Recent News for Behavior & Handling

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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Managing Mouthiness

April 03, 2014

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More

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Conn. Court Decides on Horses' Propensity to Cause Harm

March 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court skirted the issue of whether horses are by nature a vicious species in its ruling.... Read More

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Determining Personality

March 27, 2014

How can a horse purchaser check out elements of a horse's character at the purchase exam?... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

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Rushing a Mare During Breeding

March 20, 2014

What might be causing a stallion to mount a particular mare early, and what can be done about it?... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Buck Brannaman on Horse Herd Behavior and Yielding Softly

March 14, 2014

Brannaman said owners need to train their horses to yield softly to their humans--including veterinarians.... Read More

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Feeding Time Pawing

March 13, 2014

Do you have any suggestions for stopping a horse from pawing while he is eating his grain?... Read More

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Horses Afraid of Other Species

March 06, 2014

We were told that it's dangerous to have pigs with horses. Have you ever heard of this?... Read More

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Abnormal Regurgitation

March 03, 2014

What might cause my mare to regurgitate her grain? ... Read More

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Rude for Food

February 27, 2014

How do I change a colt's rude behavior at feeding time without scaring him?... Read More

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How Vets can Treat 'Untouchable' Horses

February 27, 2014

Treating "untouchable" horses, such as some rodeo stock, is a rare but real challenge for veterinarians.... Read More

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Is There a Genetic Basis for Horses' Personalities?

February 23, 2014

Study results suggest there's biologic evidence that a horse's personality is based on his genes.... Read More

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Sudden-Onset Cribbing and Headshaking

February 20, 2014

My pony started tossing his head and cribbing at about the same time. What could cause this problem? ... Read More

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Study: Horses' Facial Expressions Reflect Taste Preferences

February 19, 2014

Recent research results suggest horses react differently to sweet tastes compared to bitter ones.... Read More

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Fear of Cows

February 13, 2014

My horse is terrified of cows. Is there anything I can do to help him?... Read More

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Unpredictable Fear

February 06, 2014

Can you explain what "sacking out" is and if you think it would work for a mare with unpredictable fear?... Read More

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The Messy Mare

February 03, 2014

Why does my mare return to her stall to urinate and defecate when she has a large run and could do so outside?... Read More

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Horses That Are Bonded

January 30, 2014

I've read that uneven numbers aren't good due to pair bonding. Is this true? ... Read More

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Trailer Troubles

January 27, 2014

Do you have any recommendations for how we can help a horse overcome a trailer loading problem?... Read More

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What's In a Yawn?

January 23, 2014

Is yawning an indicator of stress in horses? ... Read More

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How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

January 23, 2014

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective.... Read More