Researchers hope the study can explain differences in behavior between horses an donkeys.
A study suggests that a horse who seems unhappy or aggressive in his stall is likely to have a negative attitude and choppier gaits when working under saddle.
Three scientists recently launched a YouTube Channel that presents videos on a variety of equine behavior and training topics.
Researchers say horses faced with challenging situations blink less often than do those who are calm.
Horses are helping the next generation of medical doctors learn how to cope with ambiguity.
Researchers have found that some cases of sand colic because horses actually like to eat soil, rather than ingesting inadvertently as previously thought.
Research shows that confinement, feeding practices and other lifestyle factors can make a horse more likely to develop undesirable behaviors.
Equine lameness can be difficult to detect, but a study from England confirms the reliability of a relatively new tool for identifying subtle signs of musculoskeletal pain in horse:
Just as we all suspected: Diets high in starch can contribute to “spookier” behavior.
Ill-fitting tack is often blamed for girthiness but resistant behavior was linked to that cause in only a small number of the study horses.
Researchers have identified the emotions conveyed by specific types of equine vocalizations.
Horses are asking us questions all the time, says the author of the book, Horse Speak, and with practice you can learn to answer appropriately—and start a meaningful conversation.
Here's what to do when your gelding tries to assume the role of stallion in his herd.
Research shows that the direction of a horse's "cowlicks" provides clues to how he will behave when he spooks.
Taking more submissive body postures when working with horses can be more helpful in certain situations.
An old Thoroughbred offers a reminder of how well horses understand our body language–even when we don’t mean what we “say.”
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.
Researchers found horses used visual and tactile clues to direct humans to help them reach treats.
A yawn can signal something other than boredom or drowsiness, it may mean a horse is frustrated or unhappy.
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.
Horses who are regularly exercised have lower levels of stress hormone than those who are not.