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Horse Behavior

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

What Does it Mean When a Horse Snorts?

We all want to have happy horses. But how can you know for sure that your horse is happy? A…

2 years ago

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 years ago

The Importance of Timing in Horse Training

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

3 years ago