Behavior

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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

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Study: Horses Could have Greater Trust in Familiar Riders

November 09, 2012

One researcher relayed that study findings indicate horses might have more trust in familiar rider.... Read More

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Using Learning Theory Techniques in Equine Welfare Cases

November 03, 2012

One welfare group uses learning theory techniques to keep feral or neglected horses and their handlers safe.... Read More

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Equine Performance and Psychological Factors Linked

November 01, 2012

Paying attention to horses' psychological factors is key to ensuring success in work and mental well-being.... Read More

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Researchers Study Escape and Avoidance in Horse Training

October 28, 2012

Research on escape and avoidance can help trainers improve techniques to benefit horse welfare.... Read More

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'Learning Theory' to Improve Veterinarian Safety

October 24, 2012

"Learning theory" research could help keep vets safer when working with difficult equine patients.... Read More

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Incessant Licking

October 01, 2012

I have a very athletic 10-year-old, 17-hand Warmblood gelding who is very well-behaved. He doesn't bite, doesn... Read More

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So, You Want to be an Equine Behaviorist

October 01, 2012

I am extremely interested in becoming an equine behaviorist. I want to know more about how to go about pursuin... Read More

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Mouthy Mystery

October 01, 2012

When my friend rides her Thoroughbred gelding in the arena, after doing several side passes over and over agai... Read More

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Remote-Controlled Cars Used to Study Round Pen Training

October 01, 2012

During round pen training researchers got similar results from an inanimate object as from a human.... Read More

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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

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New Software Evaluates Horse, Rider Asymmetry

September 25, 2012

A software program uses video gaming technology to evaluate horse and rider asymmetry.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Study Evaluates Rein Tension and Horses' Rideability

September 10, 2012

The largest factor affecting a horse's rideability score was his rider's maximum and average rein tension.... Read More

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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

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Stall Rest Suggestions

September 01, 2012

I have a horse that is on stall rest while recovering from a fractured humeru... Read More