Handling and Restraint

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How to Clip and Bathe Safely

April 17, 2014

Clipping and bathing can be safe, efficient, and positive experiences for you and your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 14, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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How to Introduce Your Horse to the Beach

March 20, 2014

Learn how to safely introduce your horse to the beach.... Read More

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Buck Brannaman on Horse Herd Behavior and Yielding Softly

March 14, 2014

Brannaman said owners need to train their horses to yield softly to their humans--including veterinarians.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Feel Safe with You

March 13, 2014

Kerri Lake, a professional facilitator of animal communication, talks about how to help your horse feel safe.... Read More

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What Does a 2- or 3-Year-Old Horse Need to Know?

March 04, 2014

When working with young horses, what types of lessons should be included?... Read More

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Trailer Unloading Problems

December 05, 2013

Why does my horse bolt out of the back of the trailer as soon as we start to open the back gate?... Read More

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Can't Catch My Horse

November 14, 2013

Learn how to deal with a horse or pony that doesn't like to be caught in the pasture.... Read More

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Solve Trailer Loading Issues

October 03, 2013

Learn how to handle trailer loading problems with Robyn Spector, of Petaluma, Calif. ... Read More

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Grandin on Keeping Horses Calm During Handling

August 26, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin gave the keynote at the 2013 American College of Theriogenology Symposia and Conference.... Read More

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Of Dogs and Horses

May 07, 2013

Horse people are usually dog people too. How do you keep both horses and dogs safe on your property?... Read More

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German Hackamores: Over My Head

April 05, 2013

Some horses I've ridden tolerate these bitless bridles better than others--what gives?... Read More

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Veterinarian Presence at Road to the Horse

March 13, 2013

Dr. Glenn Blodgett describes how many vets are at the 2013 Road to the Horse training competition.... Read More

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Vet Reflects on Road to the Horse Herd

March 13, 2013

Dr. Glenn Blodgett of 6666 Ranch talks about watching his horses in the 2013 Road to the Horse.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Using Learning Theory Techniques in Equine Welfare Cases

November 03, 2012

One welfare group uses learning theory techniques to keep feral or neglected horses and their handlers safe.... Read More

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Equine Performance and Psychological Factors Linked

November 01, 2012

Paying attention to horses' psychological factors is key to ensuring success in work and mental well-being.... Read More

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Researchers Study Escape and Avoidance in Horse Training

October 28, 2012

Research on escape and avoidance can help trainers improve techniques to benefit horse welfare.... Read More

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'Learning Theory' to Improve Veterinarian Safety

October 24, 2012

"Learning theory" research could help keep vets safer when working with difficult equine patients.... Read More

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Remote-Controlled Cars Used to Study Round Pen Training

October 01, 2012

During round pen training researchers got similar results from an inanimate object as from a human.... Read More

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Study: Some Domestic Horses Possibly Too Reliant on Humans

September 26, 2012

Research suggests a strong human attachment could lead to impairment of a horse's problem-solving abilities.... Read More

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How to Properly Longe Your Horse

September 25, 2012

Tips on why to longe a horse and how to do it right from Michelle Motyle of Castro Valley, Calif.... Read More

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Encourage Horses to Pass Scary Objects, Scientists Recommend

September 20, 2012

Encouraging a horse to approach a scary object led to less stress when faced with the same situation later on.... Read More

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Study: Trainers Consistently Evaluate Ridden Horse Behavior

September 17, 2012

Trainers were more consistent in scoring ridden horse behaviors than were equitation scientists in one study.... Read More

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Study: Horse Owners Best Predictors of Equine Motivation

September 12, 2012

Researchers believe the best predictor of a horse's motivation is someone who knows the animal well.... Read More