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What makes a horse a leader?
Belonging to a social herd allows a horse to participate in several important means of communication using touch between members of a herd that isolation does not.
One of the main nerves in the shoulder, the suprascapular nerve, helps the horse feel where their front leg is and how it moves. What would be the consequences if there is nerve damage, and how does it occur?
How is it that horses know when we are upset and stressed? What is it about our emotions that is sending signals for the horse to understand?
Hierarchies – A Human Concept?
Repetition vs Rest
Relationship of EAL Coaches to Clients
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Horse’s learning styles are different than ours and they can easily get overwhelmed if we jump over steps like playing leapfrog. Learn how your horse learns.
Conflict vs Calming Signals
Is your horse telling you that they’re unhappy before they misbehave? Are we missing the signals? Is turning the hindquarters towards us actually calming to the horse, not rude? Learn more about your horse’s communication