Social relationships in a herd of Sorraia horses: Part I. Correlates of social dominance and contexts of aggression

@article{Heitor2006SocialRI,
  title={Social relationships in a herd of Sorraia horses: Part I. Correlates of social dominance and contexts of aggression},
  author={Filipa Heitor and Maria do Mar Oom and Lu{\'i}s Vicente},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2006},
  volume={73},
  pages={170-177}
}
Factors related to dominance rank and the functions of aggression were studied in a herd of Sorraia horses, Equus caballus, under extensive management. Subjects were 10 adult mares 5-18 years old and a stallion introduced into the group for breeding. Dominance relationships among mares were clear, irrespective of rank difference, and remained stable after introduction of the stallion. The dominance hierarchy was significantly linear and rank was positively correlated with age and total… CONTINUE READING

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