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  1. An unexpected acoustic indicator of positive emotions in horses

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    | Contributor(s):: Mathilde Stomp, Maël Leroux, Marjorie Cellier, Séverine Henry, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger

    Indicators of positive emotions are still scarce and many proposed behavioural markers have proven ambiguous. Studies established a link between acoustic signals and emitter’s internal state, but few related to positive emotions and still fewer considered non-vocal sounds. One of them,...

  2. Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.

  3. Maximum permissible load for Kiso horses trotting over a short, straight course

    | Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Inoue, S., Irimajiri, M., Hodate, K.

  4. Foal and Mare Behavior Changes during Repeated Human-Animal Interactions in the First Two Weeks after Foaling

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Baehl, Breanna Sheahan, Eleonora Po

    This study is important to the equine research field to demonstrate if handling neonatal foals and mares who recently foaled is invasive and may change how the foals and mares will behave around humans. The data show the effects of repeated blood draws and frequent handling on the foals and...

  5. Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin

  6. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  7. Evaluation of the sexual behavior and testosterone concentrations of Mangalarga Marchador stallions

    | Contributor(s):: Rua, M. A. S., Quirino, C. R., Bastos, R., Bartholazzi Junior, A., Santoro, P. N., Ribeiro, M. da S., Matos, L. F., Barreto, M. A. P.

    Assessing the sexual behavior of stallions is extremely important because sexual behavior is linked to reproductive efficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sexual behavior, testosterone concentration and libido of Mangalarga Marchador stallions from northern Rio de Janeiro...

  8. Gender and power in narratives of "Natural Horsemanship": the production of "prey-identified masculinity"

    | Contributor(s):: Tom, E.

    It is widely recognized by equestrians that Natural Horsemanship has helped to create better lives for horses, but what are the effects of the discipline among humans? The narratives of the leading exponents of Natural Horsemanship, Monty Roberts and Buck Brannaman, use ethological language to...

  9. Recreational horse welfare: the relationships between recreational horse owner attributes and recreational horse welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, L. M., Jongman, E., Coleman, G. J.

    In recent years the welfare of recreational horses has become an increasingly important issue, as evident by their high representation in welfare investigations around the world, however, little is known about the welfare of horses used in this capacity. The scientific literature concerning...

  10. The impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Erdman, P., Miller, D., Jacobson, S.

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who were paired with typically developing peers. Even though there has been an increasing interest in the field of animal assisted interventions and the...

  11. Equine-facilitated body and emotion-oriented psychotherapy designed for adolescents and adults not responding to mainstream treatment: A structured program

    | Contributor(s):: Johansen, Siv Grethe, Arfwedson Wang, Catharina Elisabeth, Binder, Per-Einar, Malt, Ulrik Fredrik

  12. Heart rate changes in the horse to human contact

    | Contributor(s):: Lynch, J. J., Fregin, G. F., Mackie, J. B., Monroe, R. R., Jr.

  13. Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis

    To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...

  14. Evidence of horsemanship and dogmanship and their application in veterinary contexts

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Boot, M., Starling, M., Henshall, C., McLean, A., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

  15. Journeys Together: Horses and Humans in Partnership

    | Contributor(s):: Birke, L., Hockenhull, J.

  16. Density-dependent diet selection and body condition of cattle and horses in heterogeneous landscapes

    | Contributor(s):: Cornelissen, P., Vulink, J. T.

    For some decades, grazing by cattle and horses is used as a management tool to achieve different nature management goals. For managers there are still questions to be answered about the effects of herbivore densities on their performance, vegetation development and biodiversity. This study...

  17. Horse reactions to human attitudes and behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Chamove, A. S., Crawley-Hartrick, O. J. E., Stafford, K. J.

    To assess the effects of human confidence levels on horse behaviour, 40 veterinary students led the same mare around a fixed course. Multivariate analysis of human attitudes and behaviour and horse behaviour showed that a positive attitude towards horses related to infrequent ear movement in that...

  18. Trailer loading stress in horses: behavioral and physiological effects of nonaversive training (TTEAM)

    | Contributor(s):: Shanahan, S.

    Resistance in the horse to trailer loading is a common source of stress and injury to horses and their handlers. The objective of this study was to determine whether non-aversive training based on the Tellington-Touch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM; Tellington-Jones & Bruns, 1988) would decrease...

  19. Assessing the rider's seat and horse's behavior: difficulties and perspectives. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    | Contributor(s):: Blokhuis, M. Z., Aronsson, A., Hartmann, E., Reenen, C. G. van, Keeling, L.

    A correct seat and position are the basis for a good performance in horseback riding. This study aimed to measure deviations from the correct seat, test a seat improvement program (dismounted exercises), and investigate whether horse behaviour was affected by the rider's seat. Five experienced...

  20. Is there evidence of learned helplessness in horses? (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, C., Goodwin, D., Heleski, C., Randle, H., Waran, N.

    Learned helplessness is a psychological condition whereby individuals learn that they have no control over unpleasant or harmful conditions, that their actions are futile, and that they are helpless. In a series of experiments in which dogs were exposed to inescapable shocks, this lack of control...