Equine Behavior Articles by The Equine Behaviorist Jennifer Williams

  • Translating the Language of Horses. Dr. Jennifer Williams. EQUUS. November 2007
    Learn about a study that looks at what horses mean when they open their mouths.
  • Off to a Good Start, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, January 2007
    Learn about normal mare and foal behavior - and learn what to watch out for.
  • What's Your Horse Telling You?, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, July 2006.
    What does your horse mean when he snorts? Can a squeal tell you about his mood? Learn what he means when he starts "talking".
  • Reform Your Problem Hauler, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, April 2006.
    Does your horse refuse to load? Kick and stomp as you go down the road? Learn how to reform him and trailer in peace.
  • How Horses Learn, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, January 2006
    Animal scientists have spent years researching how horses learn, and you can put this research to work in your training program.
  • Dealing with Stallions, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, January 2006
    Owning a stallion is a serious commitment. Learn how to care for, handle, and house stallions.
  • When Hooves Fly, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, July 2005
    Do you have a horse who kicks? This behavior is dangerous - your horse can hurt himself, other horses, and even his human handlers. Learn what kicking means and how to reform a kicker.
  • Tough Customer, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, September 2004
    Have you met a grumpy horse? One that lunges at stall doors, pins his ears when ridden, or just has a 'sour attitude'? Read this article to understand why some horses are grumpy all the time!
  • Happy Together, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, December 2003
    Does your horse call for his pasture mate when you try to ride? Does he refuse to obey your commands because he's too busy trying to get back to the horse in a neighboring stall? This article explains why this happens and gives you some tips for coping with horses who hate being separated.
  • When Your Horse Plays Hard to Catch, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, August 2003
    Does your run off when he sees you in the pasture with a halter? This article explains why he might be hard to catch and how to reform him.
  • The effects of an imprint training procedure conducted at birth on the reactions of foals at six months of age, J.L. Williams, T.H. Friend, M.N. Collins, M.J. Toscano, A. Sisto-Burt, and C.H. Nevill, Equine Veterinary Journal, 2003, 35(2).
    This article describes the effects of a study that investigates imprint training in foals. Foals either received 4 imprint training sessions (birth, 12, 24, and 48 hours after birth), 1 session at birth only, 12, 24, 48, or 72 hours after birth only, or no imprint training. The foals were not handled again until they were six months of age. At that time, there were no differences between foals who had received 4 sessions, those who had received 1 session, or those who had not been imprint training in regards to their reactions to objects that had been used during imprint training, their reaction to new objects, or their behavior. In this study, imprint training was not effective in making the foals better behaving or less reactive.
  • The effects of early training sessions on the reactions of foals at 1, 2, and 3 months of age, J. L. Williams, T. H. Friend, M. J. Toscano, M. N. Collins, A. Sisto-Burt and C. H. Nevill, Applied Animal Behavioural Science, 2002, 77(2): 105-115
    This article describes the effects of a study of imprint training on foals. Foals either received imprint training at birth, 12, 24, and 48 hours after birth or they were unhandled. When all foals were tested at 1, 2, and 3 months of age, there was no difference in the reactions of foals or their behavior. In this study, imprint training wasn't effective in producing foals who were less reactive or better behaved.

Other Equine Articles by The Equine Behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Williams

