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“Bad” behavior or something else?

Horse Behavior
January 10th, 2022

In this article available on The Horse, author Christa Leste-Lasserre discusses how “naughty” behavior in horses may be indicative of pain. Leste-Lasserre details some observable indicators of underlying issues and offers suggestions for reconditioning the behavior.  

Seasons impact mare behavior

Horse Behavior
January 6th, 2022

Editors of Equus provide some insights into seasonal behavior shifts in mares in this brief overview.

Horse companions

Horse Behavior
March 26th, 2020

Thoroughbreds are social animals. They benefit from interacting with other horses and animals, and socialization is critical to their development. Pasture and barn companions range from retired racehorses to farm horses or ponies that have a steadfast, calm temperament. A pasture or barn companion can accompany racehorses during training and travel or at the track. Companions often offer familiarity and reassurance.

These videos highlight Magical World's 2020 colt (featured in Season 3) with his paddock mates at Three Chimneys Farm and Pork Chop socializing with horses at Old Tavern Farm.