Content tagged "horse training and behavior"

Safe Ground Handling

Horses Updated: December 16, 2015

Wayne Loch, Department of Animal Sciences During the last decade, participation in horse-related activities has continued to grow. The National Safety...

Saddle Fit for Horse and Rider

Horses Updated: December 04, 2015

 A properly fitting saddle for a horse may be likened to a comfortable boot for the rider. If the saddle does not fit, the horse may exhibit displeasure...

Selecting A Saddle

Horses Updated: November 24, 2015

Melvin Bradley and Wayne Loch, Department of Animal SciencesRevised by Elaine Long Bailey, University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development EducatorA...

Horse Behavior at Parturition

Horses Updated: November 21, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBehavioral traits associated with parturition (the birth process) are deeply rooted in the evolutionary development of...

Management Tips Related to Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: November 05, 2014

Cindy McCall, Extension Horse Specialist, Auburn University Horse owners who have a sound understanding of horse behavior can use their knowledge to help...

Developing Horsemanship Hands and Seat

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

Strengthen your western and english riding skills by using the drills presented in this new horse instructional video.

Horse Breeding Behavior

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAn understanding of the basics of reproductive behavior is important. This understanding can lead to management...

Horse Behavior at Foaling Time

Horses Updated: July 01, 2013

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBehavioral traits associated with parturition (the birth process) are deeply rooted in the evolutionary development of...

HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Effective Horse Training and Rider Development

Horses Updated: June 17, 2013

A horseman must understand the basic nature of the horse and the training principles involved in a progressive teaching system that develops the various...

Ground Handling Horses Safely

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

By understanding life from the horse's point of view, you can learn to anticipate and safely react to your horse's natural instincts.This video demonstrates...

Horse Herd Instinct

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

Cindy McCall, Auburn UniversityDomestic horses instinctively want to be in a herd, and readily form herds if maintained on pasture. The desire for contact...

Understanding Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

This manual was developed for 4-Hers involved in the 4-H Horse project. This should help expand your knowledge about horse behavior, which will help you...

Equine Ethology

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyEthology is the scientific study of animal behavior. Technically, ethology is the study of animals in their natural...

Learning Ability of Horses

Horses Updated: October 05, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAll current equine learning research is based on the assumption that horses learn through Stimulus - Response -...

Horse Training Principles Related to Bit Use

Horses Updated: October 05, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyBits provide one of the major points of control when riding horses. Knowledge of horse behavior and training...

Horse Investigative Behavior

Horses Updated: October 03, 2011

Celeste Crisman, Extension Horse Specialist, Virginia Tech Although the horse’s usual first response to unfamiliar things is flight or fight, its second...

Approaching a Horse

Horses Updated: September 28, 2011

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Nebraska; and Pat Comerford, Extension Horse Specialist, Penn State UniversityThere are a number...

Factors Affecting Horse Learning

Horses Updated: September 26, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky A good knowledge of how a horse learns and how to properly use reinforcement in training a horse will help you...

Types of Equine Behavior

Horses Updated: September 30, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Animal behavioralists have classified the social behavior of horses (and other animals) into the following categories:

Understanding the Flight Zone of Horses

Horses Updated: September 30, 2009

Pat Comerford, Extension Horse Specialist, Penn State University; and Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Vermont One point to...

Reinforcement for Horse Learning

Horses Updated: September 30, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The trainer must decide the appropriate form of reinforcement to stimulate the proper response when a horse initially...

Safety at Horse Shows

Horses Updated: September 30, 2009

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science, University of Tennessee; Warren Gill, Professor, Animal Science Safety at horse events, such as horse shows,...

Saddling the Horse

Horses Updated: September 30, 2009

Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Arkansas An incorrectly saddled horse is like a person wearing poorly fitted boots. The same way...

Horse Feeding Behavior

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Horses devote more time to eating than to any other behavioral activity. Behavior has direct effects on consumption...

Horse Senses

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Animals, like humans, have five basic senses: vision, audition (hearing), olfaction (smell), gustation (taste), and...

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