Some trainers base their methods on the idea that every horse needs a 'leader' as they believe horses would have an 'alpha' or a 'leader' naturally within the herd. Is this really the case?Read More
As the summer temperatures rise and we all rush outside to get some sun, it is important to remember that our horses may not feel the same as we do and often struggle in the heat.Read More
I'm not a huge fan of horse walkers, but this is a novel idea. This device is an interesting way of changing a horse's motivation to move.Read More
To achieve REM sleep horses need to lie flat out on their side with their legs outstretched. Horse owners often have a momentary panic when seeing their horse in this state when they haven't responded to their call.Read More
Interesting film of a horse's reaction to seeing her own reflection. She is clearly confused and goes to look behind the mirror to see where the 'other horse' is.
A horse demonstrating an unusual oral behaviour when ridden, such as opening his mouth or putting his tongue over the bit, has a problem with what is being asked of him or is trying to avoid pain.Read More
When hacking out, things don’t always go to plan – not every horse is keen to leave the yard, some may nap, spin and attempt to turn for home. This can knock the confidence of even the most experienced rider.Read More