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Horses' ability to adapt to new environments and to acquire new information plays an important role in handling and training. Social learning in particular would be very adaptive for horses as it enables them to flexibly adjust to new environments. In the context of horse handling, social learning...

Author(s)
Burla, J. B.; Siegwart, J.; Nawroth, C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 96
Abstract

Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly trained ...

Author(s)
Brubaker, L.; Udell, M. A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2016, 126, pp 121-131
Abstract

This article discusses the normal behaviour and assurance of wellbeing in ponies used for riding.

Author(s)
Louton, H.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2016, 97, 10, pp 911-913
Abstract

This paper focuses on the social interactions between veterinary practitioners and foals before weaning or after birth of the animal. The advantages of optimizing handling techniques and early manipulation are presented, particularly in terms of achieving good animal behaviour and welfare and...

Author(s)
Becquart, M.; Priymenko, N.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine, 2013, No.33, pp 42-46
Abstract

This article discusses the selection criteria and standards for choosing horses intended for leisure or horse riding and competitions. Focused of the paper is on selecting horses based on temperament standards and profiles set by The French Institute of horses and riding (HARAS).

Author(s)
Neveux, C.
Publisher
Les Haras Nationaux, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
Equ'Idée, 2012, No.80, pp 18-19
Abstract

Sensory perception in horses is very complex due to expression of stimuli and reactions. Sharpening of the senses is an evolutionary adaptation which provided for the ancestors of horses quickness of reactions necessary for their survival. Understanding sensory perception of the horse is essential...

Author(s)
Tomić, M.; Ramljak, J.; Ivanković, A.
Publisher
Hrvatsko Agronomsko Društvo, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Stočarstvo, 2012, 66, 4, pp 303-316
Abstract

Horses (Equus caballus) have lived with humans for over 5500 years. Despite this, their cognitive abilities have not received much research attention compared with those of dogs (Canis familiaris), probably because horses are not as familiar to humans as dogs and have been considered to be...

Author(s)
Takimoto, A.; Hori, Y.; Fujita, K.
Publisher
Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 2011, 61, 2, pp 141-153
Abstract

Imprinting is the technique of nursing an animal like an individual of his own species. This includes carrying out natural handling of the foal from the moment of birth and during the subsequent days, modifying its personality. This learning process only happens in a brief sensitive period after...

Author(s)
González del Pino, F.; Escalante, F.; Wilde, O. R.
Publisher
Veterinaria Organizacion S.L., Malaga, Spain
Citation
REDVET, 2009, 10, 3, pp 030924
Abstract

The largest proportion of the world's horses are still used for work in agriculture and traction, however in the western countries they are increasingly kept for recreational and social purposes, breeding, sport and competition. It is often assumed that horses enjoys better farming conditions than...

Author(s)
Minero, M.; Canali, E.
Publisher
Edizioni Avenue Media, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2009, 8, Supplement 1, pp 219-230
Abstract

This paper describes how man can enter the social hierarchy of the horse by mimicking the behaviour and stance it uses to establish dominance. A herd is organized according to a dominance hierarchy established by means of ritualised conflict. Dominance relationships are formed through these...

Author(s)
Sighieri, C.; Tedeschi, D.; Andreis, C. de; Petri, L.; Baragli, P.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2003, 12, 4, pp 705-708

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