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.

HOW TO SPEAK HORSE - Learn to understand your horses' communication styles

A QUICK GUIDE TO YOUR HORSES' DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLESLearn to better understand and interact with your horse by speaking his language and understanding what's going on in his life.Have you ever stopped to listen to what your horse is saying?…

QUICK TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR HORSE SOUND

3 TOP TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR HORSE SOUND. .1.       Build him back into work gradually especially if he has had time off. We're always short of time these days, and trying to get your horse fit too quickly doesn’t…

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…

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,…

ARE YOU FALLING IN THROUGH THE SHOULDER? FIND THE FIX!

PEELING OF THE LAYERSFind the fix by Sue Palmer Jenny had struggled for months with her horse Jim falling in through his left shoulder in their ridden work. Her instructor had come up with plenty of suggestions, but she felt…

A HORSE CAN ONLY DEMONSTRATE PAIN THROUGH ITS BEHAVIOUR

So often the behavioural problem that I was seeing was / could have been pain related, and so I would recommend that the client have their horse treated for the physical issues before (or whilst) I helped them to address…

FINDING THE MIDDLE GROUND FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE by SUE PALMER

What would ‘the one thing’ be that you would focus on for you and your horse?I have discovered audio books, and I love them!  I’m currently listening to ‘The One Thing’ by Jay Papsan and Gary Keller.  Today they were…

SPOOK BUSTING TIPS FOR YOUR HORSE

Horses are often described as a 'flight' or 'fight' animal. By asking our horses to be a part of our world, we are asking them to accept all the different sights, sounds, smells and even different creatures which are not…
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