Good animal welfare is about more than ensuring your horse’s basic needs are being met, it should also take into consideration his psychological needs.
The idea that a dominance hierarchy is critical to equine social organization and that we must act as alpha in order for our horses to respect us is flawed
Most equine scientists would agree that horses don’t learn new behaviours by watching other horses perform them. Do you agree with that theory?
Licking and chewing in horses originates from a surge in saliva output as the body switches from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system.
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D. discusses the science of fear in horses, including natural, hard-wired responses and learned behaviour.
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D. explains the reasons why your horse may be pawing and what you can do to prevent this unwanted behaviour.
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., describes how to tell if your horse is experiencing chronic stress and what you can do to help.
When you remove your horse from his herd or take away his buddy, he may start having separation anxiety and become agitated and whinny, find out more.
Andrea Harrison says she never set out to be a horse “rescuer,” and yet, her home has become a safe haven for several horses in need of sanctuary.
With such a dizzying array of shapes, materials, colours and patterns, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start when choosing a saddle pad.