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Horse Behavior

What Horses Really Want

This excerpt from What Horses Really Want by Lynn Acton is adapted and reprinted with permission from Trafalgar Square Books…

8 months ago

Voice Recognition: How Horses Respond to Voice

Does your horse eagerly whinny when you call to him, or is he silently holding a grudge from last week’s…

9 months ago

The Puzzling Horse Feeder

When presented with a new challenge, does your horse give up, or is he a regular MacGyver? In the first experiment…

9 months ago

Rescue? Me?—A Sudden Realization Creates a Change in Horse Training Tactics

I never thought in a million years I would open an equine sanctuary in my mid-50s and that I would…

9 months ago

In the Blink of an Eye: Could the Amount of Blinking Indicate Stress in Horses?

Despite their reactive reputation, horses are not always easy to read—particularly when they are well-trained. Ol’ Fred may seem calm…

11 months ago

Lend Me Your Ears: What Does Your Horse’s Ear Position Tell You

Horses coexist as herd animals with complex social relationships that depend on visual and auditory cues to tell friend from…

1 year ago

Naturally Calm: How to Work with a Nervous Horse

The round pen used to be a rider’s best friend when it came to dealing with a horse that was…

1 year ago

How to Train a Horse – Tough Love

Learning how to train a horse with tough love started with my chestnut, Chizzy. He's the first young horse I…

1 year ago

How to Bond with your New Horse – Tools for Trust

What can you do to bond with your new horse? After horse shopping for months, you found him—the perfectly seasoned…

1 year ago

Horse Behavior: Forgetting a Painful Past

If your normally cooperative horse has become resistant to something he’s done willingly for ages, it’s important you investigate what’s…

2 years ago