Behavior

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How to Introduce Horses

October 17, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian shares recommendations for introducing horses that will live together.... Read More

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Study: Horses can Communicate Blanketing Preferences

October 17, 2014

Researchers taught horses to request a blanket be put on, a rug be taken off, or no change using different symbols.... Read More

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Do Professionals Judge Horse Behavior Like Scientists?

October 16, 2014

Researchers found that equestrian professionals appear to disagree with scientists on horses' head and neck positions.... Read More

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Study: Cortisol and Noncribbing Cribbers

October 13, 2014

When cribbers did not crib, their salivary cortisol levels were up to 38% higher than those of noncribbers.... Read More

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Strengths and Limitations of Equine Stress Measurements

October 11, 2014

Measuring equine stress isn't as easy as it might sound, one researcher said. Here's a review of the current techniques.... Read More

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Teaching a Horse to Have a Blanket Put Over His Head

October 09, 2014

How can I teach my horse to let me put her blanket on over her head so I don’t have to unbuckle it each time?... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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Fear in Horses

September 29, 2014

Learn about what horses experience when they feel afraid and how to manage their fear reactions.... Read More

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Five Equitation Science Resources on TheHorse.com

September 25, 2014

Equitation science is a field of study that looks at equine behavior and welfare, and how horses and humans interact.... Read More

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Is It Okay for My Horse to Live by Himself?

September 25, 2014

Vet and equine behavior expert Dr. Nancy Diehl shares the reasons horses live best in groups. ... Read More

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An Introduction to Equitation Science

September 22, 2014

Join acclaimed equitation scientists to find out how this field of study can improve you and your horse's relationship.... Read More

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Situational Queen Bee

September 22, 2014

Find out why a mare might be guarding her caretakers during feeding.... Read More

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What Should I Do if My Horse Panics at the Electric Fence?

September 18, 2014

A veterinarian and horse behavior expert addresses a senior horse's bad experience with an electric fence.... Read More

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Positively Playful

September 16, 2014

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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Why Does a Horse Buck?

September 11, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explores the reasons why a horse might buck.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Stressed?

September 04, 2014

Our expert shares her thoughts on what causes stress for horses and how they respond to stressful situations.... Read More

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Interactive WEG Booth Offers a Look into the Horse's World

September 04, 2014

A French equine behavior researcher aims to educate people about horses and how they experience their surroundings.... Read More

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Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklets on Safe Equine Travel

August 25, 2014

"Trailering Your Horse Safely" and "Travel to a New Environment" cover topics from choosing a trailer to horse behavior.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training. ... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

Article

Do Horses React Differently to Male and Female Riders?

August 10, 2014

Horses had similar stress responses when ridden by male and female riders of comparable riding abilities.... Read More

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Does a Horse's Attention Span Help or Hinder his Training?

August 08, 2014

Scientists believe paying too little or too much attention to a trainer can hinder a horse's learning ability.... Read More