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We explore how herd composition and management factors correlate with frequencies of social interactions in horse groups. Since the welfare of horses correlates with low aggression levels and social contact opportunities, information of this kind is important. The data are a collection of records...

Author(s)
Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Haraldsson, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 1, pp 14
Abstract

Social dynamics and maintenance of social cohesion were studied by analysing social interventions in two groups of horses consisting of adult mares, their offspring, adult geldings and sub-adults. The animals were observed for a total of 1316 h. All relevant dyadic and triadic social interactions,...

Author(s)
VanDierendonck, M. C.; Vries, H. de; Schilder, M. B. H.; Colenbrander, B.; Þorhallsdóttir, A. G.; Sigurjónsdóttir, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 116, 1, pp 67-73
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
Abstract

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