Behavior

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Water Site Marking

February 07, 2013

My mare poops in her automatic waterer when she's stalled. What can we do?... Read More

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Aggressive Aids' Effects on Barrel Racing Horses Studied

February 07, 2013

New research shows that whipping and kicking barrel horses doesn't seem to improve race time.... Read More

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'Limited Resource Test' to Measure Equine Social Hierarchies

January 30, 2013

A significant correlation exists between limited resource test results and field observation test results.... Read More

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Researchers Put Science Behind 'Willingness to Work'

January 22, 2013

Researchers are developing an objective test based on physiological and behavioral criteria in horses.... Read More

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Music Genre's Effect on Horse Behavior Evaluated

January 18, 2013

Horses seemed more at ease when classical or country music was played compared to rock or jazz.... Read More

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Head and Neck Position's Effects on Horse Behavior Studied

January 16, 2013

Researchers identified more behavioral signs of discomfort in horses with heads held behind the vertical.... Read More

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Welfare of Wild Horses during Training Studied

January 13, 2013

While the program proved stressful, physical parameters appeared within normal limits of horses in training.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Cribbers' Sleeping Habits

January 10, 2013

British researchers found horses that crib spend less time in "standing sleep" mode than horses that don't.... Read More

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Researcher: Strive to Recognize Happy Horse Behavior

January 08, 2013

Thanks to British researchers, we're getting a better understand what defines a "happy" equine athlete.... Read More

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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