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Equitation Science

While scrolling my Facebook newsfeed this morning, I noticed a question from Hippologic,  What horse book would you like to recommend to experienced equestrians? 377 more words

The Equine Industry

From Docile Horse to Bucking Bronco

Having looked at an unwanted behaviour arising from barrier frustration i.e. stall confinement for the previous post, I thought I’d take a look at an unwanted behaviour under saddle for this one. 426 more words

Equine Behaviour

Barrier Frustration in the Stabled Horse

Stall kicking and pawing are two undesired behaviours observed in stabled horses. There is uncertainty as to whether they represent true stereotypic behaviours or may be more accurately classified as unwanted behaviours arising in response to barrier frustration, which occurs when the expression of normal, species-specific behaviours is hindered (McGreevy, 2012; Nakonechny, 2017; Pascoe & Houpt, 2015). 1,326 more words

Equine Welfare

Face it, it's not your horse...

It’s YOU!

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while as it may make me somewhat unpopular. But what the hell, here goes!

I am, as is everyone else in the horsey world, surrounded by riders, handlers and their… 861 more words


The horse that changed my life

Which horse changed your life? Was it a challenging horse? I bet he wasn’t cooperative all the time, was he? The horses that changed my life were ‘stubborn’, ‘difficult’, ‘dangerous’ or ‘challenging’. 144 more words


Fact Friday: Negative vs Positive Reinforcement Training for Rehabilitated Horses

Recently I started training the rescue horses at the BC SPCA. I was asked to help (re)train the horses with positive reinforcement, since that is my specialty. 287 more words

Clicker Training