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Is Your Horse Scared? What to Look for, How to Respond

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Can you tell if your horse is afraid or stressed? As prey animals, horses work hard to hide their emotions and the signs could be very subtle. A horse’s reaction to a scary thing might seem like a sudden explosion because you missed the clues about what he was thinking leading up to that moment. […]

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Equines Other Training & Grooming

Training Horses to Take Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Horses are like any other animal. They can be reluctant to take medication, especially when it’s given orally. It doesn’t have to be a fight, though. Our handout offers tips on teaching horses to take medications voluntarily and happily from a dosing syringe.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Keep Your Horse Happy in the Trailer

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s more to trailering horses than just getting them inside it. Safety and comfort are paramount for a successful trip. Our handout shares advice on everything from footing to friends to forage.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming

How to Make Grooming Stress-Free for You and Your Horse

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Grooming your horse should be a Fear Free activity for both of you. When done correctly, grooming is far more than removing your horse’s dead hair, removing tangles from his mane and tail, and dirt from his hooves; it helps to build a bond between you and your equine pal. Getting Started No horse is […]

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Trailer-Training Your Horse: Fear Free Tips for Success

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is getting your horse to load up into a trailer stressful for both of you? It doesn’t have to be. Our handout offers advice on building the approach, marking reward-worthy behaviors, teaching the horse to ride safely inside, and backing out at the destination. Before you know it, your horse will be trailering like a […]

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Equines Other Veterinary Care

Giving Your Horse Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Mary Poppins was right. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down–even with horses. A sweet treat or tasty wet dressing can be just the ticket to get your horse to take needed medication. Our handout offers tips on how to prepare medication and get it down your horse in a kind way.

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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

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Equines Uncategorized

Why We’re Partners: How Horse and Human Brains Work Together

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses and humans have been partners for some 6,000 years. What makes us a good team? One reason is that our brains work in complementary ways. Understanding how horses think and how your own brain works is key to developing a strong relationship. If you love horses, ride, work with horses in any way, or […]

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Life at Home Other

Horses Have a Special Day: 9 Ways to Celebrate

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Reading Time: 4 minutes From working horses to pasture pets, horses deserve recognition for the special place they hold in our lives.

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Equines Shelters & Fostering Travel & Safety

10 Reasons to Microchip Your Horse

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Reading Time: 4 minutes For over 20 years, rescue groups, breeders, and pet owners have been microchipping dogs and cats to help ensure lost pets make their way home. Now the horse industry is catching up. Although a horse is rarely “lost” in the sense that you’d find a runaway clip-clopping down your street, there are other important reasons […]