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Stereotypies: Bad Habits or Vices …

Flossie Sellers

Stereotypies: Bad Habits or Vices …

by Flossie Sellers

March 20, 2018 13:59

Learn about the 3 different types of stereotypies and the 8 contributing factors research shows to be causative factors in the development of stereotypies in …

Equine Language: Facial, Vocal and Body

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:00

Learn how your horse's facial, vocal, and body language can tune you in to its reactions to people, places and things …

My mare pins her ears when approached. What can I do to put her in a …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 12:19

Ears pinning is a signal that your mare is upset or frightened. Jenni Nellist provides information that will help you understand why a horse pins its ears, and …

Mutual Grooming in Horses - You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours …

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 15:40

Horses often begin a mutual grooming session by scratching each others withers but then move up and down each others body using their teeth to scratch and …

Behavior Tip

Most horses rest and sleep between 10 PM and 5 AM. Horses also often sleep in the first two hours following midday. It is a good barnyard practice to have quiet time in the early afternoon to facilitate horse rest.

Imprinting and Training Young Foals – Do it Right

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 15, 2018 14:19

The first contacts a newborn foal has with humans is critical in setting the stage for future training …

be·hav·ior
/bəˈhāvyər/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
  2. equine activities that provide entertainement to the animal, including bucking, kicking, and spooking.

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