Behavior

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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

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Why Does My Horse Do That?

December 05, 2013

A leading researcher answers questions about your horse's behavior.... 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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Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... 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

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Fun with Fall Friskies

October 25, 2013

Dorado gets a little wild when fall arrives. How do your senior horses react to the falling temperatures?... 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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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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The Horses Aren't All Right (Or Maybe It's the Humans)

September 27, 2013

In what outwardly appears to be unrelated incidents, two horses rebel against the rules of society. ... 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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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

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Grumpy Joggers

September 11, 2013

Both of my well-mannered mares try to nip at me when trotting in-hand. Is there a reason why horses do this?... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Water Bucket Half Full or Half Empty?

September 11, 2013

Researchers developed a test to find out whether horses are optimistic, pessimistic, or somewhere in between.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

September 06, 2013

Researchers proved that horses can become "lighter" with proper negative reinforcement training.... Read More

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Water Crossing Confidence

September 04, 2013

Why do horses act so suspicious of water they cross regularly, and what can we do to build their confidence?... Read More