Defensive Horsemanship Keeps Owners Safe when Working with Horses

A person who practices defensive horsemanship is less likely to be hurt while handling a horse, Robert M. Miller, DVM, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., said at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting July 31-Aug. 3 in Atlanta, Ga. "[Because they are a prey animal,] horses are always afraid," he warned, and said people must act in a reassuring manner to avoid

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