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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.

Teach Your Horse to Stand Still While Mounting

Just because many horses move off when their riders try to mount, it doesn’t mean that the issue isn’t a…

4 months ago

Parelli Natural Horsemanship: The Seven Games

Seven Games are the basis of true communication with horses. Everything you ask your horse to do—in or out of…

7 months 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 types…

7 months ago

Changing Herd Dynamics

As a horse owner, you know if your horse is the boss or at the bottom of the pecking order…

7 months ago

Stable Vices vs. Coping Mechanisms

We all have our own ways of dealing with stress, setbacks, relationship woes, demanding workloads and all of the effects…

9 months ago

6 Tips to Help Your Horse’s Boredom

When horses get bored, they sometimes get destructive, as many chewed stall walls and broken fence rails can attest. A…

9 months ago

Listening to the Horse with Warwick Schiller

A few years ago, I fully believed I had this whole horse training thing figured out. I had won big…

1 year ago

Moody Mares: Curing Common Behavior Issues

By the time I arrived at the showgrounds with my mare, Sally, I had left nothing to chance. I was…

1 year ago

Horse Illustrated Podcast Episode 16

In podcast episode 16 of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Straight Arrow Products, hosts…

1 year ago

Teaching a Horse to Respect Personal Space

There comes a time in every relationship when an honest evaluation is needed, and that includes your partnership with your…

1 year ago