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The aim of this study was to explore whether the size of paddocks affected social interactions within a group of horses. Furthermore, the effects of the gender composition in groups on social behavior were investigated. The research was done in a horse-riding center. A total of 78 horses and...

Author(s)
Majecka, K.; Klawe, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2018, 21, 1, pp 8-16
Abstract

The aim of our study was to explore the association between dominance rank and body condition in outdoor group-living domestic horses, Equus caballus. Social interactions were recorded using a video camera during a feeding test, applied to 203 horses in 42 herds. Dominance rank was assigned to 194...

Author(s)
Giles, S. L.; Nicol, C. J.; Harris, P. A.; Rands, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 166, pp 71-79
Abstract

Many horse owners tend to group horses according to gender, in an attempt to reduce aggressive interactions and the risk of injuries. The aim of our experiment was to test the effects of such gender separation on injuries, social interactions and individual distance in domestic horses. A total of...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Borsheim, L.; Mejdell, C. M.; Søndergaard, E.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 94-99
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This study aimed at determining the effect of the increase of foraging opportunities on the behaviour and welfare of breeding mares housed in individual boxes but allowed outside 6 h a day in a bare paddock. One hundred Arab breeding mares were divided into two groups of 50 according to the...

Author(s)
Benhajali, H.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Ezzaouia, M.; Charfi, F.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 9, pp 1308-1312