Horse Geeks Episode 92: Recognizing Pain Issues in Our Horses

Kirsten

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Topic: It is not uncommon to label a horse with a “behavioral problem” that is really struggling with a physical problem. Since horses can’t talk to us in our language and tell us what is wrong, they have to act out through resistant behaviors or by not cooperating with us in order to let us know that something is not right. Even vets can label a horse with a behavior problem that is just a hard to find or diagnose physical source of discomfort or pain. As horse owners we need to really look at why our horse may choose “bad behavior” instead of cooperating and not just label problems as being naughty. Some horses may only feel uncomfortable in their jobs while others could be coping with significant pain. We might not know what is wrong immediately, but behavior problems are how our horses tell us clearly that something is wrong.

Guest: Deb Romero, certified Alexander Technique Instructor
www.optimalposture.org

Host: Kirsten Nelsen, professional horse trainer
Developer of Training for Optimal Balance
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