Antonia J.Z. Henderson

Articles by Antonia J.Z. Henderson - 15 results

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Training

Horse Whispering Demystified

Whether natural horsemanship trainers have managed to recreate, in the human/horse dynamic, an equine social order is questionable.

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Behaviour

Brave Horses: Are they Born or Made?

Brave horses are most definitely made, not born. Falling squarely on the “flight” end of the fight-flight spectrum, horses are born not to be brave!

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Behaviour

Talking to Horses: Exploring Communication & Understanding

In this article equine psychologist Antonia J. Z. Henderson, Ph.D., explores communication and understanding between humans and horses.

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Behaviour

Keeping the Herd Happy

Horses are evolutionarily designed to avoid confrontation and embrace affiliation in order to reap the most benefit from living within a group.

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Training

Separation Strategies for the Herd-Bound Horse

When you remove your horse from his herd or take away his buddy, he may start having separation anxiety and become agitated and whinny, find out more.

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Behaviour

How Can I Reduce My Horse’s Stress?

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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Behaviour

Why Horses Paw and How to Prevent It

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.

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Health

Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome

Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome is a type of stereotypy like cribbing, weaving, stall-walking or lip-flapping, generally associated with compromised welfare

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Behaviour

What to do When your Horse is the Herd Outcast

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.

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Behaviour

Fear Factors: Why Horses Spook

Equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D. discusses the science of fear in horses, including natural, hard-wired responses and learned behaviour.