Articles - Behaviour

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How Can I Reduce My Horse’s Stress?

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.

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Is Your Horse Happy?

Discover how to assess and boost your horse's happiness and improve your horse’s well-being by learning more about what makes him tick.

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Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Closing The Human-To-Horse Communication Divide

In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, seeks to close the communication divide between horses and humans.

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Emotional Rescue: Exploring Love & Loss in Equines

Equine psychologist, Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., explores whether and to what degree horses experience love and loss.

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Is Licking and Chewing a Sign of Submission in Horses?

Licking and chewing in horses originates from a surge in saliva output as the body switches from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Positive Reinforcement Training: Adding Up the Pluses and the Minuses

Positive reinforcement isn’t just for dogs – it can also apply to training horses. Find out how to make your horse want to work for you.

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What Makes Horses “Stubborn”?

Rather than labeling a horse as stubborn, equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, says people should look for the root cause of a refusal to comply.

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The Inadvertent Rescuer

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.

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Stereotypies

Most experts now agree that confining horses to stalls and feeding them concentrated feeds increases the risk of developing stereotypies.

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Dealing with Domestication

In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, shares the latest research on cribbing and other equine stereotypies.