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Horse Behavior

Horse Illustrated’s articles on horse behavior involve how to bond with your horse, how your horse reacts, what your horse is thinking, normal behavior, and more. Topics can include desensitizing your equine partner to various objects, how riders can create misbehaviors, how to motivate your mount, how to interpret actions and what they mean, how to avoid issues while on the ground and while in the saddle, how to be the leader with the herd, how equines behave in the wild, research into horse behavior, how the equine brain works, and so much more. If you want to understand how the equine mind works and how you can get the desired results with your partner, then look no further.

Recognizing the Connection Between Dental Pain and Horse Behavior Problems

Could dental pain be the culprit for your horse’s behavioral problems? A recent study done by researchers at the University…

2 weeks ago

May 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: How to Help a Nervous Horse

A nervous horse can react in several ways, from tense muscles to stopping, snorting, and bolting in the opposite direction.…

3 months ago

The Onaqui Mountain Wild Horses

As I looked out over a golden valley at sunset, filled with over 100 wild horses peacefully grazing together, I…

5 months ago

How Riders Create Misbehavior in Their Horses

misThe reins sting your hands as your horse’s head dives like a falling rock for the tall mound of grass.…

1 year ago

Horses in Translation

Here are some ways that anyone can learn horse behavior by developing their own horse sense and how their horse's…

1 year ago

April SmartTip of the Month Presented by SmartPak: Horse Behavior

Thumbs Up: Checking off the common causes of “bad” behavior An excitable, spooky horse can totally take the fun out…

1 year ago

Building a Bond with Your Horse

One commonality among horse people of all kinds is the desire we all have to develop a good relationship or…

1 year ago

Reasons for Horse Behavior Problems

Even though horses don't speak our oral language, they're communicating with us all the time. However, most of us overlook…

1 year ago

Motivating Your Horse

"You get more flies with honey..." "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink..." The…

1 year ago

Hand-Feeding Treats to Horses

Hand-feeding your horse treats will make him mouthy, disrespectful, and dangerous! This conventional rule of horsemanship has been taught for…

1 year ago