Detour behaviour in horses (Equus caballus)

  title={Detour behaviour in horses (Equus caballus)},
  author={Paolo Baragli and Valentina Vitale and Elisa Paoletti and Claudio Sighieri and Adam R Reddon},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of horses (Equus caballus) to detour around symmetric and asymmetric obstacles. Ten female Italian saddle horses were each used in three detour tasks. In the first task, the ability to detour around a symmetrical obstacle was evaluated; in the second and third tasks subjects were required to perform a detour around an asymmetrical obstacle with two different degrees of asymmetry. The direction chosen to move around the obstacle and time… CONTINUE READING


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