Is Your Horse Ready to Learn?

Is your horse ready to learn? Australian researchers have determined that a little mental warm-up to prepare your horse for learning can go a long way toward effective, ethical training.

“Increasing the arousal level of horses prior to a training session could improve learning performance and safeguard equine welfare by reducing stress reactions during the training session,” said Paul McGreevy, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, MACVS (Animal Welfare), professor of animal behavior and animal welfare science at the University of Sydney.

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