In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, shares the latest research on cribbing and other equine stereotypies.
If you are having trouble bridling your horse, first check for any physical issues that might be the source of the problem, then check your bridling skills.
Teach your horse to actually enjoy having fly spray applied, one small step at a time.
Many people struggle when they want to pick up their horse's hooves. Clicker training can definitely help with this issue.
Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson examines equine emotions – what research has revealed, what we think we know, and what might be possible.
Stall-bound horses are habitually cut off from equine contact, which is compounded by the subsequent diminishment of human contact.
Matching training methods with a horse's cognitive capacity is central to maintaining a balanced social interaction between horse and human.
Hundreds of years of domestication have not erased the fear and stress of separation from the herd that is ingrained into the amygdale.
'Bomb-proofing' is a popular catch-phrase for what is essentially a systematic process to desensitize horses to frightening objects and situations.
You can expect to spend several hundred dollars for a pair of quality custom chaps. But, chaps are an investment that will last for years.
Spooky horses can erode our confidence as riders. We get nervous, the horse gets tense and it can derail the most well-planned de-spooking program.
EndoTapping was developed by the French master horseman, J.P. Giacomini, as a way to initiate a state of relaxation in horses during handling and training.
Many argue that equitation science is too mechanical, artificial and formulaic to capture the relationship that humans have with horses
You've done the work, and you and your horse are now a confident, skilled team. So, what's next? Time to take on a challenge - obstacle courses.
It can be hard initially to predict or control how introducing them to each other will go, and sometimes the first meeting can be pivotal.