Behavior

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Physical vs. Psychological Issues

June 12, 2014

How does a veterinary behaviorist know for sure something is or is not a psychological problem?... Read More

Blog

Where's the Time Gone?

June 11, 2014

Do you have a horse who's become better with age and maturity?... Read More

Article

Calming a Mustang Stud

June 05, 2014

Last fall I adopted a wild mustang stud. Would gelding him help calm his wild attitude? ... Read More

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Opening Windows for Equine Social Interaction

June 02, 2014

Open windows between stalls encouraged positive social behavior and less aggression and boredom.... Read More

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Equine Management Survey Underway

May 30, 2014

The researchers hope to gain an understanding of how horses are cared for and managed in different countries.... Read More

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Why is My Horse So Grumpy?

May 29, 2014

Why does my horse pin her ears all the time, but she doesn't kick or bite and seems to like attention?... Read More

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How Do I Get My Horse to Behave for the Veterinarian?

May 27, 2014

My mare is very difficult to give shots to. Do you have any tips on how to get her to accept shots better? ... Read More

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Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More

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Study: Human Interaction Shapes Horses' Negative Emotions

May 22, 2014

One researcher says horses' negative emotions can be a direct result of how they are trained and managed.... Read More

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Horse Won't Cross Railroad Tracks

May 15, 2014

My horse is great about nearly everything, but he will not cross railroad tracks. What can I do to help him? ... Read More

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Antsy About Urinating

May 12, 2014

My 6-year-old OTTB gets very nervous and dances around whenever he has to pee. What might cause this behavior?... Read More

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Study: Owners Might be Missing Equine Welfare Issues

May 12, 2014

French researchers recently observed that many people are missing signs of poor welfare in their horses.... Read More

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Happy and Unhappy Horses at Home

May 08, 2014

Has any research been done regarding what horses might like and dislike about their homes?... Read More

Article

Tying Horses 101

May 07, 2014

If your horse doesn't have tying mastered, you can help him learn with a few smart schooling strategies.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Mare Expelled

May 05, 2014

My gelding will not let my mare get close to the other horses. What can I do to help them happily coexist?... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky: Horses and Shadows on Cross-Country

April 25, 2014

At the Rolex Ride the Course press event, Lynn Symansky shares how she handles shadows during cross-country. ... Read More

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Bonding with a Trail Buddy

April 17, 2014

How quickly can horses bond, and what can be done to help reduce their anxiety when they're separated?... Read More

Article

How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

Article

Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers tips on how to change your horse's behavior.... Read More

Video

Teach a Horse to Accept Tarps

April 10, 2014

Teaching a horse to accept tarps can help desensitize those that are spooky and help give them confidence.... Read More

Article

Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching

April 10, 2014

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are most likely to exhibit social learning, researchers say.... Read More

Blog

Your Senior Horse's Past Life

April 08, 2014

What did your senior horses do in their past lives? ... Read More

Article

Managing Mouthiness

April 03, 2014

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More