Wanted: One outgoing blond-haired, blue-eyed Alberta girl, aged six to nine, to become a new face on the family drama Heartland.
Sixty-six horses switched from being ridden with a bit to a bitless bridle showed dramatic reductions in 69 behaviours linked to bit-related pain..
Which setup results in the least rein tension: Western curb bits or English snaffle bits? The answer might surprise you.
How Horses Learn, an online course offered by Equitation Science International covers a broad range of topics to give you a short, but intensive, introduction to horse handling and training.
“This school gets you out in nature and the teachers spend time with you personally,” on graduate said. “You can breed horses, ride them and take care of them.”
In November 1992, the owner of the small hunter/jumper barn where I trained young horses called to tell me about a 6-year-old gelding she was going to see. She had heard about him from a trainer at the local racetrack; the horse’s owner had stopped paying his training fees and if she wanted the horse,…
No scientific study has been able to prove that secondary reinforcement—such as saying, ‘good’ to the horse when he’s done the right exercise—can substitute a food reward to motivate a horse to do a requested exercise.
After begging for a horse, he got one at the age of seven. Within just three months of training, he became a champion in the hunter-jumper category. His trainer knew Joseph had something special.
The wild horses roaming the Rachel Carson Reserve have cast a spell on residents and visitors to the downtown waterfront since the 1940s. As a child, Beaufort native Paula Gillikin used to watch those horses from afar but now, she works to protect them.
UK graduate student Elizabeth Boudaher pursues her doctoral degree in equine microbiology at Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, and hopes to graduate in 2021 when she’ll continue her work within equine microbiology to further refine her scientific skillset and expand her knowledge base.