The usual question people ask when dealing with horses that have behavior problems is “how do I stop this behavior?” Another (better) question to ask is “what do I want my horse to do instead of this behavior?” Horses LEARN the behaviors they show around people, and it’s up to us whether the behaviors we teach are good or bad.
B. F. Skinner…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
At Christmas, for the last several years, my horse has tailored a popular Christmas carol to make her seasonal opinion known, and as always, I have opted to share it with others, because I believe most horses think pretty much the way mine does (that is, food is all-important):
I'm dreaming of a tasty Christmas ---
Treats coming in a steady flow.
Give me cookies, candy;
Mint chocolate’s dandy;
And I love carrots, don’t you know.
Posted on December 15, 2014 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment
If such a thing existed, would you donate to an equine behavior/welfare research fund? I'm just curious. Funds for equine research are hard to come by --- especially funds for behavior/welfare research. I'm thinking of setting up such a fund in my will, but doing so means I won't be around to see the results. I would hope, though, that once such a fund existed, other people would donate to it, so that research in the field could be advanced. I thought it would be interesting to get comments…Continue
Posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments