Articles - Behaviour

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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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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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Make Fly Spray Application a Breeze

Teach your horse to actually enjoy having fly spray applied, one small step at a time.

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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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Does My Horse Love Me?

This article explores whether horses experience the feeling of jealousy towards a rival who may threaten the bond they share with their human owner.

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Can Horses Learn Behaviours by Watching Other Horses?

Most equine scientists would agree that horses don’t learn new behaviours by watching other horses perform them. Do you agree with that theory?

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Horses as Healers

When Don Wood returned home to Clearwater, Nova Scotia from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he was haunted by memories of what he’d witnessed.

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 3: Schooling Under Saddle

Learn five strategies to help keep your horse focussed under saddle.

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Herd Harmony: Why Can’t We all Just Get Along?

Equine psychologist, Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., dispels myths about herd dynamics and offers advice to encourage horses to get along.