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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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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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Nutrition Notes: Pica

Eeew! Why does my horse eat poo?...

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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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Combating Stress in Equine Athletes

Ways to reduce stress for Thoroughbred racehorses....

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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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Does My Horse Love Me?

Equine psychologist, Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., explores the concept of attachment and offers hints for strengthening the bond between horses and humans....

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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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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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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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