Behavior

Overcome Chronic Spooking

by Jennifer Paulson Ty Brazeal offers advice to help a horse past his tendency to spook at what the rider calls “everything,” despite her best efforts to desensitize the horse to the upsetting stimuli. Read More


Mare Hates New Home—Help!

What can be done to help a horse feel more at ease at a new barn? Read More


No Bucking Broncos!

by Clinton Anderson Do your groundwork in advance, then know precisely what to do if your horse does buck or crow-hop. Read More


Sweetening a Grumpy Mare

Can a mare’s attitude be improved through a strengthened connection with her new owner? Read More


No More Bucking!

by Heather Smith Thomas Horses buck for various reasons. Here are solutions to help fix the problem, whatever the cause. Read More


Beat Burnout

All work and no play…can make for a sour horse and a burned-out rider. If you’re schooling and competing heavily this summer, make sure to set time aside at least once a month to keep your horse fresh—and your own disposition sunnier. Read More


Own the Perfect Patient

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Teach your horse seven essential skills that will put him right on top of your vet’s ‘favorite patient’ list. Read More


When a Horse Bites Himself

What does it mean when a horse engages in self-mutilation, and what can be done about it? Read More


Got Fit?

by Bob Avila Want to help keep your horse sound, physically and mentally? Get him fit to perform his job. Read More


The Fly-Spray Dance

by Katherine Houpt, VMD, PhD Q: My mare is terrible about standing still for fly spray. She's had this problem throughout the five years I've owned her. I used to have to stand about 20 feet away from her just to... Read More


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