Good animal welfare is about more than ensuring your horse’s basic needs are being met, it should also take into consideration his psychological needs.
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The idea that a dominance hierarchy is critical to equine social organization and that we must act as alpha in order for our horses to respect us is flawed
The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.
Most equine scientists would agree that horses don’t learn new behaviours by watching other horses perform them. Do you agree with that theory?
Licking and chewing in horses originates from a surge in saliva output as the body switches from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system.
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D. discusses the science of fear in horses, including natural, hard-wired responses and learned behaviour.
Restore harmony with expert advice on how to handle upset in the herd when one horse doesn’t fit in, and is cast out by the other horses.
Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome is a type of stereotypy like cribbing, weaving, stall-walking or lip-flapping, generally associated with compromised welfare
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D. explains the reasons why your horse may be pawing and what you can do to prevent this unwanted behaviour.
Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., describes how to tell if your horse is experiencing chronic stress and what you can do to help.
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