Behavior

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training. ... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Do Horses React Differently to Male and Female Riders?

August 10, 2014

Horses had similar stress responses when ridden by male and female riders of comparable riding abilities.... Read More

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Does a Horse's Attention Span Help or Hinder his Training?

August 08, 2014

Scientists believe paying too little or too much attention to a trainer can hinder a horse's learning ability.... Read More

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Does My Horse Love Me?

August 07, 2014

Do we know if horses feel love toward humans and each other?... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adds Equine Behavior Expert

July 31, 2014

Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS, will join Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, in fielding readers' horse behavior questions.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Researchers Link Behaviors with Type, Intensity of Emotions

July 28, 2014

Researchers developed a scale to identify the valence (positive or negative) and intensity of equine emotions.... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Feeding Time Aggression Studied

July 24, 2014

Increasing the distance between horses and time spent eating might help reduce feeding time aggression. ... Read More

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Keynote Speakers for 2014 ISES Conference Announced

July 17, 2014

The conference will feature presentations on topics ranging from horse husbandry to high-level performance.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses on the Fourth of July

July 08, 2014

Of the 716 respondents, 203 people (28%) said they bring their horses into a barn before fireworks start.... Read More

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My Filly has No Respect or Fear of Anything. What Can I Do?

July 03, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers advice for managing an orphaned filly who exhibits dangerous behaviors.... Read More

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Stallion Libido

June 26, 2014

My stallion shows little or no signs of libido with my mare. He won't even "talk" to her. What can I do?... Read More

Horses graze a Central Kentucky pasture at sunset.

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Does Night Turnout Disrupt a Horse's Sleep?

June 23, 2014

Find out if being stalled during the day and turned out at night can cause sleep problems for horses.... Read More

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How Can I Stop a Horse from Striking?

June 19, 2014

What can be done to correct a horse that strikes at the ground, stall, water tank, and fence? ... Read More

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Physical vs. Psychological Issues

June 12, 2014

How does a veterinary behaviorist know for sure something is or is not a psychological problem?... Read More

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Calming a Mustang Stud

June 05, 2014

Last fall I adopted a wild mustang stud. Would gelding him help calm his wild attitude? ... Read More

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Opening Windows for Equine Social Interaction

June 02, 2014

Open windows between stalls encouraged positive social behavior and less aggression and boredom.... Read More

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Equine Management Survey Underway

May 30, 2014

The researchers hope to gain an understanding of how horses are cared for and managed in different countries.... Read More

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Why is My Horse So Grumpy?

May 29, 2014

Why does my horse pin her ears all the time, but she doesn't kick or bite and seems to like attention?... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Behave for the Veterinarian?

May 27, 2014

My mare is very difficult to give shots to. Do you have any tips on how to get her to accept shots better? ... Read More

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Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More

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Study: Human Interaction Shapes Horses' Negative Emotions

May 22, 2014

One researcher says horses' negative emotions can be a direct result of how they are trained and managed.... Read More

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Horse Won't Cross Railroad Tracks

May 15, 2014

My horse is great about nearly everything, but he will not cross railroad tracks. What can I do to help him? ... Read More