Jennifer Williams, PhD

4 things to do for your horse before a weather emergency
Preparation can be the key to keeping your horses safe during a weather emergency or natural disaster.
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Understanding horse rescue terms
Terms like “neglect,” “abuse,” “abandonment” and “stray” have precise legal definitions that can vary by state.
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5 Misunderstandings about what constitutes horse neglect or abuse
A number of the complaints made about equine rescues are based on misunderstandings.
What horse rescues do
Equine rescues are an important part of the horse industry, but do you know all that they do? Here’s a rundown of the work done by rescues to help horses.
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After the Disaster
Picking up the pieces in the wake of a storm, fire or other natural disaster is never easy. Here’s advice (in downloadable PDF form for easy printing and sharing) on how to cope with calamities—large...
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Improve your horse's mealtime manners
Even the worst feeding-related behavioral problems can be solved with patient and consistent training.
Neglected, abused or abandoned horses: How to help
When you see a horse suffering in a bad living situation, of course you want to help. But it’s important that you know what to do to stay within the law.
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Nine Myths About Equine Rescues Debunked
Organizations that help horses in need are more important now than ever, but many misconceptions about them remain. Here’s how to sort the fact from fiction.
How to Read Your Horse's Body Language
Subtle changes in your horse's posture, expression and movements can provide important clues to what he is thinking.
Raising an Orphan Foal
When a foal loses his dam, he'll need help to grow both physically and mentally. Here's how to meet those challenges.
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Separating overly attached horse buddies
When best friends fall apart at the slightest separation, it's time to retrain the equine soul mates for independent living.
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Understand Normal Mare and Foal Behavior
Understanding normal mare and foal behavior will help you identify health and management problems before they become critical.