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Herd Harmony: Why Can’t We all Just Get Along?

Equine psychologist, Antonia J.Z. Henderson, Ph.D., dispels myths about herd dynamics and offers advice to encourage horses to get along....

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Positive Reinforcement Training: Adding Up the Pluses and the Minuses

Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs - it can also apply to training horses. Find out how to make your horse want to work for you....

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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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How Smart is Your Horse?

What research has told us about equine behaviour and cognitive capacity...

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 3: Schooling Under Saddle

Learn five strategies to help keep your horse focussed under saddle....

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Bombproofing Your Horse Part 1

'Bombproofing' is a popular catch-phrase for what is essentially a systematic process to desensitize horses to frightening objects and situations. ...

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Bombproof Your Horse Part 5: Putting it to the Test

Get suggestions for ways to put your skills to the test and challenge your horse's ability to remain calm and willing. ...

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When Good Horses “Go Bad”

Equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, Ph.D., says most behaviour issues are rooted in physical discomfort, and encourages owners and caregivers to be more diligent in uncovering these hidden causes....

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Stereotypies

The latest research on cribbing, weaving and other unpleasant habits....

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Decoding Equine Emotions

Equine psychologist, Antonia Henderson, PhD, describes what we know - and what we think we know - about horses' emotions. ...

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