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Keeping the Herd Happy

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Herd-bound: Understanding and Coping with Equine Separation Distress

You have been transferred to solitary confinement. You do not know why. ...

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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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Equitation Science

Understanding how your horse learns can improve the way you communicate with him, leading to better results and a stronger relationship. ...

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Herd Dynamics: Keeping the Peace

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson dispels some myths about group turnout and outlines ways to reduce anti-social behaviour and help horses get along....

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