Behavior

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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

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Water Site Marking

February 07, 2013

My mare poops in her automatic waterer when she's stalled. What can we do?... Read More

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Aggressive Aids' Effects on Barrel Racing Horses Studied

February 07, 2013

New research shows that whipping and kicking barrel horses doesn't seem to improve race time.... Read More

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'Limited Resource Test' to Measure Equine Social Hierarchies

January 30, 2013

A significant correlation exists between limited resource test results and field observation test results.... Read More

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Researchers Put Science Behind 'Willingness to Work'

January 22, 2013

Researchers are developing an objective test based on physiological and behavioral criteria in horses.... Read More

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Music Genre's Effect on Horse Behavior Evaluated

January 18, 2013

Horses seemed more at ease when classical or country music was played compared to rock or jazz.... Read More

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Head and Neck Position's Effects on Horse Behavior Studied

January 16, 2013

Researchers identified more behavioral signs of discomfort in horses with heads held behind the vertical.... Read More

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Welfare of Wild Horses during Training Studied

January 13, 2013

While the program proved stressful, physical parameters appeared within normal limits of horses in training.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Cribbers' Sleeping Habits

January 10, 2013

British researchers found horses that crib spend less time in "standing sleep" mode than horses that don't.... Read More

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Researcher: Strive to Recognize Happy Horse Behavior

January 08, 2013

Thanks to British researchers, we're getting a better understand what defines a "happy" equine athlete.... Read More