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The Horse Trust
The Horse Trust23 hours ago

No, this is not a mare and foal 😂

Would you believe Caton (left) and El-Alamein (right) are both 16.3hh? El-Alamein looks tiny in this photo!

Caton, 18, came to us from the Lancashire Police two years...

The Horse Trust
The Horse Trust2 days ago

Recently, George (originally from the charity, Ride High) underwent surgery to remove his left eye due to abnormalities in his lens which were causing him pain, and also preventing him seeing out of that eye!

The surgery was done as a...

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1 day ago
🐴 Established family groups show much less disruption and aggression following social changes when compared to fragmented herds 🍏

#TalkEquine 💬 #HorseBehaviour #WelfareWednesdays
1 day ago
Established family groups have lower levels of aggressive behaviour and higher levels of mutual grooming https://t.co/m4TuxxX3PF horsetrust photo
1 day ago
🐴 Have you ever considered moving your horse to a new livery yard because of aggression within the herd? 💬💭

#HorseBehaviour #TalkEquine #WelfareWedenadays
1 day ago
Once you have found the routes of the behaviour you can begin to find solutions. 🐴

In today’s case study @JenniNellist and her client decided that moving to a new yard, better suited the horses needs was the best course of action.

#TalkEquine #HorseBehaviour
2 days ago
🐴 Early weaning, a lack of social play, or a small social group are all factors which can predispose horses to aggressive behaviour in the herd 💬

#TalkEquine #HorseBehaviour @JenniNellist
2 days ago
🍏 Gateways are common areas for horses to become aggressive. This is often because the horse has been conditioned to think that the gate = food.

This means that a gate itself has become a resource worth guarding.

#TalkEquine 💬 #HorseBehaviour 🐴
2 days ago
Disruption in social groupings is more likely to lead to aggressive behaviours 🐎☹️
2 days ago
🐴Colts will be colts🐴

Research has shown colts play rough & tumble with other colts and are more gentle when playing with filly’s.

It’s important we consider how horses interact with different members of their herd and ensure their behavioural needs are met.

#TalkEquine
2 days ago
🚨 Top tip for clinical behaviourists

Where it’s safe to do so ask for a video of the animals behaviour before you see them for the first time. 🐴

#TalkEquine 💬 #HorseBehaviour
2 days ago
There are 4 things to consider when assessing a horse’s aggressive behaviour:

🍏 1. What purpose is the behaviour serving?
🍎 2. How did it develop?
🍏 3. How did it evolve?
🍎 4. How does it work? - drill down to molecular level and beyond.

#TalkEquine 💬 #HorseBehaviour
2 days ago
It’s vital to gain a veterinary referral before any work on aggressive behaviour can be started. 🐴 🍏

#TalkEquine #HorseBehaviour
2 days ago
As a clinical behaviourist it’s important to look at the bigger picture - we are often helping overcome human behaviours as well as horse behaviour says @JenniNellist 💬

#TalkEquine #HorseBehaviour
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