From anxiety and aggression to foal rejection, we have received several questions over the season about behavioral issues in horses. This online series on behavior available from the Merck Veterinary Manual includes a page on behavioral issues as well as information on treating behavioral problems. Reach out to your equine veterinarian with any case-specific questions.Read More
Horses are prey animals. In the wild, they are hunted by predators, and this has a great impact on their behavior.
Highly developed senses of sight, smell, and hearing help warn horses against danger.
Horses are very social animals. During training, they spend time with other horses to gradually acclimate to their surroundings and expectations for behavior.
Thoroughbreds are referred to as "hot-blooded," because they tend to be energetic and powerful.
Horses use their body posture and movement of their ears, tail, and teeth to communicate with humans and other animals.
Check out our recent posts below to learn more about horse behavior throughout the Foal Patrol season, and select “Read More” below to see all our Horse Behavior posts.