Behavior

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Rolex Kentucky: Horses and Shadows on Cross-Country

April 25, 2014

At the Rolex Ride the Course press event, Lynn Symansky shares how she handles shadows during cross-country. ... Read More

Article

Bonding with a Trail Buddy

April 17, 2014

How quickly can horses bond, and what can be done to help reduce their anxiety when they're separated?... Read More

Article

How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers tips on how to change your horse's behavior.... Read More

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Teach a Horse to Accept Tarps

April 10, 2014

Teaching a horse to accept tarps can help desensitize those that are spooky and help give them confidence.... Read More

Article

Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching

April 10, 2014

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are most likely to exhibit social learning, researchers say.... Read More

Blog

Your Senior Horse's Past Life

April 08, 2014

What did your senior horses do in their past lives? ... Read More

Article

Managing Mouthiness

April 03, 2014

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More

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Conn. Court Decides on Horses' Propensity to Cause Harm

March 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court skirted the issue of whether horses are by nature a vicious species in its ruling.... Read More

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Determining Personality

March 27, 2014

How can a horse purchaser check out elements of a horse's character at the purchase exam?... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

Article

Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

Article

Rushing a Mare During Breeding

March 20, 2014

What might be causing a stallion to mount a particular mare early, and what can be done about it?... Read More

Article

Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

Blog

Spooky Seniors

March 18, 2014

What's the strangest thing your aging equid has spooked at?... Read More

Article

Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

Article

Buck Brannaman on Horse Herd Behavior and Yielding Softly

March 14, 2014

Brannaman said owners need to train their horses to yield softly to their humans--including veterinarians.... Read More

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Horses Afraid of Other Species

March 06, 2014

We were told that it's dangerous to have pigs with horses. Have you ever heard of this?... Read More

Blog

What Does a 2- or 3-Year-Old Horse Need to Know?

March 04, 2014

When working with young horses, what types of lessons should be included?... Read More

Article

Abnormal Regurgitation

March 03, 2014

What might cause my mare to regurgitate her grain? ... Read More

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Pain Behavior in Horses

February 28, 2014

Dr. Sue McDonnell explains how to tell when your horse is in pain based on his behavior. ... Read More

Article

Rude for Food

February 27, 2014

How do I change a colt's rude behavior at feeding time without scaring him?... Read More

Article

How Vets can Treat 'Untouchable' Horses

February 27, 2014

Treating "untouchable" horses, such as some rodeo stock, is a rare but real challenge for veterinarians.... Read More

Article

Is There a Genetic Basis for Horses' Personalities?

February 23, 2014

Study results suggest there's biologic evidence that a horse's personality is based on his genes.... Read More