Stress Intensity in Young Hucul Horses During Grooming and Training

Katarzyna Olczak , Marek Tischner


The paper reports on stress intensity of horses du ring grooming, training and habituation to novelty using heart rate reserve as an indicator. The experiment was conducted on six of three-year old hucul colts. Training was based on natural horsemanship techniques. Habituation to a rustling nylon bag was the most stressful task to which horses showed a significant habituation after 10 weeks of training. On the contrary, inspection of the nose, mouth, ears calmed nervous horses often causing negative heart rate reserve value. Yielding form pressure did not cause significant changes in heart rate variability, only small changes were observed probably caused by movement. The existence of long term memory was also proved.
Author Katarzyna Olczak (DoAS / DoSaSRB)
Katarzyna Olczak,,
- Department of Swine and Small Ruminant Breeding
, Marek Tischner (DoAS / HBZ-KRiAZ)
Marek Tischner,,
- Department of Animal Reproduction and Anatomy
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Neményi Miklós (eds.): Science for Sustainability. International Scientific Conference for PhD Students, University of West Hungary, Győr, March 19-20, 2013. Proceedings, 2013, University of West Hungary Press, ISBN 978-963-334-103-2, [978-963-334-106-3], 416 p.
Keywords in Englishhorse, stress, horsemanship, habituation, heart rate
Internal identifierWHiBZ/2013/33
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); after publication
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