Ah, those “nervous Nellies” who test our patience when they balk, bolt, spin, rear or act like unruly children. Such frustrating and dangerous behaviors are, more often than not, the result of fear, anxiety or a hard-wired sensitivity.
This edition of EQUUS Extra explains how to redirect an anxious horse’s focus before he’s “triggered,” why punishment for spooking is counter-productive, and the best way to introduce new experiences. Plus: learn about the power of forward movement, the benefits of turnout, and more!
Also featured in this edition:
- Keeping it positive
- Calming through chemistry
- Body language counts