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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 …

Different Horses, Different Personalities: How I've Worked With …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 18, 2017 15:12

Every horse is different, not only in structure and physical characteristics but also in personality. With a timid horse you need to be supportive, and …

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 …

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 …

Behavior Tip

It is easier to control a horse that wants to please than one that is afraid to disobey.

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, …

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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