Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB

Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, is a certified applied animal behaviorist and the founding head of the equine behavior program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the author of numerous books and articles about horse behavior and management.

Articles by: Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB

Stressed in the Stall; pawing in stall

Stressed in the Stall

My horse recently started pacing and digging holes in his stall. What could be causing this behavior?

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Donkey Dynamics

What might cause a young male donkey to suddenly split from the herd? An equine behaviorist offers insight.

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Selenium and Cribbing: Is There a Relationship?

An Old Horse Starts Cribbing

A reader’s 17-year-old horse started trying to crib recently, which she’s never seen him do before. Why would he start now? An equine behaviorist offers insight.

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Watching the Herd

How can watching horses interact in a herd help improve my relationship with my horse?

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