Researchers Compare Different Types of Horses' Temperaments
Standardized temperament tests have become useful in the equine industry, helping breeders and buyers determine which horse is right for which rider and discipline. Five years into its existence, the “complete temperament test” is getting a closer look from French researchers. And they’re finding significant trends with regard to horse age, breed, discipline, and ease of riding.

While a horse’s temperament remains fairly constant throughout life, certain aspects of that temperament—notably, fear and reaction to social isolation—can evolve as the horse m

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