Understanding Horse Behavior

Horses October 06, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

This manual was developed for 4-Hers involved in the 4-H Horse project. This should help expand your knowledge about horse behavior, which will help you better understand why a horse does what it does.

The manual contains information about the basics of:

  • Horse behavior
  • Horse senses
  • Domestication
  • Mating behavior
  • Ingestive (eating) behavior
  • Foaling behavior
  • Horse learning

This manual was written and composed by Doyle G. Meadows, Warren Gill, James B. Neel, University of Tennessee


Understanding Horse Behavior

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