Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More


Getting Equitation Science Research Into the Real World

November 14, 2014

As knowledge in this field advances, researchers hope to share findings with horse owners via veterinarians.... Read More


What Can I Do About My Horses Rushing the Gate?

November 13, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian offers tips on handling horses that crowd and rush the gate at mealtime.... Read More


Do Horses Prefer Patting or Scratching?

November 12, 2014

Recent study results lead researchers to believe a scratch wins over a pat as a more effective reward.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Equine Stress Levels at Competitions

November 09, 2014

Cortisol levels were higher during a competition than at home, and they continued rising throughout the event.... Read More


What's the Difference between a Vice and a Stereotypy?

November 07, 2014

Dr. Nancy Diehl considers the use of "vice" and "stereotypies" when referring to horse behavior.... Read More


Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More


Foals Follow Dams' Leads When Dealing With Scary Objects

November 01, 2014

Researchers found that foals that watched their dams calmly handle scary objects ended up being less fearful themselves.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Shake His Head?

October 30, 2014

What causes horses to shake their heads, and how can this issue be resolved?... Read More


Do Horses Need Man-Made Shelters?

October 23, 2014

When given the option, horses often use behavioral thermoregulation to protect themselves from inclement weather.... Read More


How to Introduce Horses

October 17, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian shares recommendations for introducing horses that will live together.... Read More


Do Professionals Judge Horse Behavior Like Scientists?

October 16, 2014

Researchers found that equestrian professionals appear to disagree with scientists on horses' head and neck positions.... Read More


Study: Cortisol and Noncribbing Cribbers

October 14, 2014

When cribbers did not crib, their salivary cortisol levels were up to 38% higher than those of noncribbers.... Read More


Strengths and Limitations of Equine Stress Measurements

October 11, 2014

Measuring equine stress isn't as easy as it might sound, one researcher said. Here's a review of the current techniques.... Read More


Teaching a Horse to Have a Blanket Put Over His Head

October 09, 2014

How can I teach my horse to let me put her blanket on over her head so I don't have to unbuckle it each time?... Read More


When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More


Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More


Fear in Horses

September 29, 2014

Learn about what horses experience when they feel afraid and how to manage their fear reactions.... Read More


Five Equitation Science Resources on

September 25, 2014

Equitation science is a field of study that looks at equine behavior and welfare, and how horses and humans interact.... Read More


Is It Okay for My Horse to Live by Himself?

September 25, 2014

Vet and equine behavior expert Dr. Nancy Diehl shares the reasons horses live best in groups. ... Read More


An Introduction to Equitation Science

September 22, 2014

Join acclaimed equitation scientists to find out how this field of study can improve you and your horse's relationship.... Read More


Situational Queen Bee

September 22, 2014

Find out why a mare might be guarding her caretakers during feeding.... Read More


What Should I Do if My Horse Panics at the Electric Fence?

September 18, 2014

A veterinarian and horse behavior expert addresses a senior horse's bad experience with an electric fence.... Read More


Positively Playful

September 16, 2014

My 5-year-old gelding is very playful. Can I turn his playfulness into an advantage when I train him?... Read More


Why Does a Horse Buck?

September 11, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explores the reasons why a horse might buck.... Read More