Articles - behaviour

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Decoding Equine Emotions

Equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, describes what we know – and what we think we know – about horses’ emotions.

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Brave Horses: Are they Born or Made?

Brave horses are most definitely made, not born. Falling squarely on the “flight” end of the fight-flight spectrum, horses are born not to be brave!

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Horses as Healers

When Don Wood returned home to Clearwater, Nova Scotia from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he was haunted by memories of what he’d witnessed.

By: Liz Brown
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Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Closing The Human-To-Horse Communication Divide

In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, seeks to close the communication divide between horses and humans.

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When Good Horses “Go Bad”

How often have we heard about a horse, or horses, who “went sour,” (i.e. the horse’s true bad nature did not reveal itself until later)?

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Managing the Lesson String:

Whether a two-horse string for beginners or a stable of school masters for serious amateurs, there is considerable value to a good lesson horse.

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Resistance-free Bridling

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.

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Dealing with Domestication

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

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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.