Ralston Horse Behavior Research Search Portal
The Rutgers University Young Horse Teaching & Research Program videos were produced for research and classroom use, and include records of standardized temperament tests, veterinary care, and general behaviors for two "non-traditional" types of horses for which there is a dearth of data: draft horse crosses and Bureau of Land Management mustangs. The Program's research focus is on the nutritional requirements of young horses, and relationships between nutrition and behavior for these less-studied breeds; the Program also provides 30 students a year with a unique opportunity to train and handle young horses; each student has charge of a horse, and logs behaviors and other data for that horse throughout the course. Research data has been the basis of several honors theses. For more information about the Program, see http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~ruhorse/index.html.