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Horse Behavior

One commonality among horse people of all kinds is the desire we all have to develop a good relationship or bond with our horse. Not only does a good horse-human relationship improve our equine interactions, it can also be...
This article was originally published on September 30, 2002. Even though horses don't speak our oral language, they're communicating with us all the time. However, most of us overlook their whispers until they're forced to "shout"—with kicking, spooking, biting or...
This article was originally posted on December 9, 2002. "You get more flies with honey..." "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink..." The English language abounds with colloquialisms like this dealing with ways to influence...
Hand-feeding your horse will make him mouthy, disrespectful, and dangerous! This conventional rule of horsemanship has been taught for years. In truth, many horses accept food without a hint of adverse behavior. Some do become overly excited when tempted by...
We all want to have happy horses. But how can you know for sure that your horse is happy? A recent study* published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE sought to answer that question by looking at a...
Horses are sensitive, but also easy to desensitize. With anything new, a horse will likely react at first. That’s his prey-animal reaction to anything new that could be a threat. Within a split second, horses must decide whether they...
Horses crave structure, consistency, praise and even discipline. In a herd setting, horses feel safe when they know that there’s an order and established rules. They know what to expect and where they stand within the hierarchy of the...
If getting in the trailer isn’t your horse’s favorite activity, making sure that you know where to be can ensure that he’ll step in with ease. When you’re aware of your body position and your horse’s behavior, you’ll be...
Horses learn quickly. In the wild, they learn to read the environment and react in ways that will save their lives. Horses must learn if a sound or object is dangerous to the herd or safe to ignore. If...
Good leaders create structure and rules, then enforce them fairly. When it comes to being a good leader for your horse, make sure you have set rules about your personal space and enforce them consistently. It’s when your rules...
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