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, resulting result in a tractable and usable riding horse.
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 happier horse (and rider)!
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 activities.
The first contacts a newborn foal has with humans is critical in setting the stage for future training.
Learn how to use your particular horse's specific talents as the key for effectively training your horse.
Learn about the three principles of managing your horse's behavior and how to prevent getting drawn into "mind games."
Learn about the behavioral traits and challenges of your growing foal and how you fit into that ever-changing picture as the horse ages.
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 behaviors.
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.
Read to learn how close attention to your horse's rhythms and movements can improve your interactions with your horse.