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Thoroughbred yearling herds composed of 1-12 horses were pastured in fields of 2.4 ha each for 7 hours a day. The route of locomotion and the grazing behaviour were recorded continuously. Pictures were taken with four cameras at 15-minute intervals to measure the distances among individual horses....

Author(s)
Kusunose, R.; Hatakeyama, H.; Ichikawa, F.; Kubo, K.; Kiguchi, A.; Asai, Y.; Ito, K.
Citation
Bulletin of Equine Research Institute, 1986, No.23, pp 1-6
Abstract

The optimum size of field for yearling horses was assessed by observing the behaviour of the horses and estimating their heart rate in fields of various sizes (0.2 ha, 1.1 ha, 1.5 ha, 2.1 ha and 4.2 ha). Herds of three yearling horses each were pastured in the fields from 09:00 to 16:00. In the...

Author(s)
Kusunose, R.; Hatakeyama, H.; Kubo, K.; Kiguchi, A.; Asai, Y.; Fujii, Y.; Ito, K.
Citation
Bulletin of Equine Research Institute, 1985, No. 22, pp 1-7