Antonia Henderson

Articles by Antonia Henderson - 19 results

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Behaviour

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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Behaviour

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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Behaviour

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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Behaviour

Dealing with Domestication

In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, shares the latest research on cribbing and other equine stereotypies.

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Behaviour

When Good Horses “Go Bad”

How often have we heard about a horse, or horses, who “went sour,” (i.e. the horse’s true bad nature did not reveal itself until later)?

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Behaviour

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Closing The Human-To-Horse Communication Divide

In this article equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, seeks to close the communication divide between horses and humans.

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Behaviour

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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Behaviour

What Makes Horses “Stubborn”?

Rather than labeling a horse as stubborn, equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, says people should look for the root cause of a refusal to comply.

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Behaviour

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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Training

The Positives of Negative Reinforcement

With negative reinforcement, we achieve the desired behaviour by taking away something unpleasant. Keep reading for more information.