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Bombproof Your Horse Part 5: Putting it to the Test

Get suggestions for ways to put your skills to the test and challenge your horse's ability to remain calm and willing. ...

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The Inadvertent Rescuer

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

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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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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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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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Bombproof Your Horse Part 3: Schooling Under Saddle

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

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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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Brave Horses: Are they Born or Made?

Equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, Ph.D., offers suggestions for combating your horse’s flight instinct to make him more confident....

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Introducing Predator to Prey

Dog trainer, Karin Apfel, describes how to create safe introductions between horses and dogs....

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How Smart is Your Horse?

What research has told us about equine behaviour and cognitive capacity...

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