Behavior

Behavior

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Get Your Brain Right, Get Your Horse Right

The Wall Street Journal often has some really good articles.  This weekend’s issue (Feb 22, 2020) had an article on bias in the media (“Detecting Fake News Takes Time” by Alison Gopnik). It had a different point of view that I had not thought of.  Let me quote: “David...

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Horse Behavior – An Introduction

The subject of behavior is fascinating to me because we all usually are interacting with a captive horse.  Their behavior has adapted to what they know from being handled by humans from their first moment on this earth.  They have never been free.  Yet deep in their...

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Horse Behavior – Cribbing And Other Unusual Addictive Behavior

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Horse Behavior – Difficult Horse

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Horse Behavior – Fight Or Flight Reactions

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Horse Behavior – Flehmen Lip Curl

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Horse Behavior – Herd Hierarchy

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Horse Behavior – Mutual Grooming

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Horse Behavior – Normal Foal Behavior

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Horse Behavior – Playing Or Having Fun

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Horse Behavior – Self Mutilation

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Horse Behavior – Stall Kicking

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Horse Behavior – Weaving Behavior

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HorseSense With Doc T – Why Is My Horse Girthy?

Discussion: Girthiness is when the horse swishes his tail, stomps his feet, turns his head around to touch or even bite you when you tighten the girth. This narrated animation helps to describe the cause behind this behavior. Want to join the discussion? Click and...

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Podcast #012 – Fight Or Flight In Horses

Doc T discusses the portions of the brain responsible for the horses identifying danger, analyzing the threat and then responding to the go / no go for launch into either a fight or running from the area. Understanding the separate locations within the brain and then...

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Podcast #013 – Sleep In Horses

Sleep is something every animal on the planet does including insects, birds, fish, aquatic mammals, you, me and our horses. We humans spend a third of our lives sleeping and in that time we repair and strengthen our health systems. So do our horses but little is...

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Topic – Behavior – Barn Damage

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Topic – Sleep In Horses

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WARNING – This horse may kill you!

The White Horse Melissa approached the 7 year old gelding warmblood the same way she approaches every horse she sees – with leadership. The owner had called two days earlier and said that she would not be attending the appointment because she knew she was a...

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Who Is Responsible? (part 1)

Here is a question from Loretta that was asked in a recent Horse Talk webinar at The Horse’s Advocate™. It was free and no one left the meeting during the first hour! “I was wondering if there is a sure proof way to expose your horse to everything and keep...

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Who Is Responsible? (part 2)

(See last week for part 1) Leaders Need To Know Who They Are Leading Different personalities need different styles of leadership.  A dominant personality needs a leader who can look the horse in the eye without fear but remain as calm as smooth water on a lake and...

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