Behavior

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Study: Food Rewards Can Improve Horse Training

June 25, 2013

Researchers believe positive reinforcement with food rewards helps horses in training learn better.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Advanced Equine Behavior Course

June 23, 2013

The course is designed to increase knowledge through evidence-based research as it relates to horse behavior.... Read More

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Study: Post-Training Stress Detrimental to Equine Learning

June 20, 2013

To help horses retain what they learns during training, aim to keep them as stress-free as possible.... Read More

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Spinning and Twirling Behavior

June 19, 2013

Could a horse who loves spinning things be autistic?... Read More

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Researchers Develop Subjective Equine Personality Test

June 13, 2013

Researchers developed a new subjective personality test designed to help us better understand horse behavior.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

June 12, 2013

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

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Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

June 10, 2013

Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

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

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Study Evaluates Horses' Desire to Work

June 04, 2013

Ever suspect your horse is naturally lazy? Researchers found that horses prefer not to work at all.... Read More

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Could Aromatherapy Help Calm Stressed Horses?

May 30, 2013

Study results suggest that lavender aromatherapy can reduce horses' heart rates after a stressful experience.... Read More

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2013 ISES Conference Early Bird Registration Extended

May 25, 2013

Early bird registration for the 2013 ISES conference has been extended until May 31. ... Read More

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Study: Pasturing Stallions Together is Possible

May 23, 2013

Long-term study results show that under certain conditions, stallions can successfully be pastured together.... Read More

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Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)

May 22, 2013

A behaviorist describes mare and foal behavior and how to avoid perpetuating undesirable orphan foal behavior.... Read More

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Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Visits

May 09, 2013

What's the best way to handle a horse so he remains calm and well-behaved during vet and farrier visits?... Read More

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Can Horses Recognize People and Voices?

May 09, 2013

Study results suggest horses appear capable of matching voices to faces when it comes to humans they know.... Read More

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Of Dogs and Horses

May 07, 2013

Horse people are usually dog people too. How do you keep both horses and dogs safe on your property?... Read More

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Possibly Protective Broodmare

April 16, 2013

How do I deal with a mare that is so protective she will not let me near her or the foal?... Read More

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Castrated and Confused

April 04, 2013

Is it normal to have a gelding burro, not just mount, but actually try to mate with a jenny? ... Read More

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Prevalence of Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle Evaluated

April 04, 2013

As many as 91% of leisure riding horses exhibit some sort of behavior problem regularly, one researcher says.... Read More

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Stall Walking

March 28, 2013

I just bought a mare only to find out she is a stall walker. Is there a fix for stall walkers?... Read More

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Study: Horses Not Stressed by Inexperienced Riders

March 26, 2013

New research indicates horses' stress levels do not appear to change from one rider to another.... Read More

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Lonely Filly

March 21, 2013

My filly lives in a pasture alone because the older horses try to hurt her. Does this hurt her social skills?... Read More

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2013 Road to the Horse Training Competition Wraps Up

March 21, 2013

Officials crowned Guy McLean (AUS) Road to the Horse Champion for the second consecutive year.... Read More

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Overprotective Mother

March 14, 2013

How can I check on a foal to make sure he's thriving without being in danger with the protective mare?... Read More