Harmonious Housing Practices for Horses

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Who’s the barn boss? Just as importantly, who isn’t? Research is giving us a better understanding of equine hierarchies in both feral and domestic populations. And that insight is leading scientists to rethink the way we house, feed, and even work our horses. Respecting rank can improve our horses’ health and welfare as well as our own safety. By paying attention to hierarchy and giving our horses the opportunity to define it, we can help ensure harmony in the barn and beyond.

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Passionate about horses and science from the time she was riding her first Shetland Pony in Texas, Christa Lesté-Lasserre writes about scientific research that contributes to a better understanding of all equids. After undergrad studies in science, journalism, and literature, she received a master’s degree in creative writing. Now based in France, she aims to present the most fascinating aspect of equine science: the story it creates. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.

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