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Domestic Equine Behavior - A Brief History

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:54

Learn about the horse's development from a small quadruped to the large fleet-footed mammal that is on his best behavior with an alpha leader …

Using Behavior to Your Advantage in Training Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:03

Learn three ways equine behavior can work for you in training your horse when you tune into his reactions, attitudes, and need for the right amount of exercise …

Behavior

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

Flossie Sellers

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 16:18

Learn about the three principles of managing your horse's behavior and how to prevent getting drawn into "mind games …

Behavior

Is your horse eating your barn …

Katie Navarra

Is your horse eating your barn …

by Katie Navarra

April 18, 2017 11:52

Learn three reasons why your horse is eating wood and the strategies you can use to prevent this destructive behavior …

Behavior Tip

Never apply a twitch to any part of the horse except the upper lip. Using a twitch on an ear or elsewhere can cause permanent injury.

Behavior

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 9, 2019 18:01

Horses are not born head-shy or ear shy. Regardless of the cause, a head shy horse can be retrained to accept everyday contact for bridling and grooming …

be·hav·ior
/bəˈhāvyər/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
  2. equine activities that provide entertainement to the animal, including bucking, kicking, and spooking.

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