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Talking to Horses: Exploring Communication & Understanding

Equine psychologist Antonia J. Z. Henderson, Ph.D., explores communication and understanding between humans and horses....

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The Inadvertent Rescuer

Tips for managing horses in groups and the science behind herd dynamics....

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Confinement Refinement: Managing the Stall Rest Sentence

Find out how to reduce your horse's stress should he become confined due to illness or injury....

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Preventing Biting in Young Horses

Youngsters need to learn where their space ends and yours begins....

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The Positives of Negative Reinforcement

Exploring ways to use learning theory to create more equitable training environments for horses in all disciplines....

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Combating Stress in Equine Athletes

Ways to reduce stress for Thoroughbred racehorses....

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Stereotypies

The latest research on cribbing, weaving and other unpleasant habits....

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Herd Dynamics: Keeping the Peace

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson dispels some myths about group turnout and outlines ways to reduce anti-social behaviour and help horses get along....

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When Good Horses “Go Bad”

Equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, Ph.D., says most behaviour issues are rooted in physical discomfort, and encourages owners and caregivers to be more diligent in uncovering these hidden causes....

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Equitation Science

Understanding how your horse learns can improve the way you communicate with him, leading to better results and a stronger relationship. ...

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