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Behavioral Changes from Foal to Aged Equine

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:17

Learn about the behavioral traits and challenges of your growing foal and how you fit into that ever-changing picture as the horse ages …

Help, I can't catch my new horse …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 11:50

By successfully evading capture your mare feels relief through negative reinforcement* and has learned to keep up this strategy …

I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 12:03

Have horses that don't get along? Worried about potential injury to horses or people? Equine behavior expert Jenni Nellist offers advice on solving this problem …

When mounting, how do I calm my nervous, fidgety horse so he won't try …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 15:22

Your horse can learn new things about being mounted and instead of being nervous and fidgety, he will learn that standing still and cooperating is worthwhile …

Behavior Tip

A shod horse needs to have his shoes reset or replaced every five to six weeks. Reshoeing more frequently may damage the hoof wall. Reshoeing less frequently may change the hoof angles and cause additional strain on the horse's joints.

Mutual Grooming in Horses - You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours …

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 15:40

Horses often begin a mutual grooming session by scratching each others withers but then move up and down each others body using their teeth to scratch and …

be·hav·ior
/bəˈhāvyər/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
  2. equine activities that provide entertainement to the animal, including bucking, kicking, and spooking.

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