  • Texas Sidesaddle Riders. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Image. 2008.
  • Chowing Down. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. April 2008.
  • Covered. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. April 2008.
  • Safe sex. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. December 2007.
  • Sidesaddle up. Dr. Jennifer Williams, Out Here Magazine. Winter 2007.
  • Planning a barn party. Dr. Jennifer Williams, Stable Management. October 2007
  • A place to put stuff. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. September 2007
  • Operation Rescue: Consultation. Dr. Jennifer Williams. EQUUS Magazine. August 2007.
  • The Bedding Debate. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. August 2007.
  • Adding On. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. August 2007.
  • Organizing your Tack Room. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. July 2007.
  • Stephanie Hutcherson and Touche Roman Riding Aside. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Appaloosa Horse Journal. July 2007.
  • Shiny, Happy Horses. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. May 2007.
  • NAIS and Horses. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Newsletter. Spring 2007.
  • Neglected Horses: When to Call the Authorities. Dr. Jennifer Williams. EQUUS Website. March 2007.
  • Hold Your Temper With Neglectful Horse Owners. Dr. Jennifer Williams. EQUUS Website. March 2007.
  • Hard Lucky Horse. Dr. Jennifer Williams. EQUUS. March 2007.
  • Less is More?. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. February 2007.
  • HELP Offers Healing to Children and Their Families. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Hill Country Sun. December 2006 - January 2007.
  • Going Co-Op. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. December 2006.
  • Giving Back. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. October 2006.
  • There's a Bad Ring to It. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. October 2006.
  • The Business of Sidesaddle. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. June 2006.
  • Foal Rejection. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Stable Management. May 2006.
  • Finding a Trainer to Trust. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Horse of Kings. Spring 2006.
  • Helping Hooves. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II March 2006.
  • My Story: Group Helps Needy Equines. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Galveston Daily News. February 5, 2006.
  • Equine humane society offers help to the 'other' hurricane victims, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Wharton Journal-Spectacular, September 2005
  • Starving and dehydrated horses saved, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Lexington Leader, September 7, 2005
  • Horse rescues and sheriffs' offices: Working together to help needy horses, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Lawmen Magazine, June 2005
  • Unraveling the mystery of Fell Pony syndrome, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, June 2005
  • Buying a Used Horse Trailer, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, March 2005.
  • Kids Can Make a Difference, Too!, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Chronicle of the Horse, December 2004.
  • Lone Star Equine Rescue, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Young Rider Magazine, September/October 2004
  • A Weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park: Promoting Iberian Horses and Making New Friends, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Andalusian Magazine, Fall 2004
  • Reputable Rescue or Shameless Scam?, Dr. Jennifer Williams, EQUUS Magazine, October 2004
  • Habitat for Horses: Changing Lives One Horse at a Time, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Animal Guardian, Fall 2004
  • Try Riding Aside with Crossroads Ladies Aside, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Flying Changes, May 2004
  • Lone Star Equine Rescue - Helping Horses in Texas, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Horse News, July 2003
  • What's all the Fuss About Adoption?, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Horse Talk, June 2003
  • I Saw a Neglected Horse, What Do I Do Now?, Dr. Jennifer Williams Texas Horse Talk, May 2003
  • What is Horse Neglect, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Horse Talk, April 2003
  • Lonestar Equine Rescue, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Horse Talk, March 2003
  • What is an Equine Rescue?, Dr. Jennifer Williams, Texas Horse Talk, February 2003

Other Articles by The Equine Behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Williams

  • Cat Wills and Trusts. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Fancy. October 2008.
  • Plan ahead to protect your cat. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Channel. October 2008.
  • Shimek Gardens. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Image. 2008.
  • Marguerite Rogers House Museum Story. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Image. 2008.
  • Balancing glucose. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Dog Fancy. November 2007.
  • Is your cat a therapy pet? Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Fancy. November 2007.
  • Would your cat make a good therapy cat? Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Channel. November 2007
  • Texas Living History Day. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Hill Country Sun. September 2007
  • Becoming a Feline Foster Parent. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Fancy. June 2007.
  • San Marcos based Musician Adam Carroll Creating Memorable Characters Through Music . Dr. Jennifer Williams. Hill Country Sun. June 2007.
  • Thousand Hills Cowboy Church. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Hill Country Sun June 2007.
  • Building Your Own Cat Tree. Dr. Jennifer Williams. Cat Fancy. May 2007.

Books by The Equine Behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Williams

  • How to Start and Run a Rescue. 2007. Published by: Primedia Equine Collection.

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