Friday, April 05, 2013

Prevalence of Horse Behavior Problems Under Saddle Evaluated - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre • Apr 04, 2013 • Article #31640

We read about researchers studying behavior problems in horses. We hear about trainers and “horse whisperers” that can fix these problems. But we really didn’t have a clear idea of how prevalent these problems in riding horses are—nor how frequently riders use special tack and equipment to help control them. We do now, thanks to a British researcher.

As many as 91% of leisure riding horses in the United Kingdom exhibit some sort of behavior problem under saddle on a regular basis, said Jo S. Hockenhull, PhD, of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol, England...

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