Articles - behaviour

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Ask us: Endotapping

EndoTapping was developed by the French master horseman, J.P. Giacomini, as a way to initiate a state of relaxation in horses during handling and training.

By: HPG
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Bombproofing the Rider

Spooky horses can erode our confidence as riders. We get nervous, the horse gets tense and it can derail the most well-planned de-spooking program.

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 5: Putting it to the Test

You've done the work, and you and your horse are now a confident, skilled team. So, what's next? Time to take on a challenge - obstacle courses.

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Equitation Science

Many argue that equitation science is too mechanical, artificial and formulaic to capture the relationship that humans have with horses

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Making Sense of Horse Sense: The Clash of Umwelts

The concept of umwelt from the German word meaning “surrounding world,” refers to one’s species-specific perception of reality.

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Introducing Predator to Prey

It can be hard initially to predict or control how introducing them to each other will go, and sometimes the first meeting can be pivotal.

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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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Bombproof Your Horse Part 3: Schooling Under Saddle

Learn five strategies to help keep your horse focussed under saddle.

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Stereotypies

Most experts now agree that confining horses to stalls and feeding them concentrated feeds increases the risk of developing stereotypies.