Behavior

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How Vets can Treat 'Untouchable' Horses

February 27, 2014

Treating "untouchable" horses, such as some rodeo stock, is a rare but real challenge for veterinarians.... Read More

Article

Is There a Genetic Basis for Horses' Personalities?

February 23, 2014

Study results suggest there's biologic evidence that a horse's personality is based on his genes.... Read More

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Study: Horses' Facial Expressions Reflect Taste Preferences

February 19, 2014

Recent research results suggest horses react differently to sweet tastes compared to bitter ones.... Read More

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What is Equitation Science?

February 14, 2014

Dr. Carissa Wickens talks about the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES).... Read More

Article

Fear of Cows

February 13, 2014

My horse is terrified of cows. Is there anything I can do to help him?... Read More

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Unpredictable Fear

February 06, 2014

Can you explain what "sacking out" is and if you think it would work for a mare with unpredictable fear?... Read More

Article

The Messy Mare

February 03, 2014

Why does my mare return to her stall to urinate and defecate when she has a large run and could do so outside?... Read More

Article

Horses That Are Bonded

January 30, 2014

I've read that uneven numbers aren't good due to pair bonding. Is this true? ... Read More

Article

Trailer Troubles

January 27, 2014

Do you have any recommendations for how we can help a horse overcome a trailer loading problem?... Read More

Article

What's In a Yawn?

January 23, 2014

Is yawning an indicator of stress in horses? ... Read More

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How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

January 23, 2014

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective.... Read More

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Penn Vet to Offer Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

January 17, 2014

Short course topics include, stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.... Read More

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Trailer Loading Lessons

January 16, 2014

What techniques I should use during a trailer loading lesson with a naive filly?... Read More

Horses respond distinctly to different caretakers and appear to anticipate people's moves.

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Recognizing Humans

January 13, 2014

Is it common for horses to respond differently to different people in the same situation?... Read More

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Can Horses Think Through Problems?

January 09, 2014

Do horses have the capability to think through a problem, like unlatching a gate?... Read More

Article

The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

December 25, 2013

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea.... Read More

Article

Possible Reasons Why Horses Eat Dirt

December 23, 2013

My horses eat dirt, even with mineral and salt blocks available to them. Why do they do this?... Read More

Article

Separation Anxiety In Horses

December 22, 2013

Learn what predisposes certain horses to separation anxiety and what we can do to prevent it.... Read More

Article

Biting and Snapping Pony

December 12, 2013

How should I handle a pony that tries to attack people when they enter his stall?... Read More

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Buck Brannaman's Place of Calm

December 11, 2013

Highlights from Buck Brannaman's standing-room-only keynote lecture at the 2013 AAEP Convention.... Read More

Audio

Why Does My Horse Do That?

December 05, 2013

A leading researcher answers questions about your horse's behavior.... Read More

Article

Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More