Domestication and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Goldberg, J.
The domestication of animal species has led to complex relations with humans entailing profound transformations, especially at the behavioural level. It is a rather difficult task to answer the question of whether the wild ancestors of a given domestic form were in some way preadapted to...
Human understanding of suckling behaviour in horses and its relation to mounting
Contributor(s):: Halloy, M., Jerez, S., Robles, C., Nicolari, I., Guglielmone, F.
Horse ranchers in NW Argentina believe a horse is mounted from the left because foals tend to suckle from that side of the mare, thus becoming more receptive. The side from which foals nursed during their first 12 weeks was recorded. A questionnaire was presented asking people from which side...
Miracles in a round pen
Contributor(s):: McPhail, D. L.
The work of Buffalo Woman Ranch
Contributor(s):: Nelson, R.
Animal rights and the Olympic Games
Pet therapy. Animals in human therapy
Contributor(s):: Ballarini, G.
Relationship between behavioural reactions and heart rate in horses during transient social isolation
Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T., Gorecka, A.
Six horses were used in an experiment conducted in a tie-stable without boxes. The behaviour of each horse was videotaped and heart rate (HR) was recorded continuously for approx. 104 min during the following test situations: all horses in the stable and no person present; other horses being...
An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.
The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...
Emotional components of physical problems in the equine & small animals
Contributor(s):: Schwartz, C.
Horses as healers
Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.
Influence of approach on behavioral responses of young horses
Contributor(s):: Sankey, C., Henry, S., Clouard, C., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.
Nowadays, there are very few elements on the general way to approach animals for occasional interventions. In this study, we investigated the behavioural responses of young horses to an approaching human. This study was conducted on 39 one and two year-old horses. Horses were kept in same age...
Teaching riding horses to be safe
Contributor(s):: Ladewig, J.
Development and social behaviour
Contributor(s):: Fraser, A.
The postnatal development and behavioural activities and characteristics of foals are described, including interactions with other horses and with humans.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The horse as a companion animal. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)
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...