Cribbing is one of many stereotypies observed in numerous captive species, defined as ritualized, repetitive behaviour that appears to serve no purpose.
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Horse industry professionals and amateurs admire equine courage, equine personality, and speak disparagingly of horses who are “gutless.”
Can you accurately identify equine psychological well being? In this first of a two-part series, equine psychologist Antonia Henderson explores why our own understanding of a horse's happiness is prone to error.
Current breeding practices are a far cry from what a stallion encountered on the range, hanging out with his harem, find out more in this article.
Horses play with each other with their teeth and hooves, and young horses have not yet learned that playing with humans similarly is not on the agenda.
With positive reinforcement your reward is seeing your horse anticipate his work eagerly and respond enthusiastically as you gain a richer relationship.
Horses, like humans, are hard-wired to be social; separation elicits distress. This is normal behaviour – and it is adaptive.
Although the physiological needs of today’s performance horses are more than adequately met, the fulfillment of their psychological needs may be lacking.
The concept of umwelt from the German word meaning “surrounding world,” refers to one’s species-specific perception of reality.