LOVE YOUR HORSE
BUT NOT THEIR BEHAVIOUR?
NEEDLE PHOBIC HORSES
Having a needle phobic horse is a common reason for people to contact an equine behaviourist. Needle phobias, also called needle shyness or injection shyness, manifests in horses as moderate to extreme avoidance or escape behaviours, or even aggressive behaviour, when attempts are made to inject or vaccinate the horse. Horses displaying this problem may pull away, push into or run over the handler, spin, rear, kick, bite or strike. These behaviours usually occur because the horse is frightened of being vaccinated or injected.
Horses who are needle phobic or needle shy are not only difficult or dangerous to treat medically, the problem may prevent them from
Horses behave aggressively for a number of reasons. Lauren can determine why your horse is behaving aggressively and she can design a training program to help resolve the issue. Both in-person and online consultations are available.
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