Behavior

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Road to the Horse Competition Kicks off March 15

March 13, 2013

Road to the Horse will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Kentucky Horse Park, March 15-17. ... Read More

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A Rider's Effects on Longed Horse Behavior

March 11, 2013

Riders appear to affect horses' mental stress more than their physical stress during exercise. ... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

March 08, 2013

Swedish researchers are developing a research-based assessment for early detection of equine welfare issues.... Read More

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Are Humans Threatening During Foaling?

March 07, 2013

How does the presence of humans affect the mare just prior to giving birth? ... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces Equine Short Course Schedule

March 03, 2013

The upcoming short courses will cover topics including stallion handling and equine behavior.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Drool so Much?

February 26, 2013

Could my horse's drool be because of an allergy or behavioral problem?... Read More

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Study Examines Off-The-Track Thoroughbred Adoption Issues

February 22, 2013

Researchers found that reasons for returning an adopted horse are highly variable and unpredictable.... Read More

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Horses' Inherent Response to Harsh, Soothing Tones Evaluated

February 15, 2013

Horses might not naturally understand the difference between our soft voice tones and our snippy ones.... Read More

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Water Site Marking

February 07, 2013

My mare poops in her automatic waterer when she's stalled. What can we do?... Read More

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Aggressive Aids' Effects on Barrel Racing Horses Studied

February 07, 2013

New research shows that whipping and kicking barrel horses doesn't seem to improve race time.... Read More

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'Limited Resource Test' to Measure Equine Social Hierarchies

January 30, 2013

A significant correlation exists between limited resource test results and field observation test results.... Read More

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Researchers Put Science Behind 'Willingness to Work'

January 22, 2013

Researchers are developing an objective test based on physiological and behavioral criteria in horses.... Read More

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Music Genre's Effect on Horse Behavior Evaluated

January 18, 2013

Horses seemed more at ease when classical or country music was played compared to rock or jazz.... Read More

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Head and Neck Position's Effects on Horse Behavior Studied

January 16, 2013

Researchers identified more behavioral signs of discomfort in horses with heads held behind the vertical.... Read More

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Welfare of Wild Horses during Training Studied

January 13, 2013

While the program proved stressful, physical parameters appeared within normal limits of horses in training.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Cribbers' Sleeping Habits

January 10, 2013

British researchers found horses that crib spend less time in "standing sleep" mode than horses that don't.... Read More

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Researcher: Strive to Recognize Happy Horse Behavior

January 08, 2013

Thanks to British researchers, we're getting a better understand what defines a "happy" equine athlete.... Read More

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Shaping Orphan Behavior

January 01, 2013

What sort of behavior problems would an orphan foal develop?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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UK Researcher Evaluates Uses for Anti-Müllerian Hormone Testing

December 18, 2012

Experts advise ruling out medical issues for animals experiencing behavior problems before taking other steps.... Read More

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Researcher: Work Objectively to Understand Equine Behavior

December 11, 2012

By working objectively, equitation scientists could enter a new dimension of understanding equine behavior.... Read More

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First-Time Traveler

December 06, 2012

How do you keep a spooky horse calm during long-distance transportation? ... Read More

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Gelding Aggression

December 03, 2012

Are there behavior modifications we could try or training methods to deal with our gelding's aggression?... Read More

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Mapping Future of Equestrian Sports with Equitation Science

December 03, 2012

"The road ahead is all about what science can do for the horse," one international rider says.... Read More

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Rider Safety Program Releases Booklet on Pasture Safety

November 23, 2012

Topics covered include herd behavior, bringing horses in and turning them out, and pasture maintenance.... Read More