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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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German Hackamores: Over My Head

April 05, 2013

Some horses I've ridden tolerate these bitless bridles better than others--what gives?... Read More

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Veterinarian Presence at Road to the Horse

March 13, 2013

Dr. Glenn Blodgett describes how many vets are at the 2013 Road to the Horse training competition.... Read More

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Vet Reflects on Road to the Horse Herd

March 13, 2013

Dr. Glenn Blodgett of 6666 Ranch talks about watching his horses in the 2013 Road to the Horse.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Using Learning Theory Techniques in Equine Welfare Cases

November 03, 2012

One welfare group uses learning theory techniques to keep feral or neglected horses and their handlers safe.... Read More

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Equine Performance and Psychological Factors Linked

November 01, 2012

Paying attention to horses' psychological factors is key to ensuring success in work and mental well-being.... Read More

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Researchers Study Escape and Avoidance in Horse Training

October 28, 2012

Research on escape and avoidance can help trainers improve techniques to benefit horse welfare.... Read More

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'Learning Theory' to Improve Veterinarian Safety

October 24, 2012

"Learning theory" research could help keep vets safer when working with difficult equine patients.... Read More

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Remote-Controlled Cars Used to Study Round Pen Training

October 01, 2012

During round pen training researchers got similar results from an inanimate object as from a human.... Read More

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Study: Some Domestic Horses Possibly Too Reliant on Humans

September 26, 2012

Research suggests a strong human attachment could lead to impairment of a horse's problem-solving abilities.... Read More

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Encourage Horses to Pass Scary Objects, Scientists Recommend

September 20, 2012

Encouraging a horse to approach a scary object led to less stress when faced with the same situation later on.... Read More

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Study: Trainers Consistently Evaluate Ridden Horse Behavior

September 17, 2012

Trainers were more consistent in scoring ridden horse behaviors than were equitation scientists in one study.... Read More

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Study: Horse Owners Best Predictors of Equine Motivation

September 12, 2012

Researchers believe the best predictor of a horse's motivation is someone who knows the animal well.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Horses as Model of Human Depression

September 03, 2012

Researchers found that depressed horses behave in a similar manner to depressed humans.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Settle In

August 22, 2012

Tips on how to prepare to move your horse to a new stable and how to keep him safe and calm.... Read More

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Cavalia: How to Build a Great Relationship with Your Horse

August 06, 2012

Learn how to improve your relationship with your horse from Benjamin Aillaud, equestrian director of Cavalia.... Read More

Merkies evaluated horses' reactions to both nervous and calm people by turning the animals loose in a round pen with a blindfolded individual for five minutes. Horses are calmer around nervous people, she found.

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Study: Horses More Relaxed Around Nervous Humans

July 24, 2012

One study found that horses had lower heart rates around nervous humans as compared to calm people.... Read More

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McDonnell Speaks at Australian Equine Vet Conference

July 15, 2012

McDonnell spoke on how to interpret behavioral changes in horses, and which ones could have physical causes.... Read More

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Horse-Related Injuries Among Humans Evaluated

July 14, 2012

A recent study revealed a "disproportionately high accident rate" in humans working with and around horses.... Read More

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Soothing Painful Equine Patients

July 01, 2012

What would you recommend for a horse with burns so severe the skin is sloughi... Read More

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Effect of Stressful Situations on Horses' Working Memory

June 14, 2012

Stress negatively affects horses' working memory, used in training for associating commands with actions.... Read More

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Study Identifies Causes for Misbehavior in Pony Club Mounts

May 27, 2012

Researchers recently identified risk factors for bad behavior in a population of Pony Club horses.... Read More

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Training for Tight Spaces

April 01, 2012

Behavior question about getting horses used to standing in tight spaces. ... Read More

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The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know

March 24, 2012

Horse owners benefit from an understanding what goes on in a horse's brain, according to one veterinarian.... Read More