Library

The WEN library includes articles from the Equilibre and Wild Equus Netwok archive.

The social life of feral horses – A review of equine social life.

Social Interactions (Si) – A deeper look at complex social behavior in horses as part of our Ethogram Project

Snapping at “Alphas” and submission in horses – Crtitique of the dominance paradigm in horse societies and horsemanship. Spanish Translation “here”

Affiliative behavior in Equus caballus – A look into the glue that binds horse groups.

Huddling in horses – Horses often bunch together when in rest, forming tight or loose huddling formations.

Feral Horses – Wild horse populations around the world are actually feral: of domestic ancestry. Unfortuantely the term “feral” often brings about negative connotations.

Peter Pan Horsemanship – “Just so” explanations abound in horsemanship, but are they really so. Also in Spanish: Peter Pan Horsemanship – esp

Tarpan: A “Heck” of a story – A story on the modern day Tarpan-like breeds.

Caging horses – Stabling is usual in the horse world but it is far from natural.

Horse behaviour: generalizations from observations of one population? – A suggestion on not imposing generalizations. Similar is not equivalent to same.

Lichen licking in feral Pottokas – Horses ingest more than we think.

Blind Men & Elephant parable – Used to illustrate how biases can blind us, preventing us from seeking a more complete understanding on the nature of things.

Herding behavior – Stallions attempt to maintain group cohesion and direction with typical behavior.

Group specific behavior as a basis for equine culture – There is growing evidence for culture in animals other than man.

Horses have hoofs. Chuang Tzu – A tale reminding us that he boasts of knowledge not always knows what to do. In Spanish “here”

Xenophon – On Horses – As far back as ancient Greece, the care for horses was paramount.

Clever Hans the wonderhorse – An article about ‘Hans’ the horse that changed science.

There are also artciles related to our Ethogram Project: Social Interactions (Si)Maintenance Behaviour (M)Play Behaviour (P)Social Behaviour (S) Rest (Re)Ingestion (ing)Huddling (hd)Affiliative (af)

 

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