Antonia Henderson, Ph.D

Articles by Antonia Henderson, Ph.D - 9 results

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Herd Harmony: Why Can’t We all Just Get Along?

Equine psychologist, Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., dispels myths about herd dynamics and offers advice to encourage horses to get along.

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Does My Horse Love Me?

This article explores whether horses experience the feeling of jealousy towards a rival who may threaten the bond they share with their human owner.