Behavior

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Special Shirt, Girth Help Evaluate Horse, Human Interaction

March 31, 2017

Riders might soon be able to monitor their horses' physiological emotional responses and compare them with their own.... Read More

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Do Horses Remember Each Other?

March 30, 2017

The answer might surprise you. ... Read More

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Researchers Look to the Numbers to Improve Equine Welfare

March 30, 2017

Scientists looked at four years of data to try to predict facilities' compliance with animal welfare legislation.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

March 23, 2017

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Mares Behaving Badly: Is it Estrus or Something Else?

March 17, 2017

Find out if your mare's frustrating antics are due to estrus, and learn about ways to keep them in check. ... Read More

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Scientists Study Facial Expressions of Pain in Ridden Horses

March 05, 2017

Ridden horses express pain through facial behaviors differently from horses at rest, one researcher says.... Read More

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Tired or in Trouble?

March 01, 2017

Is it cause for concern if a horse lies down frequently? ... Read More

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

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Thinking Like a Horse

February 05, 2017

By gaining a better understanding of how horses associate and learn, can we train them more effectively and ethically?... Read More

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Will Coaxing a Nervous Horse Reinforce Her Nervous Behavior?

February 02, 2017

Some people believe petting a fearful horse will teach it to act more upset in the future. Read what our expert says.... Read More

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Show Your Horse You Care on Valentine's Day

February 02, 2017

Give your equine valentine something he or she will truly appreciate.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?

January 30, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert offers advice to keep horses from chewing on barn wood and fenceposts.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

January 26, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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Scared Horse? Try Counter-Conditioning

January 04, 2017

Learn how to teach your horse an alternate response to triggering stimuli. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2016

December 31, 2016

Audio features on behavior, old horse care, mud management, skin issues, caring for your new horse, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

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Sending Signals

December 28, 2016

From biomechanical to psychological influences, what effects do we have on our horses while riding?... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2016

December 24, 2016

Articles on behavior and equitation science, wound care, laminitis, beet pulp, hoof care, and more were popular in 2016.... Read More

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Watching the Herd

December 21, 2016

How can watching horses interact in a herd help improve my relationship with my horse? ... Read More

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Study: Horses Ask Humans for Help With Unsolvable Tasks

December 20, 2016

Horses faced with a problem they couldn't solve used visual and tactile signs to get human attention and ask for help.... Read More

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Equine Behavior Changes Before Death

December 14, 2016

Have horses been known to show significant behavior changes right before death? If so, why does this happen?... Read More

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Spooky Objects: To Dwell or Not to Dwell

December 07, 2016

Should you let a horse dwell on a spooky object? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Enriching Your Horse's Environment

December 06, 2016

Of the 371 respondents, 172 (46%) said they provided their horses with enrichment items such as toys.... Read More

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Study: Some Horses can Learn by Watching Humans

December 02, 2016

Researchers confirmed that horses learn socially across species, in this case from familiar humans.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More