HORSE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT

Every horse is unique and the causes of the behaviour problems will differ for each horse.

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Most behaviour problems for horse’s manifest as a result of stress, fear, and confusion. Some of the most common behaviour problems experienced in horses include:

· Bucking
· Biting
· Barging
· Rearing
· Bolting
· Not Loading
· Spooking
· Crib-biting
· Wood-chewing
· Napping
· Head-shaking
· Weaving
· Separation anxiety
· Difficult when being shoed
· Hypersensitivity to grooming
· Phobias
· Aggression

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FEEDING BEHAVIOUR

Horses can become anxious or stressed if there are long periods of time between meals. It is best to feed your horse on a regular schedule; they are creatures of habit and easily upset by changes in routine.

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BEHAVIOUR REHABILITATION

The first stage in the rehabilitation of horses with behaviour problems is to try to get an accurate diagnosis for your horse's problems. Whether you undertake this yourself, or get the help of an expert, or a combination of both, account needs to be taken of the origin of the problem behaviour, the temperament of the horse, the early environment it experienced, its previous learning experiences, and the current context in which the behaviour occurs. All this information is relevant to an accurate diagnosis and a plan of action.

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CONTACT A CLINIC

Contact Warwick Vet Clinic to speak to one of our highly-trained equine specialists to help determine the causes of your horse’s behaviour issues and establish an appropriate plan of action.

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