Behavior

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

December 25, 2013

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea.... Read More

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Possible Reasons Why Horses Eat Dirt

December 23, 2013

My horses eat dirt, even with mineral and salt blocks available to them. Why do they do this?... Read More

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Separation Anxiety In Horses

December 22, 2013

Learn what predisposes certain horses to separation anxiety and what we can do to prevent it.... Read More

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Biting and Snapping Pony

December 12, 2013

How should I handle a pony that tries to attack people when they enter his stall?... Read More

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Buck Brannaman's Place of Calm

December 11, 2013

Highlights from Buck Brannaman's standing-room-only keynote lecture at the 2013 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Do That?

December 05, 2013

A leading researcher answers questions about your horse's behavior.... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... Read More

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Rolling in Dirt

November 21, 2013

Almost every time we let our horses out of the stalls after feeding them, they roll. Why? ... Read More

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Study: Some Horses, Riders Have 'Co-Being' Relationship

November 21, 2013

Researchers believe riders and horses can enter into a unique state of interspecies "co-being" with one other.... Read More

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Can't Catch My Horse

November 14, 2013

Learn how to deal with a horse or pony that doesn't like to be caught in the pasture.... Read More

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Sertich to Review Mare Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

November 13, 2013

Dr. Patricia Sertich will review mare anatomy, physiology, and abnormalities known to cause behavior changes.... Read More

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A True Gelding?

November 07, 2013

Many true geldings retain stallion-like behaviors.... Read More

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Incompatible Horses: Bickering Minis

October 31, 2013

Do your have any recommendations on how to handle two incompatible Miniature Horses? ... Read More

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Fun with Fall Friskies

October 25, 2013

Dorado gets a little wild when fall arrives. How do your senior horses react to the falling temperatures?... Read More

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McDonnell to Discuss Horse Behavior during Free Lecture

October 17, 2013

Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, will lecture on important health-related natural horse behavior observations.... Read More

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Horses' Long-Term Memory Put to the Test

October 17, 2013

Researchers confirmed that horses retain what they learned a long time ago--for better or for worse. ... Read More

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Understanding Horse Behavior Might Prevent Human Injury

October 10, 2013

With improved understanding of equine behavior, riders can avoid potentially harmful horse situations.... Read More

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How Horses' Ear Direction Affects Jumping Success

October 07, 2013

Can a horse's ears predict a his responsiveness to a task such as jumping? Researchers found out.... Read More

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The Horses Aren't All Right (Or Maybe It's the Humans)

September 27, 2013

In what outwardly appears to be unrelated incidents, two horses rebel against the rules of society. ... Read More

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Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

September 27, 2013

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. ... Read More

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Is Clipping Still Stressful for Well-Behaved Horses?

September 23, 2013

Study results suggest that even if horses don't seem to mind clipping, they might still find it stressful.... Read More