Handling and Restraint

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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

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Treeless vs. Conventional Saddles: Back Pressure Evaluated

November 23, 2011

Conventional saddles were much more effective in distributing pressure evenly over the horse's back.... Read More

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Rider and Handler Effect on Horse Behavior

November 19, 2011

Riders and handlers might have a considerable affect on a horse's behavior, especially in fearful situations.... Read More

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Conventional vs. Natural Training: Which is Less Stressful?

November 14, 2011

Natural training methods produced fewer signs of stress in young horses at three important stages of training.... Read More

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Behavioral Differences Between Colts and Fillies Examined

November 10, 2011

Researchers found a definite trend towards fundamental gender differences in equine behavior.... Read More

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Longeing in Neck Hyperflexion Might Not Cause Horses Stress

November 06, 2011

No significant differences in stress between horses working in hyperflexion and those that did not were noted.... Read More

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Researcher: Prime Equine Performance Linked to Good Welfare

November 01, 2011

Horses need good health care, and to be treated fairly and as individuals to perform at their best.... Read More

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Microchipping vs. Branding Horses: Which is Less Stressful?

October 25, 2011

There was no significant difference in stress levels between horses that were branded or microchipped.... Read More

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A Studly Gelding

October 01, 2011

This year he started displaying stallionlike behavior when the mares he's... Read More

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Researchers Examine One-Sided Imprint Training

September 26, 2011

Research indicates that one-sided imprint training is not might not be as beneficial as once thought.... Read More

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Horse Adoption/Rescue

September 21, 2011

How can you find the right horse to rescue or adopt? Our experts offer advice about rehomed horses.... Read More

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Horse Adoption: The Transition Period

September 01, 2011

After completing the adoption process and bringing your new charge home, help him adjust to his new surroundin... Read More

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Imprint Training and Future Performance

August 25, 2011

Dr. Sue McDonnell answers a reader's quesion about foal imprint training.... Read More