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TheHorse.com Adds Equine Behavior Expert

July 31, 2014

Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS, will join Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, in fielding readers' horse behavior questions.... Read More

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Researchers Link Behaviors with Type, Intensity of Emotions

July 28, 2014

Researchers developed a scale to identify the valence (positive or negative) and intensity of equine emotions.... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Feeding Time Aggression Studied

July 24, 2014

Increasing the distance between horses and time spent eating might help reduce feeding time aggression. ... Read More

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Keynote Speakers for 2014 ISES Conference Announced

July 17, 2014

The conference will feature presentations on topics ranging from horse husbandry to high-level performance.... 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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ISES, WDM Develop Code of Conduct for Horse Events

May 31, 2014

The code of conduct aims to ensure optimal horse and rider welfare and safety at events around the world.... 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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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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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

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

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Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

Master’s student Johanna Ternstrom holds a smart textile monitor designed for equine-related research.

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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Mirror, Mirror . . . I See My Horse Looking Back at Me

September 14, 2013

Two studies investigated whether women see horses as self-objects and how perceptions change as women age.... 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