Behavior

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Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work

June 04, 2013

Ever suspect your horse is naturally lazy? Researchers found that horses prefer not to work at all.... Read More

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Could Aromatherapy Help Calm Stressed Horses?

May 30, 2013

Study results suggest that lavender aromatherapy can reduce horses' heart rates after a stressful experience.... Read More

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2013 ISES Conference Early Bird Registration Extended

May 25, 2013

Early bird registration for the 2013 ISES conference has been extended until May 31. ... Read More

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Study: Pasturing Stallions Together is Possible

May 23, 2013

Long-term study results show that under certain conditions, stallions can successfully be pastured together.... Read More

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Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)

May 22, 2013

A behaviorist describes mare and foal behavior and how to avoid perpetuating undesirable orphan foal behavior.... Read More

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Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Visits

May 09, 2013

What's the best way to handle a horse so he remains calm and well-behaved during vet and farrier visits?... Read More

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Can Horses Recognize People and Voices?

May 09, 2013

Study results suggest horses appear capable of matching voices to faces when it comes to humans they know.... Read More

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Of Dogs and Horses

May 07, 2013

Horse people are usually dog people too. How do you keep both horses and dogs safe on your property?... Read More

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Possibly Protective Broodmare

April 16, 2013

How do I deal with a mare that is so protective she will not let me near her or the foal?... Read More

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Castrated and Confused

April 04, 2013

Is it normal to have a gelding burro, not just mount, but actually try to mate with a jenny? ... Read More

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Prevalence of Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle Evaluated

April 04, 2013

As many as 91% of leisure riding horses exhibit some sort of behavior problem regularly, one researcher says.... Read More

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Stall Walking

March 28, 2013

I just bought a mare only to find out she is a stall walker. Is there a fix for stall walkers?... Read More

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Study: Horses Not Stressed by Inexperienced Riders

March 26, 2013

New research indicates horses' stress levels do not appear to change from one rider to another.... Read More

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Lonely Filly

March 21, 2013

My filly lives in a pasture alone because the older horses try to hurt her. Does this hurt her social skills?... Read More

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2013 Road to the Horse Training Competition Wraps Up

March 21, 2013

Officials crowned Guy McLean (AUS) Road to the Horse Champion for the second consecutive year.... Read More

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Overprotective Mother

March 14, 2013

How can I check on a foal to make sure he's thriving without being in danger with the protective mare?... Read More

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Road to the Horse Competition Kicks off March 15

March 13, 2013

Road to the Horse will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Kentucky Horse Park, March 15-17. ... Read More

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A Rider's Effects on Longed Horse Behavior

March 11, 2013

Riders appear to affect horses' mental stress more than their physical stress during exercise. ... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

March 08, 2013

Swedish researchers are developing a research-based assessment for early detection of equine welfare issues.... Read More

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Are Humans Threatening During Foaling?

March 07, 2013

How does the presence of humans affect the mare just prior to giving birth? ... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces Equine Short Course Schedule

March 03, 2013

The upcoming short courses will cover topics including stallion handling and equine behavior.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Drool so Much?

February 26, 2013

Could my horse's drool be because of an allergy or behavioral problem?... Read More

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Study Examines Off-The-Track Thoroughbred Adoption Issues

February 22, 2013

Researchers found that reasons for returning an adopted horse are highly variable and unpredictable.... Read More

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Horses' Inherent Response to Harsh, Soothing Tones Evaluated

February 15, 2013

Horses might not naturally understand the difference between our soft voice tones and our snippy ones.... Read More