Behaviour - Your Horse's View

What's the key to understanding your horse's behaviour? Is he really bad? What can you do?

You'll find help in this section as we'll be looking at why horses behave and react as they do and we'll investigate the various approaches to dealing with the less-than-easy horse. Don't forget that we'll be adding new information every month so check in regularly - remember we're here to help.

HORSE BITTING ADVICE - Is your horse uncomfortable with his bit?

IS YOUR HORSE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH HIS BIT?DO YOU STRUGGLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR HORSE EFFECTIVELY?Using the right bit is critical:•To ensure your hand aids are relayed clearly to your horse•To allow your horse to be comfortable and relaxed so it…

HOW TO INTRODUCE HORSES TO EACH OTHER - They need friends too

MAKING FRIENDS- Step by step guide to introducing your horse to another horseIf someone has ever invaded your personal space uninvited, then you will know just how your horse feels when you turn him out with a field companion he…

HOW DOES A HORSE TELL YOU IF HE IS NOT WELL?

BEHAVIOUR AND CLUES OF A  HORSE NOT FEELING WELLThere are many different ways in which your horse tells you that all is not well in his world!It's vital that you know what is normal behaviour for your horse and what…

TEACHING YOUR HORSE TO STAND STILL

STANDING STILL IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS YOUR HORSE SHOULD HAVE...When the ground is slippery due to rain, mud, ice or snow, it’s more important than ever that your horse is relaxed when you’re leading him from the…

REASONS WHY HORSES MISBEHAVE

Reasons for bad behaviour in your horse 1. Pain related problems Some horses will put up with a lot of pain or discomfort before they complain and some will let you know immediately if they are feeling off. Here are…

MOUNTING ADVICE AND TIPS FOR A PROBLEM HORSE

Problems mounting your horse - How not to mountScenario "When Mary went to get back down onto the mounting block her foot slipped, and both the mounting block and Mary ended up underneath Apple!  Apple freaked, took off, and trampled Mary…

WARNING! - Horses and Fireworks- Tips on keeping them safe

“Don’t frighten the horses”Warning horse owners and those who are planning fireworks celebrations in areas near to where horses live please take extra care during November when fireworks and bonfires associated with Guy Fawkes and Diwali celebrations could frighten and…

VICE SQUAD – Whats abnormal behaviour in your horse?

Do you ever stop to think that our horse’s behaviour is a direct result of the psychological pressure we subject them too? So what is abnormal?There are many types of abnormal behaviour seen in stabled horses. They include: weaving, crib-biting,…
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