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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 …

Recognizing and Preventing Equine Stereotypies

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2023 20:51

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 …

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 …


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 …

Behavior Tip

Horses that have been living in a stable may have difficulty in sleeping when turned-out in the open. Expect a disrupted sleeping pattern to result in behavior and performance changes for the first month.

Learned Helplessness - An Unfortunate Short Cut in Horse Training

by Mark Sellers

February 11, 2021 18:36

Fortunately, the trend is to consider the well-being of the horse during training, and to use techniques that are based on scientifically sound evidence, …

  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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