Behavior

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Safely Remove Your Horse From a Herd

June 28, 2012

Becky Rodrigues provides tips on how to safely remove your horse from a herd setting. ... 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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Stall Kicking Solutions

June 01, 2012

Dr. Sue McDonnell helps a reader whose horse has developed a stall kicking problem.... Read More

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Researchers Review Dopamine-Equine Stereotypy Relationship

May 31, 2012

A dopamine modulation dysfunction could be a risk factor for equine stereotypic behavior development.... 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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Heated Debate Over Potential Hot Branding Ban in Germany

May 25, 2012

If the proposal passes German horse breeders will no longer be allowed to brand their horses with a hot iron.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Introduces Equine Welfare Certificate Program

April 20, 2012

Content will include housing, management practices, and procedures that can affect the well being of 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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Stallionlike Communication

April 01, 2012

My husband and I trail ride frequently, and we both ride geldings. When my horse defecates his horse will walk... Read More

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Is Cribbing A Disease?

April 01, 2012

I have a horse that is a cribber. To make both our lives easier, I've deci... Read More

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Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

March 31, 2012

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses.... 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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International Conference Brings Science to Saddles

March 09, 2012

Attendees reviewed research and targeted areas for future research on horse, rider, and saddle interactions.... 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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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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Tongue Games

February 01, 2012

My horse sticks out his tongue when he plays with his buddies. Why does he do it?... Read More

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Appropriate Breeding Age

January 01, 2012

What is the correct age to breed a mare for the first time? I have strongly c... Read More

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Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare

December 31, 2011

Most welfare problems--which arise if "freedoms" are denied--are directly due to human behavior problems.... 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