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Do Horses Mourn the Loss of Another Horse?

What we know about equine grief....

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Can Horses be Depressed?

My horse is not lame or sick, but he doesn’t seem to have his usual spark. Is it possible that he is depressed?...

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Can Horses Learn Behaviours by Watching Other Horses?

Researchers may not be able to prove it, but many people believe horses can learn from watching others....

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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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Dealing with Domestication

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

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Preventing Biting in Young Horses

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

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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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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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Why Does My Horse Crib and How Do I Get Him to Stop?

Cribbing is one of many stereotypies observed in numerous captive species, defined as ritualized, repetitive behaviour that appears to serve no obvious purpose....

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Out of the Darkness

How to recognize the signs of depression and help bring the light back to your horse’s life...

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