Are Equine Personality Traits Heritable?

August 02, 2016

Researchers studied personality trends in draft horses, Warmbloods, and draft-Warmblood-crosses to find out.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More


Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More


Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

July 21, 2016

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More


How Behaviorists Help Vets Diagnose Horse Health Problems

July 20, 2016

Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell explains how behaviorists and vets can work together to identify horses' pain and disease.... Read More


How Equine Memory Systems Work

July 14, 2016

Which memory system a horse uses each time he learns a task depends on a variety of factors. Here's what to remember.... Read More


British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More


Behaviorist: Train According to Horses' Ethology, Cognition

July 08, 2016

Consider horses' unique abilities and needs to carry out welfare-friendly, efficient training, one researcher says.... Read More


Understanding Herd Dynamics

July 03, 2016

What are your horses' pasture behaviors telling you and what can you do to help groups live together harmoniously? ... Read More


Study: Stress Impairs Horses' Learning Abilities

June 30, 2016

French researchers found that the degree of that impairment depends on training method and the individual horse.... Read More


Fear in Horses

June 27, 2016

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


How to Introduce Horses

June 23, 2016

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


Choosing the Right Horse for Happy Trails

June 23, 2016

Follow these tips when searching for the best four-legged trail riding partner.... Read More


4th of July When You Have Horses at Home

June 22, 2016

How do you prepare your horses for a night of fireworks? ... Read More


Are Stall Toys Good for Horses?

June 16, 2016

A horse behavior expert weighs in on whether she believes horses benefit from toys.... Read More


Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

June 09, 2016

New research has revealed that horses do, in fact, try to intentionally communicate with us to achieve certain goals.... Read More

Horses graze a Central Kentucky pasture at sunset.


Turnout and Sleep Schedules

June 08, 2016

Could being stalled during the day and turned out at night cause sleep problems for horses?... Read More


How Do I Get My Horse to Respect Me?

May 26, 2016

An equine behaviorist describes how you can earn your horse's respect through consistent training.... Read More


What Can a Horse's Facial Whorl Tell You?

May 26, 2016

A whorl's characteristics could help predict which direction a horse will turn in response to a frightening stimulus.... Read More


Using Food Rewards During Horse Training

May 20, 2016

Does feeding treats help with learning or create cookie monsters? Find out from an equine behavior expert!... Read More


The 'Horse Waterboarding' Incident Deconstructed

May 20, 2016

An equine behaviorist weighs in on "flooding" in horse training and offers a less stressful alternative.... Read More


Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More


Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More


How to Prevent a Horse from Biting at the Mounting Block

May 18, 2016

Find out why a horse might try nipping his rider during mounting and what to do about it.... Read More