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

horse scratching an itch; equine self-mutilation

Equine Self-Mutilation

There are at least three distinct types of self-mutilative behavior in horses. Here’s what researchers know about them and how management changes and other options can help reduce their frequency.

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Moody Horses

Why Is My Horse Moody?

Does it sometimes seem like your horse is having a bad day? Here are the possible reasons behind equine mood swings.

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Toning Down Playtime

Toning Down Playtime

How can I make my horse a less attractive target for his pasturemate, who likes to tug at halters and fly masks?

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