2017

December 27, 2017

Find videos on fear in horses, body condition scoring, hoof adaptability, sweet itch, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

December 26, 2017

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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Body Language in Horse and Human Interactions

December 26, 2017

Understanding body language when working with equids can improve how we interact with and study them.... Read More

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Holiday Gifts Your Horse Will Love

December 21, 2017

Not sure what to get your horse? Consider an enrichment toy or activity!... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading During Emergencies

December 19, 2017

Of the 329 respondents, 257 (78%) said they're confident their horse would load into a strange trailer in an emergency.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

December 07, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

December 02, 2017

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More

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Selling or Giving Away a Horse With Issues

November 30, 2017

Find out what you should tell buyers about the horse's challenges and how to ensure he gets an appropriate home.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

November 30, 2017

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

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Researchers: Sensors Can Help Improve Rider Aids

November 27, 2017

Understanding the biomechanics of cues from a rider's legs, seat, and hands could improve horse welfare, scientists say.... Read More