Category: Horse Behavior

Horse Behavior

How to Desensitize Your Horse

Horses are sensitive, but also easy to desensitize. With anything new, a horse will likely react at first. That’s his…

6 hours ago

Horses Behaving Badly

Horses crave structure, consistency, praise and even discipline. In a herd setting, horses feel safe when they know that there’s…

1 month ago

Get on Board

If getting in the trailer isn’t your horse’s favorite activity, making sure that you know where to be can ensure…

4 months ago

Quick Learners

Horses learn quickly. In the wild, they learn to read the environment and react in ways that will save their…

12 months ago

Taking the Lead

Hyper-vigilant behavior is useful in wild herds, but can be troublesome in domestic horses. Photo: Livno Wild Horses by Brian…

1 year ago

Horse Herd Hierarchy

  You don’t have to watch a herd of horses for long to notice that there’s a distinct pecking order…

1 year ago

Catch Me If You Can

  There’s nothing more frustrating than standing in the paddock, halter in hand as you watch your horse run away…

1 year ago

Herd Bound

You’ve heard horses labeled herd bound, gate sour, herd sour or barn sour. These terms sound like afflictions. But when…

1 year ago

A glossary of equine vocalizations

  While horses rely most on body language to communicate, the noises they make are also meaningful. There are four…

1 year ago

Your Horse’s Five Senses

  Knowing how a horse’s senses work—and how they’re different from human senses—will help you understand how the horse perceives…

2 years ago