Today’s domestic horse, the Przewalski’s horse and other wild horses such as the now extinct tarpan, share a common ancestor. Knowledge on horse behaviour derives partly from studies on Przewalski’s horses reintroduced to their original habitat, but mainly from studies of feral horses - offspring of escaped domestic horses that live under natural or semi natural conditions with no or little human interference.
The horse was domesticated more than 5000 years ago. Although certain characteristics, such as size, type, colour, feed conversion, and temperament have changed, the horse has retained much of its ancestor’s behaviour, especially social and feeding behaviour. The horse is through evolution adapted to a life as a prey animal living on open plains; this is reflected in its behaviour, and the way its senses have developed. Horses have a wide-angled vision, which enables them to detect movements almost all around them. There is only a small “blind area” bordering the flight zone just behind them. In the area, where horses see with both eyes (binocular vision) they are able see objects clearly both close by and at a distance. This type of vision makes it possible for horses to identify feed items (vegetation) close by, and at the same time detect possible dangers at a distance. In nature a quick reaction to a danger and escape (flight reaction) is crucial for survival. Much of this behaviour is present in todays domesticated horse. Sudden, unknown occurrences may cause panic reactions, such as kicking or flight reaction, even in the most confident horse. Horses have good hearing, and due to their ability to move the ears independently they are able to localise sounds/noise, and react to sudden or unusual noise either by alertness or even a flight reaction. Horses in nature or in paddocks normally stay within visual contact with each other. If one horse frightens and try to escape a possible danger, others normally follow. Likewise, a calm and confident horse may have a positive influence on a fearful or shy horse.
Horses are gregarious/herd animals. Under natural conditions horses live relatively close together in groups. The groups typically consist of an adult stallion and a number of mares with offspring, including young males. Young stallions and older stallions without a group of mares also group together. The group stabilises itself with a hierarchy, which is challenged when new members are introduced. A new hierarchy is typically formed within a few days to weeks. Living in groups has a number of advantages, mainly in relation to social learning, seeking feed and water, and a defence strategy to avoid or minimize encounters with predators, an example of this is, when horses on pasture have one horse standing as watchman, when the others are laying down to sleep or rest. Although there may be individual differences, horses will generally become anxious and insecure when isolated from other horses. Lack of social contact both early and later in life may cause development of abnormal behaviour such as weaving in stabled horses, or more aggressive interactions when on pasture with other horses. Furthermore, group housed young horses seem to be easier to handle and train than young horses kept individually.
The product details:
|Horse stall with sliding door and feeder door
10ft x 7ft ( 3m * 2.2m), 12ft x 7ft(3.6m * 2.2m) and 14ft x 7’ft( 4m*2.2m).
any other sizes you like
|Frame tube 2”x2” (50*50mm), strong U channel to take T&G boards
|Powder Coated Finish or Hot Dip Galvanized Finish
Full welds will make sure the stalls are strong and durable.
No sharp edges promise the people and horse safe.
Yoke door allows horses place his head outside.
Powder Coated Finish: We can PC any color you like. Say, Black Color, Blue Color, Hunter Green color, etc.
Assembly easily: use heavy duty bolts or different way connector to connect together.
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