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The role of leader in polygynous species has been solely attributed to the male for some time, but recent studies have shown decision making to be distributed within the group. However, the specific reproductive strategy and behavioural repertoire of males in polygynous species such as horses may...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Deneubourg, J. L.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2017, 142, pp 56-63
Abstract

The horse is a social species and living in group is essential for its welfare. Among horses, stallions are most often bred in isolation. However, it has been shown that stallions are able to live in groups, even with mares. With this study, we want to demonstrate that stallions could live in...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Deneubourg, J. L.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Équitation, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
42ème journée de la recherche équine. Actes de colloques, jeudi 17 mars 2016, Paris, France, 2016, pp 121-124
Abstract

Understanding how groups of individuals with different motives come to daily decisions about the exploitation of their environment is a key question in animal behaviour. While interindividual differences are often seen only as a threat to group cohesion, growing evidence shows that they may to some ...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Dorn, C.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2015, 121, 9, pp 888-902
Abstract

When living in social groups, horses differ among them in dominance rank and degree of social centrality (i.e. more or less close to other group members). However, the impact of inter-individual variability remains poorly considered in the study of sociality. We conducted a study to characterize...

Author(s)
Valenchon, M.; Briard, L.; Dorn, C.; Amadouche, M.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Équitation, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
41ème journée de la recherche équine, jeudi 12 mars 2015, Paris, France, 2015, pp 134-137
Abstract

Horses are social equids that form stable groups allowing them to develop long-lasting relationships. However, the great majority of breeders and riders still favour single housing where horses are confined and socially deprived. Stallions are usually the most socially isolated because of their...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Équitation, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
40ème journée de la recherche équine. Actes de colloque, epidémiologie et pathologie, Paris, France, 18 March 2014, 2014, pp 137-140