Content tagged "horse training and behavior"

Horse Body Language

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Most of the time, horses use body language to communicate with each other. As horses communicate with each other,...

Horse Hearing

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky A horse’s hearing is much keener than ours. They use their hearing for three primary functions: to detect sounds, to...

Horse Vision

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Horses have very large eyes with very large pupils. The eyeballs are placed toward the side of the head, giving...

Horse Smell

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Horses have a highly developed sense of smell, and they use their ability to distinguish different odors in their...

Horse Touch

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The sense of touch is one of the most developed and important for the horse in terms of human interaction. The nose,...

Horse Fight vs Flight Instinct

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Vermont; and Pat Comerford, Equine Extension Specialist, Penn State University Horses prefer to...

Abnormal Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Clint Depew, Extension Horse Specialist, Louisiana State University Animal behavior experts often refer to vices (bad habits) as stereotypies because they...

Basic Horsemanship Principles

Horses Updated: September 24, 2009

Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Arkansas Catching a horse safely and correctly is not so simple. Horses have keen sight and...

Showmanship and Grooming

Horses Updated: May 06, 2009

Revised by Gale Chrestman, Extension 4-H and Livestock Specialist, Mississippi State University. Showmanship is the conditioning, grooming and presenting of...

Bit Selection for Riding and Training Horses

Horses Updated: May 01, 2009

David W. Freeman, OSU Extension Equine Specialist Bits are designed for riders to cue a horse by placing pressure in and around a horse’s mouth. This...

Basics of Equine Behavior

Horses Updated: July 23, 2008

Carey A. Williams, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Equine Management, Rutgers University A horse’s vision is its primary detector of danger. Even though they...

Fundamental Training for Horse & Rider

Horses Updated: October 25, 2007

In this set of videos, basic ground work, longing and handling methods are demonstrated, as well as numerous suppling and basic training maneuvers are shown...

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