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.

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…

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…

KEEP YOUR HORSES'S BACK HEALTHY

Simple tips to help keep yur horse's back healthy1. Have your saddle fit checked by a qualified saddle fitter every year at the very least, more often if your horse has a tendency to change shape.  Poor saddle fit is…

HEAD SHAKING – separating fact from fiction

Head-shaking – separating fact from fictionHead-shaking is one of those conditions which, like sweet-itch and the presence of sarcoids, can devalue a horse dramatically, so some owners are reluctant to admit their horse is a head-shaker, whilst others panic at…
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