Robin Foster, PhD, Cert. Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Cert. Horse Behavior Consultant (CHBC)

Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, IAABC-Certified Horse Behavior Consultant, is a research professor at the University of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. She holds a doctorate in animal behavior and has taught courses in animal learning and behavior for more than 20 years. Her research looks at temperament, stress, and burn-out as they relate to the selection, retention, and welfare of therapy horses. She also provides private behavior consultations and training services in the Seattle area.

Articles by: Robin Foster, PhD, Cert. Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Cert. Horse Behavior Consultant (CHBC)

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Can My Horse Read My Thoughts?

A certified equine behavior consultant addresses the seemingly telepathic relationship some of us have with our horses.

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Getting Back With the Horse After the Fall

Falls can cause physical and mental trauma for riders. While broken bones heal, emotional injuries might linger. Here’s help.

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A new study provides evidence that human speech style can affect equine behavior and that pet-directed speech (aka “baby talk”) improves human-horse communication.

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Do Horses Feel Empathy?

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Here’s what we know about horses and empathy.

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How to Teach a Horse to Cross Water

Dr. Robin Foster offers a step-by-step guide to teach a horse to step into bodies of water without drama.

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Do Horses Have Muscle Memory?

Species and individuals differ in their genetic potential for quick and coordinated movement. How do horses compare to humans?

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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.

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Our equine behavior expert examines if dominance has a role in human-horse interactions, especially during training.

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