Content tagged "horse training and behavior"

Developing Horsemanship Hands and Seat

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

Strengthen your western and english riding skills by using the drills presented in this new horse instructional video.

Horse Breeding Behavior

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAn understanding of the basics of reproductive behavior is important. This understanding can lead to management...

Horse Behavior at Foaling Time

Horses Updated: July 01, 2013

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBehavioral traits associated with parturition (the birth process) are deeply rooted in the evolutionary development of...

HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Effective Horse Training and Rider Development

Horses Updated: June 17, 2013

A horseman must understand the basic nature of the horse and the training principles involved in a progressive teaching system that develops the various...

Ground Handling Horses Safely

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

By understanding life from the horse's point of view, you can learn to anticipate and safely react to your horse's natural instincts.This video demonstrates...

Horse Herd Instinct

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

Cindy McCall, Auburn UniversityDomestic horses instinctively want to be in a herd, and readily form herds if maintained on pasture. The desire for contact...

Understanding Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

This manual was developed for 4-Hers involved in the 4-H Horse project. This should help expand your knowledge about horse behavior, which will help you...

Equine Ethology

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyEthology is the scientific study of animal behavior. Technically, ethology is the study of animals in their natural...

Learning Ability of Horses

Horses Updated: October 05, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAll current equine learning research is based on the assumption that horses learn through Stimulus - Response -...

Horse Training Principles Related to Bit Use

Horses Updated: October 05, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyBits provide one of the major points of control when riding horses. Knowledge of horse behavior and training...

Horse Investigative Behavior

Horses Updated: October 03, 2011

Celeste Crisman, Extension Horse Specialist, Virginia Tech Although the horse’s usual first response to unfamiliar things is flight or fight, its second...

Management Tips Related to Horse Behavior

Horses Updated: October 03, 2011

Cindy McCall, Extension Horse Specialist, Auburn UniversityHorse owners who have a sound understanding of horse behavior can use their knowledge to help...

Approaching a Horse

Horses Updated: September 28, 2011

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Nebraska; and Pat Comerford, Extension Horse Specialist, Penn State UniversityThere are a number...

Training Ability of Horses

Horses Updated: September 27, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyOver a long period of time, horses have the capability to learn and remember commands and to respond to those...

Factors Affecting Horse Learning

Horses Updated: September 26, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky A good knowledge of how a horse learns and how to properly use reinforcement in training a horse will help you...

Catching a Horse

Horses Updated: September 26, 2011

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaOne of the most frustrating things in life is the horse that does not want to be caught....

The Master Horseman Minute

Horses Updated: September 22, 2011

The "Master Horseman Minute” is a series of tips and educational demonstrations developed for continuing education of Master Horseman graduates of the LSU...

Stimulus for Horse Learning

Horses Updated: September 21, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyWhen presenting stimuli (cues), it is best to begin with simple, natural stimuli or basic cues that are obvious and...

Response for Horse Learning

Horses Updated: September 19, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyMajor maneuvers that a horse performs start out as a series of small responses. Trainers teach many small responses...

Saddle Fit for Horse and Rider

Updated: September 08, 2010

A properly fitting saddle for a horse may be likened to a comfortable boot for the rider. If the saddle does not fit, the horse may exhibit displeasure while...

Saddling, Bridling and Riding the Western Horse

Updated: September 08, 2010

Wayne Loch, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri; Brooke Ballenger, Extension Occupational Safety Program Horse sports are very rewarding...

Safe Ground Handling

Updated: September 08, 2010

Wayne Loch, Department of Animal Sciences During the last decade, participation in horse-related activities has continued to grow. The National Safety...

Selecting A Saddle

Updated: September 08, 2010

Melvin Bradley and Wayne Loch, Department of Animal Sciences Revised by Elaine Long Bailey, University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development...

Pre-Bit Hackamore Training

Updated: September 08, 2010

B.F. Yeates, Texas A&M University; Melvin Bradley, Department of Animal Sciences Hackamores are used to start foals in training. An untrained foal makes...

Effective Horse Training and Rider Development

Horses Updated: May 20, 2010

This set of instructional videos was developed by extension specialists at the Louisiana State University Ag Center. In these videos, extension specialists...

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