Deterrents for Cribbing Horses

Traditionally, cribbing has been considered a stable vice. "We are moving away from this terminology. The behavior appears to have a physiological or psychological basis and is not merely the...

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Why Is My Horse Acting Irritable?

My Second Level dressage horse, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, has recently been acting irritable when under saddle. It’s not consistent, but when it happens, she becomes reluctant to move off my leg and will sometimes kick out. I’ve had the

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Teach a horse to accept farriery work

Here are some simple exercises for teaching a horse to accept having his hooves handled.

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Why horses seek shelter

New research suggests that your horse may seek shade for a different reason than you might have thought.

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Benefits of a "booming" voice

Research suggests that mares are more attracted to stallions who have deeper whinnies.

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Why Does My Horse Dunk His Hay?

Here are a few reasons your horse might be dunking each mouthful of hay he eats.

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How horses help us heal

As a natural horsemanship clinician for more than two decades, I have learned that horses can help people become not only better riders but better partners, friends and parents.

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Outsmart Anticipation

An equine behaviorist teaches you the why, and expert trainers teach you the how behind your horse’s anticipation—so you can nix it now.

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Beat Burnout

All work and no play…can make for a sour horse and a burned-out rider. If you’re schooling and competing heavily this summer, make sure to set time aside at least once a month to keep your horse fresh—and your own disposition sunnier.

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Jonathan Field: How to overcome head shyness

A trusting relationship will not only help resolve a horse’s aversion to having his ears handled but will head off future behavioral problems.

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Surprising findings about pawing

Contrary to popular belief, pawing may have nothing to do with boredom.

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How to stop mealtime tantrums

Some horses behave badly at feeding time. Here are some tips for maintaining peace and quiet in your barn.

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Does your horse have bucking problems?

Learn how Clinton Anderson and the Method can help get your horse's nasty bucking habit under control. Clinton's Professional Clinician Shana Terry works with Nikki's...

Charles Wilhelm - How to Fix the "Cinchy" Horse

Are you introducing a young horse to the saddle? Or does your riding horse have a bad attitude when you tack up? Make sure your saddle fits correctly and practice this...

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