Recent News for Behavior & Handling

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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

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Controlling Cribbing in Horses

December 19, 2013

How can I work with a cribber so he can stop wearing his cribbing collar?... Read More

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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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Researchers Go In Search of the Perfect Passage

December 07, 2013

Are top dressage horses routinely performing the "perfect passage" as defined by the FEI?... Read More

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Trailer Unloading Problems

December 05, 2013

Why does my horse bolt out of the back of the trailer as soon as we start to open the back gate?... Read More

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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

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Rolling in Dirt

November 21, 2013

Almost every time we let our horses out of the stalls after feeding them, they roll. Why? ... Read More

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Study: Some Horses, Riders Have 'Co-Being' Relationship

November 21, 2013

Researchers believe riders and horses can enter into a unique state of interspecies "co-being" with one other.... Read More

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Can't Catch My Horse

November 14, 2013

Learn how to deal with a horse or pony that doesn't like to be caught in the pasture.... Read More

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Sertich to Review Mare Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

November 13, 2013

Dr. Patricia Sertich will review mare anatomy, physiology, and abnormalities known to cause behavior changes.... Read More

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A True Gelding?

November 07, 2013

Many true geldings retain stallion-like behaviors.... Read More

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Incompatible Horses: Bickering Minis

October 31, 2013

Do your have any recommendations on how to handle two incompatible Miniature Horses? ... Read More

Master’s student Johanna Ternstrom holds a smart textile monitor designed for equine-related research.

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Smart Textiles: Future Use in Equine Research

October 26, 2013

Researchers are investigating the use of smart textiles and technology in equine science.... Read More

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McDonnell to Discuss Horse Behavior during Free Lecture

October 17, 2013

Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, will lecture on important health-related natural horse behavior observations.... Read More

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Horses' Long-Term Memory Put to the Test

October 17, 2013

Researchers confirmed that horses retain what they learned a long time ago--for better or for worse. ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Equine Hematology Parameters

October 13, 2013

Researchers believe variables such as breed and geographic location might impact horses' blood test results.... Read More

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Researchers Study Head, Neck Positions' Effects on Muscles

October 11, 2013

Researchers evaluated the activity of three muscles when horses worked in different head and neck positions.... Read More

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Understanding Horse Behavior Might Prevent Human Injury

October 10, 2013

With improved understanding of equine behavior, riders can avoid potentially harmful horse situations.... Read More

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How Horses' Ear Direction Affects Jumping Success

October 07, 2013

Can a horse's ears predict a his responsiveness to a task such as jumping? Researchers found out.... Read More

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Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

September 27, 2013

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. ... Read More

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Is Clipping Still Stressful for Well-Behaved Horses?

September 23, 2013

Study results suggest that even if horses don't seem to mind clipping, they might still find it stressful.... Read More

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Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

September 19, 2013

Feeding hay before grains appeared to reduce the intensity of cribbing episodes in a recent study.... Read More

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Mules Rule Over Horses, Donkeys in Spatial Cognition Tests

September 16, 2013

Mules appear to have a faster capacity to navigate around objects than horses and donkeys, researchers say.... Read More

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Mirror, Mirror . . . I See My Horse Looking Back at Me

September 14, 2013

Two studies investigated whether women see horses as self-objects and how perceptions change as women age.... Read More

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Study: Young Horses Can't Read Subtle Human Body Cues

September 13, 2013

However, young horses were able to detect more obvious human body cues like finger-pointing.... Read More