Horses and humans have much in common. Horses provide an excellent model to investigate: 1) temperament; 2) evidence-based strategies to promote learning, memory, and behavior change; 3) the benefits of positive reinforcement; and 4) approaches to promote more optimal behavior in those with vulnerable traits. Horses, humans, and the horse/human relationship will benefit from an improved understanding informed by science.
Behavioral and Physiological Phenotypes for Response to a Sudden Novel Object in the Horse. Full Article
The Evidence and Application of Positive Reinforcement Training in the Horse. (In Development)
Effect of maternal docosahexaenoic acid supplementation on behavior and cognitive development in nursing foals. Full Article
Maternal fatty acid supplementation influences memory and learning ability in yearling and 2-year-old horses. Full Article