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Training


From tolerance to acceptance

by Jonathan Field Handled the right way, the process of teaching your horse to accept the spray from a water hose can lay the groundwork for solving future training problems. READ MORE


Learning by observation

Research suggests that foals take their cues from their mothers' behavior. READ MORE


Be sure to reward the right behavior

A particular form of positive reinforcement proves effective in discouraging unwanted behavior in horses. READ MORE


Calming the anxious horse

by David O'Connor To help a horse overcome his nervousness, you need to become a source of comfort and security for him. Here’s how to do it. READ MORE


The language of horses

by Jonathan Field It takes time to build a language both you and your horse understand. But by rewarding small steps in the right direction, you will advance your goal, and pretty soon you’ll be having a great conversation. READ MORE


The whole package

by Jonathan Field To go from “rider” to “true horseman” requires learning all that you can about horses, as well as how to show them leadership. READ MORE


Make the most of longeing sessions

Take steps to make sure your longeing sessions are safe and productive. READ MORE


Q&A: Reluctant to jump

An expert rider gives advice when a young, healthy horse suddenly loses interest in jumping. READ MORE


Three Minute Horsemanship

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book, trainer Vanessa Bee explains how short training sessions built around “mini-successes” help horses learn more quickly and happily. READ MORE


Q&A: Help For an "Outsider"

Patience and desensitization techniques can help a horse settle in at a new barn. READ MORE


Book Excerpt: Three Minute Horsemanship

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book, trainer Vanessa Bee explains how short training sessions built around “mini-successes” help horses learn more quickly and happily. READ MORE


A Terror on the Trail

Before taking your horse out on the trail, establish an acceptable level of trust, respect and good behavior. READ MORE


When Resistance Develops Suddenly

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine When a horse becomes resistant out of the blue it's important to determine why he is acting out. Trainer Tim Hayes discusses how to fix the problem. READ MORE


Safe and Secure Round Pens

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Ensure that your round pen is in good working order by inspecting its footing and fencing. READ MORE


Protect yourself from kicks

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Even the most easygoing horse can send out an unexpected kick. Follow these precautions around all horses to keep yourself unharmed. READ MORE


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