Handling and Restraint


Study: Some Domestic Horses Possibly Too Reliant on Humans

September 26, 2012

Research suggests a strong human attachment could lead to impairment of a horse's problem-solving abilities.... Read More


Encourage Horses to Pass Scary Objects, Scientists Recommend

September 20, 2012

Encouraging a horse to approach a scary object led to less stress when faced with the same situation later on.... Read More


Study: Trainers Consistently Evaluate Ridden Horse Behavior

September 17, 2012

Trainers were more consistent in scoring ridden horse behaviors than were equitation scientists in one study.... Read More


Study: Horse Owners Best Predictors of Equine Motivation

September 12, 2012

Researchers believe the best predictor of a horse's motivation is someone who knows the animal well.... Read More


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Soothing Painful Equine Patients

July 01, 2012

What would you recommend for a horse with burns so severe the skin is sloughi... Read More


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


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


Training for Tight Spaces

April 01, 2012

Behavior question about getting horses used to standing in tight spaces. ... Read More


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


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


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


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


Hand-Feeding Treats

February 01, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


Equine Welfare Monitoring System Under Evaluation

December 06, 2011

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