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A horse's brain is hardwired for survival and works much differently from the brain of normal humans.

What's Your Horse Thinking?

Animal scientist Temple Grandin, PhD, offers insights into your horse's thoughts and feelings--and how they affect his behavior.

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A Girl and Her Horse

Ainsley Myers, 13, and her horse, Gazant, share a hug in Sunset, LA

Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer performing a Pas de Deux freestyle test on Saturday at CHIO Aachen (

U.S. Eyes Top Finishes at CHIO Aachen

The host of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games, Aachen draws many of the best in the game for world class competition held over ten days.

?Try to find the safest and best-trained horse your money can buy,? advises Julie Goodnight (shown). ?You?ll love a horse that makes you feel safe.? Photo by Heidi Melocco

Six Key Horse-Hunting Questions

Looking for a new trail horse? Here are six key questions to ask the owner from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight.

Trappe Hill Farm offers visitors a chance to interact with horses.

Virginia Hunt Country Stable Tour May 25-26, 2013

The self-drive tour offers access to some of Virginia's most famous horse farms, as well as the Middleburg Training Track, jumping and coaching demonstrations, a polo match and more.

John Hoyt (right) was a regular at the World Shows. He?s here with Harold Hudspeth at the 1994 AQHA World Championship Show. Journal Archive photo.

True Grit

He has been called the John Wayne of horse training, but most know him as the man with a heart of gold.

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Aniello Completes FEI World Cup Vaulting Final in Seventh Place

the United States was represented for the first time by male vaulter Gabe Aniello.

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Be Prepared for an Equine Emergency

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) offers these tips to help you prepare for any equine emergency.


The Top Five Ways to Keep Mud Under Control in Your Horse's Pens

with some of the drastic temperature changes we?ve been seeing already many horse owners are already dealing with mud in their horse?s pens and pastures.

Video: Horses in a Dream

Watch the magnificent footage of running horses from Wittydud

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Horses Healing Hearts Brings Smiles to Children

Horses Healing Hearts helps children raised with addiction in their home by working with horses.

Gentle Carousel Horses visit Sandy Hook memorial to the slain children and teachers.

Miniature Horses Comfort Newtown Families

Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses recently returned to Florida after two weeks in Newtown, CT, where they interacted with Sandy Hook families and first responders.

Your horse may enjoy it, but that cold air and snow can set the state for skin problems. Horse Journal

Equine Winter Skin Care

Nip problems before they become major issues, looking deeply into that long winter coat.

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Beware the Wind!

Protect your horses from winter's wicked winds.

Dr. Jennifer Nadeau of the University of Connecticut

My Horse University Webinar: Horse Play

Join Dr. Jenifer Nadeau on December 18, 2012, 7 p.m., for a discussion of the importance of play in horses, and whether "toys" really stimulate play.


Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

Colic, which is actually not a disease itself but a sign of stomach pains, can be caused by many different factors so it is well worth every horse owner?s time to learn all they can about prevention of this syndrome.

Roy Exum

The Humane Society of the United States Honors Roy Exum as Humane Horseman of the Year

Journalist Recognized as a Champion for Tennessee Walking Horses and the Horse Protection Act

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Enjoy Your Horse on a Budget

Tightened your belt, but still hungry for fun? Check out these appealing, affordable horsey activities that won't hurt your budget.

2012 International Equestrian Award Winners Announced by PATH Intl.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Award Winners were honored November 2, 2012, at the annual PATH Intl. Awards Banquet.

The Rest of a Cure: How a Senior Horse Helped a Woman Live Again

Jerrie Kelly, a breast cancer survivor, tells the story of her senior horse, Phalcon.

Horses n Heroes

Horses n Heroes is a non-profit organization that helps girls learn tools to help them with life, tools like respect and responsibility through working and riding horses.

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Riders Aim to Topple Records During Alltech National Horse Show Puissance

Translated from French, the word ?puissance? means power ? and that's exactly what horse and rider pairs will need to soar to record-breaking heights during Friday?s Alltech National Horse Show Puissance.


First Frost Reminders

The first autumn frost brings some short-term health hazards that need watching.

EQUUS Foundation & Animal Planet Provide Hope for Horses and Humans

"Rescue, Re-Train and Re-Home," is the tagline selected by the EQUUS Foundation for its participation in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) matching campaign at


This Holiday Season: A True Gift for the Senior Horses

For owners of senior horses, who dedicate themselves to assuring that their old friend will always have a forever home, finding ways to make winter more comfortable is the greatest gift of all.


Equitrekking Launches

The company's award-winning equestrian travel experts describe the best North American dude ranches on a new website.

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Fall Trail Riding Tips

From clearing brush to trail footwear selection, we offer tips from two experts who'll keep you on track.

Video: AQHA Fundamental Halter Training

Pressure and release are the two foundations of teaching your horse how to yield to the halter. Pressure motivates and release teaches.

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Sanctuary Belize Equestrian Center

One of the only five-ecosystem developments in the world, Sanctuary Belize now has an equestrian center and riding trails.

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The Companion Horse

Can't keep your senior horse at home, but don't want to give him up? Find him a new home as companion horse.


AQHA Beginners Guide to Showing

Ready to get started in the Western show ring? The American Quarter Horse Journal has the information you need.

Video: Understanding Laminitis

The non-profit Animal Health Foundation and Dr. Donald Walsh offer the latest practical and scientific information to help you and your horse avoid or overcome laminitis in its many forms.

Video: Horses of Hope Therapeutic Riding

Horses of Hope - The Dream is a feature that shows how therapeutic riding can impact the lives of those who participate.

Video: Preventing Cribbing

What is cribbing, and how can you prevent it?

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The Top 5 Things To Do To Your Horse Trailer Before Winter

Doing some fall maintenance on your horse trailer can be one of the most cost-effective things a horse owner can do

PATH Intl. Attests to the Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship

the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) wishes to offer some clarity and perhaps a re-introduction for some to the organization and the work it does on behalf of those with special needs.

Blue went from team-roping horse to movie star. (Sam Emerson - Disney Enterprises Inc.)

Blue's Big Screen Debut

After being discovered at a roping, "Blue" went on to become Hannah Montana's movie horse.


Fear of Horse Fly Spray

Do you have a horse who reacts violently to the noise or sensation of being sprayed with fly spray? Here are four steps for easing his fear.


Riding Horses Safely in Traffic

Do your trail rides have to end where the public road begins? Not after our endurance rider expert shares her tips for safely riding your horse across roads and in traffic.

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Ranch or Beach Vacation?

To beach or not to beach? That is often the question ???? at least when it comes to finding a great value vacation. But when it comes to getting the most for your bucks, could a western horseback riding holiday be the better option?

How To Tie Your Horse Properly

AQHA Professional Horsewoman Nancy Cahill explains the basics of tying your horse--from the safest places to the best kinds of knots.

Video: CHA Young Riders Clinic

Starting them out young? Christy Landwehr and Middle Tennessee State's Anne Brzezicki explain the basics in a horsemanship clinic for youngsters from the Certified Horsemanship Association.


2012 International Dressage at Devon Horse Show

In September, Dressage at Devon brings top competitors, horses, trainers and judges from across the continent and around the globe together for one of the highest-rated international dressage competitions and the most complete breed show outside of Europe.