Penn Vet Offers Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

February 17, 2015

The short courses will focus on reproduction and behavior, including stallion handling and horse behavior modification.... Read More


Punishment and Horses

February 12, 2015

Does punishing horses work to deter them from certain behaviors, and when is punishment appropriate for a horse?... Read More


Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More


Why Do Horses Weave?

February 05, 2015

Find out why a horse might start weaving and what, if anything, you can do about this stereotypy. ... Read More


Why Does a Horse Rest a Hind Leg?

January 29, 2015

A vet and horse behavior expert shares how to distinguish between normal hind-leg resting behavior and lameness.... Read More


Pulling Ponies Won't Quit Grass Grabbing In-Hand

January 22, 2015

Learn how to keep ponies, Miniature Horses, and full-sized horses from pulling and grazing when you lead them.... Read More


What Does 'Sacking Out' a Horse Mean?

January 15, 2015

Learn how to get your horse to accept new and scary objects or sounds.... Read More


Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

January 08, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses a question about two geldings with very different poop patterns. ... Read More


Dealing With Enthusiastic Learners

January 05, 2015

Learn how to modify an overzealous carrot stretcher's behavior.... Read More


UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More


Sunspot Spooking

January 01, 2015

Find out why horses spook at sunspots on the ground and what you can do to correct this behavior.... Read More


A Love-Hate Relationship

December 30, 2014

Learn why a horse gets bullied by her herdmate.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Whinny?

December 25, 2014

Learn about equine vocalization and how horses might or might not use whinnies to communicate. ... Read More


Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24, 2014

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations.... Read More


'Some Horses Just Don't Know They're Old...'

December 23, 2014

How do you balance your old horse's work load with his physical limitations?... Read More


Why Do Horses Nicker?

December 18, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl explains what we know--and don't know--about a horse's nicker.... Read More


Help! My Horse Keeps Tossing His Head at Mealtime!

December 11, 2014

A veterinarian and equine behavior expert addresses a possible learned head tossing behavior at feeding time.... Read More


Why Do Young Horses Champ Their Mouths?

December 04, 2014

Discover the possible reasons a foal or young horse might "gum" at an adult horse.... Read More


Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers' suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More


Standardizing Equitation Science Research

December 01, 2014

One researcher says it's important to reach a consensus on how to conduct equitation science research.... Read More


Do Equine Genetics Influence Behavior?

November 27, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explains the role that genetics play in a horse's behavior.... Read More


Do Horses Learn by Watching Each Other?

November 26, 2014

Sometimes it seems like horses pick up behaviors from each other. But it might be for reasons different than you think.... Read More


Reversing Fear-Based Behavior

November 24, 2014

An owner inquires about how to address and reverse her horse's fear-based behavior.... Read More


Elastic Rein Inserts' Impact on Communication and Training

November 23, 2014

Researchers say elastic rein inserts could interfere with effective communication and training.... Read More


Contempt for Cats

November 18, 2014

How do you correct a misbehaving horse that hates cats?... Read More