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Recognizing and Preventing Equine Stereotypies

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:05

Cribbing, weaving and stall walking are common stable vices. Learn the 8 common causes of stereotypies and 8 steps you can take to prevent these destructive …

I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 12:03

Have horses that don't get along? Worried about potential injury to horses or people? Equine behavior expert Jenni Nellist offers advice on solving this problem …

Can I Use Clicker Training with My Horse …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 13:45

Six easy guidelines to learn how to use clicker training to train your horse. By equine behaviorist Jenni Nellist

My Horse Is Acting Out: Is He Stressed …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 14:33

Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner …

Behavior Tip

Watch for these common signs of fear in the horse: tail swishing, sweating without exertion, quivering skin, ears pointing at a particular object. Calm your horse with a soothing voice and a light touch.

Imprinting and Training Young Foals – Do it Right

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 15, 2018 14:19

The first contacts a newborn foal has with humans is critical in setting the stage for future training …

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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