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Horse Behavior

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…

10 months 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…

11 months 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…

12 months 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…

1 year ago

Avoid Vet Day Blues: Strategies to Help Your Horse Work With a Veterinarian

Getting your horse ready for a routine vet appointment is an important part of horse ownership, and for many horse…

1 year ago

Understanding Your Horse’s Brain

Thanks to recent equine neuroscience research, we’re gaining true understanding of the connection between equine brain function and effective training.…

1 year ago

Horse and Pony Questions: Building a Bond

QUESTION: I had a tight, close-knit bond with my first horse. Now I have a new horse, and I want…

1 year ago

Equine Emotional Intelligence

Horse owners often wonder if their horses are expressing emotions or equine emotional intelligence. While they may not have the…

2 years ago

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 years 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.…

2 years ago