Reader Question: Nothing Else Has Worked; I’m Considering Using A Shock Collar

Reader Question: Nothing Else Has Worked; I’m Considering Using A Shock Collar

I received this email from a reader who is considering using an equine shock collar on her unruly gelding as a last resort. I wrote about equine shock collars as endorsed by Julie Goodnight here. Hi, I was considering buying equine shock collar for my horse and came across your article. I’m keen to understand […]

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700,000 Year Old Horse Bone Fragments Horse Set New Record for Genome Sequencing

700,000 Year Old Horse Bone Fragments Horse Set New Record for Genome Sequencing

700,000-year-old frozen, fossilized horse bone fragment found near Thistle Creek, Canada has allowed a multinational team of scientists led by Ludovic Orlando and Eske Willerslev at the University of Copenhagen to decipher the complete genome of an extinct horse that once lived in the Yukon. This work literally rewrites the evolutionary history of horses and […]

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Researchers Urge Rethink of ‘Monty Roberts’ Horse Training Method

Researchers Urge Rethink of ‘Monty Roberts’ Horse Training Method

In the article, Researchers urge rethink of ‘Monty Roberts’ horse training method, I read about a fascinating method of using remote control cars to mimic the actions of a trainer using the “Join-Up” method with success, demonstrating that horses respond to pressure and release rather than making a human-horse connection. Researchers at the University of […]

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Equine-Human Interspecies Art: “hyperpowerful, hypersensitive and hypernervous”

Equine-Human Interspecies Art: “hyperpowerful, hypersensitive and hypernervous”

My friend Randy sent me a link to this video and to the accompanying article from wired.co.uk. Take a look. I found it at times, eerily beautiful, and sometimes just eery. Is this just the teenage girl’s dream gone to extreme madness or something far greater? From the article: Marion Laval-Jeantet has injected herself with […]

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If You’re Under A Heat Dome…Consider This

If You’re Under A Heat Dome…Consider This

According to the University of California Davis Center for Equine Health, the incidence of colic in horses (in North America) is highest in June and September. The risk of colic is increased by dramatic changes in temperature relative to how much or how little water is consumed. You can decrease this risk by ensuring that […]

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Alternative Definition of Tellington TTouch In Light of Recent Findings in Neuroscience

Alternative Definition of Tellington TTouch In Light of Recent Findings in Neuroscience

By Kim Carneal and Caroline Larrouilh The Tellington TTouch Method® is a holistic approach to physical, mental and emotional wellness that seamlessly integrates body work and in-hand work (ridden work in the case of horses), promoting a state of homeostasis (or coherence*) in both animal and handler.  Maintaining a stable physiological and emotional state under […]

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