Articles on Horse Behavior
- Horses Selective in Who They Copy
- Hair Reveals Horse Temperament
- When Horses Have Trouble Getting Along
- Depends On How a Horse Sees It
- Horses Find Blue Floors Scary
- Young Horses Behave Better Around Adults
- Mules Smarter Than Ponies
- People-Friendly Horses Are Born That Way
- Young Horses Learn Manners From Adults
- Daily Exercise Makes Horses Easier to Handle
- Does Eye Contact Matter When Catching a Horse?
Whether a horse learns new behavior by copying another horse depends upon their social status, researchers in Germany recently discovered.
The location and shape of a hair swirl lying near a horse’s eyes is linked with how the horse responds to handling and to new objects.
Horses are particularly prone to getting injured in scuffles when there’s a change in stabling arrangements, a study concludes.
A study has demonstrated for the first time that a horse’s emotional response to an object influences which eye they prefer using to look at it.
Horses consider certain floor colors more alarming than others, according to researchers in Nottingham, England.
The age composition of a herd significantly influences how well young horses learn social skills.
A study of equine intelligence has confirmed what many mule handlers have long suspected: compared to their donkey and horse parents, mules learn quickly.
Inborn temperament shapes how comfortable a horse is with being touched by people, recent research confirms.
Keeping juvenile horses with just their peers, as often happens, promotes unruly behavior, a French study finds.
Just one hour of exercise a day, regardless of the type, takes the edge off of stabled horses, researchers have found. Their study also examined whether four different forms of exercise-walker, treadmill, turnout and recreational riding-were equally effective in reducing unwanted behavior from horses housed in stalls.
How horses respond to eye contact with someone who’s trying to catch them has piqued the curiosity of scientists.