Handling and Restraint

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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

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Rollkur: Facts, Fiction, and Horse Health Implications

March 07, 2012

New research suggests rollkur is probably no more harmful than the "standard" dressage head position.... Read More

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Ambulatory (Mobile Veterinary) Horse Care (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

Dr. Harry Werner discusses ambulatory, or mobile, veterinary care of horses at the 2011 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Imprinting: The Great Debate

February 01, 2012

When it comes to equine education (training), horse owners face as many conflicting viewpoints as new parents.... Read More

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Hand-Feeding Treats

February 01, 2012

Hand-feeding treats creates the nuisance of horses and ponies constantly nudging and nipping at people.... Read More

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Sweeney Receives 2011 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award

December 22, 2011

Molly Sweeney has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Welfare Online Course

December 21, 2011

Equine Guelph is pleased to announce the first offering of the Equine Welfare online course.... Read More

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Horse Handling Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 19, 2011

Understanding how the horse sees the world is key to developing a practical handling approach.... Read More

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Noseband Tightness' Effect on Performance Horse Behavior

December 13, 2011

The amount of tension needed on the reins to maintain contact with the bit varies with noseband tightness.... Read More

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Effect of Bit Type on Performance Horses Evaluated

December 08, 2011

Regardless of the bit used, each horse's performance remained constant in the two dressage tests.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Monitoring System Under Evaluation

December 06, 2011

The system includes animal-based measurements developed from criteria described in scientific literature.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Pheromone Gel's Calming Effects on Horses

December 04, 2011

Horses treated with pheromones were less stressed during cognitive sessions after travel than untreated ones.... Read More

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Investigative Behavior's Influence on Horse Jumping

November 29, 2011

Investigative behavior applied to training can help jumping horses gain confidence when faced with new jumps.... Read More

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Heart Rate's Effect on Equine Performance

November 27, 2011

A research team found that in young horses, as heart rate increased performance quality decreased.... Read More

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Can Horses 'Watch and Learn'?

November 25, 2011

One experiment showed a trend suggesting it was possible, but another refuted that evidence.... Read More