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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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Positive Reinforcement: Where Does It Fit In Equine Training?

Regardless of whether the spin comes from George Morris, Anky von Grunsven, or Monty Roberts, all horse training relies on the same basic principles of learning theory, grounded in over a hundred years of psychological research. ...

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Calming Products: The Kinder Alternative?

There are good reasons for trying to reduce equine stress levels. Learn which products are available to do so. ...

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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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Decoding Equine Emotions

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson examines equine emotions – what research has revealed, what we think we know, and what might be possible....

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How to Tell if Your Horse is in Pain

Assessing the many faces of pain. ...

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Keeping the Herd Happy

Management tips for keeping horses safely in groups....

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How to: Deal with a “Pushy” Horse

Horses that are pushy can be very frustrating and even dangerous to be around....

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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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Bombproof Your Horse Part 3: Schooling Under Saddle

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

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