Behavior

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Researchers Study Abnormal Behavior Prevalence in Racehorses

July 30, 2013

Researchers found that 11.03% of the racehorses evaluated performed some stereotypy or abnormal behavior.... Read More

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Study: Tone, Pitch Human Voice Could Affect Horses

July 28, 2013

Researchers studied whether speaking in a soothing tone has a beneficial impact on the horse.... Read More

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Top Tweets from Day 2 of the 2013 ISES Conference

July 20, 2013

View some of the top tweets from the second day of the International Society for Equitation Science conference... Read More

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Behavior Knowledge Deficits May Fuel Horse-Related Accidents

July 19, 2013

Greater knowledge about horse body language could mean fewer horse-related accidents in Danish riding schools.... Read More

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Top Tweets from Day 1 of the 2013 ISES Conference

July 19, 2013

View some of the top tweets from Day 1 of the International Society for Equitation Science conference.... Read More

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ISES Conference Kicks off July 18

July 16, 2013

This year's conference theme is "Embracing Science to Enhance Equine Welfare and Horse-Human Interactions."... Read More

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(Re)teaching an Old Dog an Old Trick

July 09, 2013

Has your senior horse ever forgotten how to do something you're pretty sure he once knew?... Read More

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Unusual Eating Behaviors in Horses Explained

July 04, 2013

We don't expect our horses to eat things like dirt or manure, but sometimes they do.... Read More

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Rehabbing the Bolter

July 03, 2013

Will forming a bond with my horse help keep him from bolting when riding in the arena and around the paddocks?... Read More

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Not So Frightening Fireworks

June 26, 2013

Our senior horses never appear any worse for wear when the skies light up with color.... Read More

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Study: Food Rewards Can Improve Horse Training

June 25, 2013

Researchers believe positive reinforcement with food rewards helps horses in training learn better.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Advanced Equine Behavior Course

June 23, 2013

The course is designed to increase knowledge through evidence-based research as it relates to horse behavior.... Read More

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Study: Post-Training Stress Detrimental to Equine Learning

June 20, 2013

To help horses retain what they learns during training, aim to keep them as stress-free as possible.... Read More

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Spinning and Twirling Behavior

June 19, 2013

Could a horse who loves spinning things be autistic?... Read More

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Researchers Develop Subjective Equine Personality Test

June 13, 2013

Researchers developed a new subjective personality test designed to help us better understand horse behavior.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

June 12, 2013

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

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Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

June 10, 2013

Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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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