Dr. Katrina Merkies

Do You Speak Horse?

Dr. Katrina Merkies ,at the University of Guelph, are conducting a research study "Human Distinction Between Positive and Negative Horse Vocalizations”

Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may result in a fear response. Positive punishment is one of four principles that make up […]