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Hip-saving strategies

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Teaching your horse to walk calmly into his stall or through other doorways isn’t just a matter of enforcing good manners, it will reduce his risk of potentially serious injury. A horse... READ MORE


How to listen to your horse

by Sharon Wilsie Horses are asking us questions all the time, says the author of the new book, Horse Speak, and with practice you can learn to answer appropriately—and start a meaningful conversation. READ MORE


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


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