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Horse Behavior

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

Taking the Lead

Good leaders create structure and rules, then enforce them fairly. When it comes to being a good leader for your…

4 years ago

Horse Herd Hierarchy

  You don’t have to watch a herd of horses for long to notice that there’s a distinct pecking order…

4 years ago

Catch Me If You Can

  There’s nothing more frustrating than standing in the paddock, halter in hand as you watch your horse run away…

4 years ago

Herd Bound

You’ve heard horses labeled herd bound, gate sour, herd sour or barn sour. These terms sound like afflictions. But when…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

Your Horse’s Five Senses

  Knowing how a horse’s senses work—and how they’re different from human senses—will help you understand how the horse perceives…

4 years ago

Bomb-Proofing Tips from Mounted Police Officers

Along with their human partners, police horses are conspicuous everywhere from riots to county fairs. But even more than holding…

5 years ago

Helping Horses Acclimate to a New Home

  Jodi Tluczek watched her horses graze in her backyard. "They look wonderful now,” she says. "But you should have…

5 years ago