Articles - behaviour

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Positive Reinforcement: Where Does It Fit In Equine Training?

With positive reinforcement your reward is seeing your horse anticipate his work eagerly and respond enthusiastically as you gain a richer relationship.

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Make Hoof Care Easy with Clicker Training

Many people struggle when they want to pick up their horse's hooves. Clicker training can definitely help with this issue.

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Nutrition Notes: Pica

If your horse exhibits "pica", the general term for the consumption of non-nutritive substances, you need to look at both diet and environment for answers.

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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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Confinement Refinement: Managing the Stall Rest Sentence

Stall-bound horses are habitually cut off from equine contact, which is compounded by the subsequent diminishment of human contact.

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Herd-bound: Understanding and Coping with Equine Separation Distress

Horses, like humans, are hard-wired to be social; separation elicits distress. This is normal behaviour – and it is adaptive.

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Transforming Frenzied to Friendly

Your horse should display passive body language and easily move out of your way when asked. This article will look at why food-related aggression develops.

By: Anne Gage
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How Smart is Your Horse?

Matching training methods with a horse's cognitive capacity is central to maintaining a balanced social interaction between horse and human.

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Bombproofing Your Horse Part 1

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

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Reducing Separation Anxiety

Hundreds of years of domestication have not erased the fear and stress of separation from the herd that is ingrained into the amygdale.

By: Anne Gage