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  1. Early experience and behavioural development in foals. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Henry, S., Richard-Yris, M. A.

    The effect of breeding and farm management practices, handling and other environmental factors on the behavioural development of foals are discussed.

  2. Effects of period, type and duration of handling on manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Boivin, X., Bouissou, M. F.

    Manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses are three essential characteristics for the rider-horse relationship. In comparison to routine handling, extra handling may reduce fear of humans and general reactivity and thereby improve manageability and learning ability in a variety of...

  3. Horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.

    This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...

  4. Out of sight, out of mind! Horses are sensitive to humans during interactions? [French]

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Sankey, C., Vallet, A. S., Andre, N., Hausberger, M.

    Horses' reactions towards humans are a combined result of their temperament, their previous experience, but also of the skills of the human they are interacting with. However, very little is known yet about the relevant elements that have to be considered when humans interact with horses. Here we...

  5. Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...

  6. Relations between attitudes at work, spinal problems and relationship of man with horse

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.

    Behavioural problems, in particular aggression towards humans, are a common source of accidents amongst professionals. On another hand, vertebral problems, possible source of bad welfare or pain, are regularly reported on riding horses. In the present study, we wanted to investigate the links...

  7. The horse as a companion animal. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter focuses on the welfare issues associated with horses kept as companion animals. The use of the companion horse for athletic pursuits, breeding, overprotection of foals, incompatibility of the horse to the purchaser, sale and purchase of horses with behavioural problems, loss of...

  8. The welfare of horses and other equids

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter discusses the different forms of ill-treatment and neglect; riding, whipping and working; training methods; breeding; housing and management; and the effect of surgical operations in relation to the welfare of racehorses, donkeys and mules.

  9. Welfare issues in the rodeo horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Corey, D.

    This chapter covers welfare issues in the rodeo horse. The history of rodeos, the most physically challenging rodeo events, timed events, welfare of rodeo livestock during transport, use of whips and similar devices, drug and medication policies, non-sanctioned rodeo events and non-competitive...

  10. Welfare issues with the carriage horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, J.

    This chapter gives a brief overview of the urban carriage horse industry in the larger US cities. Common health problems in carriage horses and health regulations are described. Moreover, some relevant welfare issues are outlined.