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What Makes Horses “Stubborn”?

Can horses be stubborn, or do we need to dig deeper to deal with a refusal to comply?...

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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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How Can I Reduce My Horse’s Stress?

What to look for to determine if your horse is experiencing chronic stress and how you can help....

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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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Making Sense of Horse Sense: The Clash of Umwelts

When considering any equine or human sensory ability, we need to ask what that sense was evolved to do....

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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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Managing the Lesson String:

Science's Formula for Happier School Horses...

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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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Preventing Biting in Young Horses

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

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Bombproofing Your Horse Part 1

'Bombproofing' is a popular catch-phrase for what is essentially a systematic process to desensitize horses to frightening objects and situations. ...

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