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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 …

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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 …

Desensitize Your Horse to Common Encounters

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:16

Because of the horse's exceptionally perceptive and sensitive nature, he has the ability to detect sensory stimuli on the trail or in unfamiliar places that …

Behavior

How Horses Learn

EquiMed Staff

How Horses Learn

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:34

With positive reinforcement, a horse learns to perform an action to receive something he desires, such as food, stroking, or praise …

Behavior Tip

It is dangerous to turn out a new horse with an established herd in a confined paddock. Allow your herd to become acquainted with a new horse across a sturdy fence line for a period of time.

Behavior

Dealing with the Barn Sour Horse

Heather Smith Thomas

Dealing with the Barn Sour Horse

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 7, 2020 16:16

The barn sour horse gets anxious and difficult to control when away from its barn or herd mates. Understanding the causes and retraining makes a safer and …

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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