The Equine Ethologist
Chonky Pony Guide
Foals remember their mothers long after weaning
New studies confirm the depth and complexity of horses' emotional lives and the trauma of early weaning practices
Do horses have a poker face?
Studies show horses can appear calm even when they're stressed
Can horses love us?
A Valentine's special about the horse-human relationship
Horses follow reliable leaders
A new study highlights the complexity of horses' social lives
Can horses experience 'flow'?
A new paper outlines possible approaches to studying intrinsic motivation in animals
Can sedation help horses cope with fireworks?
An Orion Corporation-funded study has looked at the effects of giving Domosedan gel to horses suffering from acute fireworks-induced anxiety
Dec 30, 2022
Does your horse like you?
New study finds that the "love hormone" oxytocin is associated with friendly behaviour towards humans
Dec 19, 2022
Helping your pony lose weight
The science and practice of equine weight management
Nov 9, 2022
What the International Dressage Trainers Club got wrong
A detailed breakdown of the infamous open letter to the FEI
Oct 16, 2022
Are stereotypies a form of OCD?
A recent study has looked at similarities between equine stereotypical behaviours and human Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
Sep 16, 2022
Sedated horses are NOT fit to compete
The new NRHA policy that allows horses to be sedated for competitions is dangerous, unethical, and deeply unfair.
Aug 31, 2022
Don't spray deodorant up your horse's nose
A recent disciplinary case shows why misinterpreting horse behaviour is a major welfare concern
Aug 18, 2022
© 2023 Renate Larssen
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