In their new book, Farancesco De Giorgio and José De Giorgio-Schoorl explain the elements of equine cognition and explore how they shape our relationships with horses.
If your otherwise cranky mare mellows out this winter, shorter days may be the reason.
Even the worst feeding-related behavioral problems can be solved with patient and consistent training.
Here are 10 ways to reduce a horse’s anxiety without resorting to sedatives or tranquilizers.
If you know there’s been a dustup, check over the horses involved just to be sure everyone is OK.
A mishap on the trail leaves a once-stalwart horse skittish and fearful. What can be done to restore his confidence?
With a few simple exercises a horse can learn to accept having his hooves handled.
To help a horse overcome his nervousness, you need to become a source of comfort and security for him. Here’s how to do it.
Whether diet or boredom is to blame, gnawing on wood is an undesirable behavior. Here's how to identify the source of gnawing and break the habit.
Do some personality traits make a horse more likely to become a cribber?
The appearance of bite marks on your horse may be a sign of unrest in the herd. Try these tips to keep the peace.
A horse who pulls, slows or balks by the gate can be dangerous. Here's how to break that habit.
How a horse's head bobs up and down can be an important clue to lameness. Here's how to read what you see.
When the weather turns cold and wet, some horse may be more prone to chewing on wood. Here's how you can discourage that destructive behavior.
Try these tips to silence an overly "talkative" horse whose whinnies are a distraction
A veterinary expert explains the physiologic cause behind headshaking in horses and possible remedies that may provide relief.
When your horse begins flapping his lips can provide clues to why he's doing it.
When a pair of equine buddies become agitated when separated, it may be time for you to orchestrate a safe and sympathetic breakup, allowing each to gain their independence again.
You can't choose your horse's friends for him, but you can manage your herd in a way that encourages him to find a compatible buddy.
It's a widely held misconception that horses aren't affected by sleep deprivation. In reality, there can be serious consequences if a horse misses out on sleep for several days.
University of Liverpool research focuses on how firsthand experience with horses who crib affects horse owners' understanding of cribbers. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.