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.

NEVER LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH! - But always look him in the eye

  Sue Palmer received the following story from one of her Brain or Pain readers who thought her story may come in handy for Sue’s Brain or Pain Publication: Sue Palmer shares the story with Horse Answers Today:"Hi Sue,I've got a…

DOES YOUR HORSE SUFFER FROM SEPARATION ANXIETY?

Separation anxiety tip for horsesSeparation anxiety in horses is one of the most difficult behavioural problems to overcome. I strongly recommend that if you have 2 horses that are bonding closely, you look now into how to separate them for…

BRAIN OR PAIN? - Listen to your horse by Sue Palmer

Brain or Pain? By Sue Palmer, Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist ACPAT Cat A, BHSAI and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate  The only way your horse can 'speak' to you is through his behaviour.  That's why it's so important for us to do…

REGULAR PHYSIO IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HORSE'S HEALTH AND WELL BEING

An article in the 'Horse and Hound' in January 2014 'Joint Problems: Are they on the rise?' included:Pippa Funnel (Olympic event rider and breeder): 'Religiously every Monday we have physio...'Will Funnel (International show jumper and sport horse breeder): 'If we…

AS OUR HORSES GUARDIANS WE HAVE TO BE THEIR 'VOICE'- Sue Palmer Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and Equine Behavioural Consultant

 “Just give it a smack!”Recently I was chatting to a top level event rider, explaining that I specialise in looking at performance or behavioural issues from both a physio and a behaviourists point of view. I mentioned that in my…

MASSAGE FOR HORSES

What is massage? The most ancient references to the use of massage come from China (around 2700 BC) and India (around 1500-120 BC).  Massage is soft tissue manipulation using the hands or a mechanical device.  At it's most basic, massage…

IS YOUR HORSE A HEAD-SHAKER? - An emotive subject

Headshaking is an emotive subject, particularly at this time of year. Recently I put a post on my Holistic Horse Help Face book page asking people to remember that headshaking is the result of a physical problem, it is not…

KEEP CALM AND HAVE A CALM HORSE

Brain or Pain? By Sue Palmer, Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist ACPAT Cat A, BHSAI and Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate  Keep Calm and have a Calm Horse  A recent talking engagement for BHS Derbyshire reminded me of the importance of keeping calm.…
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