By Any Means Necessary? Clinton Anderson’s Training Tip of the Week

By Any Means Necessary? Clinton Anderson’s Training Tip of the Week

” Whether it takes just a look to make the horse move, or whacking him ten times as hard as you can, do whatever it takes to get the job done.”

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Who Says Horseflies Don’t Bother Grey Horses?

Who Says Horseflies Don’t Bother Grey Horses?

A study called An Unexpected Advantage of Whiteness in Horses: The Most Horsefly-proof Horse Has a Depolarising White Coat, was published recently in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. I don’t know about you, but this has not been my experience.
I think the horseflies my horses and I have known have all been wearing Foster Grants.

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The Wrap Up: Questions on My Pet Issues

The Wrap Up: Questions on My Pet Issues

During this three year experiment, I discovered my purpose as a writer. And I found a lot of folks out there who either share my interests or who make interesting and informed contributions to conversations about those interests. Shared biology, neurobiology, psychology, neuropsychology, sociology and equine behavior as they relate to human-equine interactions, specifically training, with a focus on the sensory system, will be my focus.

In the interest of furthering my knowledge about those topics, I’m planning on posting a series of topics and questions that I sincerely hope you all will respond to. In the eventuality that this work leads to a publication, anyone who responds here or via email will be duly credited.

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Crazy Name = Common Sense: Journey of the Homing Pigeon

Crazy Name = Common Sense: Journey of the Homing Pigeon

I can never figure out how she does it. Her inspirations are distillations of pure common horse-sense, informed by classical horsemanship in the kindest tradition. They seem to come from Linda Tellington-Jones as modern-day transmissions from a kinder, gentler age. In this case, they were doing it in 1648.

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Dharma Science: Mirror Neurons, Ownership of the Self & Proprioception

Maybe those who feel “at one” with their horses are really on to something after all.

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Anna Wise: In Memoriam

Really nice piece on the maverick godmother of mind-brain investigation, Anna Wise.

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