The natural behaviour of horses is governed by the smell of hormones and pheromones. The hormone oxytocin is known to naturally reduce fear and anxiety and cause calmness, positive social behaviour and bonding. It also helps to reduce blood pressure …
Find out which lungeing aid you should be using to help improve your horse’s way of going
How to reduce your horse’s stress levels
We suggest five ways to keep modern-day competiton horses’ well-being in check
How to catch a horse successfully
What is the best way to approach loose horses in a field?
Gauging stress when breaking in youngsters
We all know breaking in and backing must be a stressful time, so researchers have been collecting data on young horses’ reactions
If you fancy doing an Anky van Grunsven and trying your hand at a fringe equestrian sport, here are some courses to get you started
Tips from Scottish showjumper Scott Brash and veterinary advice on stress-free travel
The signs of equine fatigue
How to recognise when you have pushed your horse too far
Help to catch your horse or pony in the field
Will eye contact help you catch a naughty pony?
Solving bridling problems
If your horse dislikes being bridled, there are ways and means of addressing the problem, as Horse & Hound discovers