Shade and shelter use in paddock kept horses in Australia

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There is increasing evidence to support the recommendation of providing horses adequate shelter,either man-made shelter or natural shade, in order to safeguard the welfare of the horse. Research has shown weather conditions, particularly extreme temperatures, influence the horse’s shelter seeking behaviour and ability to successfully thermoregulate. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that may influence horse’s shelter seeking behaviour. Time of day, weather conditions, and type of shelter/shade were investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021: Advancing Equestrian Practice to improve equine quality of life - Online
Duration: 20 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


ConferenceInternational Society for Equitation Science Online Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleAdvancing equestrian practice
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