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A permanent herd of Icelandic horses with four stallions and their harems was studied for a total of 316 hours in a large pasture (215 ha) in May 2007 in Iceland. Interactions between stallions of different harems and other aspects of the horses' behaviour were studied. One stallion and nine horses ...

Author(s)
Sigurjonsdottir, H.; Thorhallsdottir, A. G.; Hafthorsdottir, H. M.; Granquist, S. M.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
International Journal of Zoology, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 162982
Abstract

Group dynamics and the social behaviour of mares were investigated in the periods before and after foaling during two non-consecutive years, in a herd of Icelandic horses consisting of adult mares and geldings and juvenile fillies, geldings and colts. The horses were observed 24 h a day for 5-6...

Author(s)
Dierendonck, M. C. van; Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Colenbrander, B.; Thorhallsdóttir, A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 89, 3/4, pp 283-297
Abstract

The social relationships in a group of Icelandic horses without a mature stallion were studied. The research took place at the Skáney Farm, W-Iceland in 1997. The horses were all familiar to each other. Mutual grooming and play relationships, spatial associations, dominance-subordinate relations,...

Author(s)
Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Dierendonck, M. C. van; Snorrason, S.; Thórhallsdóttir, A. G.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2003, 140, 6, pp 783-804