Understanding the Flight Zone of Horses

Pat Comerford, Extension Horse Specialist, Penn State University; and Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Vermont Contents 1 Flight Zone 2 Take A Learning Lesson Flight Zone One point to consider when approaching and working with your horse is its...

Basics of Equine Behavior

One of the keys to safely working with your horse is understanding natural horse behavior. If you can predict when a horse is about to be aggressive or spook at something, you are better able to respond and either avoid a dangerous situation, or prevent that behavior....

Reinforcement for Horse Learning

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The trainer must decide the appropriate form of reinforcement to stimulate the proper response when a horse initially learns a new cue. The basic principle of reinforcement is that certain events are capable of strengthening...

Fundamental Training for Horse & Rider

In this set of videos, basic ground work, longing and handling methods are demonstrated, as well as numerous suppling and basic training maneuvers are shown to develop quiet, broke horses. An additional presentation discusses behavior of horses. Presenters: Gary...