Horse Behavior, 2nd Edition

Horse Behavior, 2nd Edition,George Waring,ISBN9780815514848


William Andrew



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The most comprehensive and current overview of the behavioral traits and adaptations of horses, integrating findings from hundreds of international researchers.

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First published in 1983, the second edition of this informative book remains the most comprehensive and current overview of the behavioral traits and adaptations of horses. The book integrates findings from hundreds of international researchers to provide the reader a factual synthesis of the behavior of domestic and feral horses. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the author has thoroughly updated coverage of horse ancestry, development, perception, learning, play, social behavior, behavioral manipulation, maintenance activities, and sexual behavior.

In this second edition more emphasis has been given to animal husbandry and management. Additionally, the second edition includes an all-new section on ecological influences on activity patterns, habitat utilization, social behavior and reproduction. An expanded section on applied ethology provides behavioral considerations for management and insight regarding the behavioral indicators of horse health and well being. This is followed with an updated appendix listing behavioral symptoms and possible causes. The text contains numerous tables and nearly 100 illustrations and photos.


Animal scientists, veterinarians, horse breeders, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists, and horse enthusiasts worldwide.

George Waring

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Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA

Horse Behavior, 2nd Edition

Ancestry of the Horse
Perception and Orientation
Motor Patterns
Behavioral Development
Ontogeny of Behavior Patterns
Investigative Behavior
Learning and Memory
Maintenance Activities
Resting and Sleep
Ingestive Behavior
Eliminative Behavior
Comfort Behavior
Reproductive Behavior
Sexual Behavior of Stallions
Sexual Behavior of Mares
Maternal Behavior
Social Behavior
Social Organization
Social Attachment
Home Range and Territoriality
Social Dominance
Agonistic Behavior
Communicative Behavior
Ecological Influences
Interaction of Horses and Their Environment
Ecological Influences on Reproduction and Social Behavior
Applied Ethology in Horse Care and Management
Behavioral Considerations in Horse Management
Behavioral Manipulation
Behavioral Indicators Relevant to Health and Well-Being
Variety of Behavioral Symptoms and Possible Problems Indicated

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"The coverage in the book is incredibly broad, thorough and detailed." - Cheryl Asa, Director of Research, St. Louis Zoo
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