Recent News for Behavior & Handling


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.


Recognizing Humans

January 13, 2014

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


Can Horses Think Through Problems?

January 09, 2014

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


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


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


Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

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


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


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


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


Controlling Cribbing in Horses

December 19, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A True Gelding?

November 07, 2013

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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