The following articles reflect EBTA's views and ethics and are posted with the permission of the authors. More will be added regularly...... For more introductory information on key subjects, please see our Basics of Behaviour section.

Most Recent Articles

Clicker Training = Magic Method... Yes or No or a bit of Both? Jo Hughes

The value of walking out on foot with your horse. Maisie Wake

Older Articles

Weaning.... Preparing for life without Mum Jenni Nellist

Equine Welfare, Here and There Anna Saillet

Restricting Forage is Incrediby Stressful for Your Horse Dr. Juliet Getty

If Dogs Then Why Not Horses Catherine Bell

The following three articles and policy statement share reactions to the 2014 Horseman's Calling event. We note that one is written by a supporter of natural horsemanship methods and so does not entirely meet the opinions of EBTA members. But we felt it was a great article and provides some excellent balance. We also highly recommend the videos and article written by Epona at

EBTA Statement in advance of Horsemans's Calling EBTA

Horseman's Calling Event Anna Saillet

Here We Go Again Catherine Bell

Exploring Horsemanship Blog - Horseman's Calling Karen Fitzpatrick

The Horse's Needs: Are We Really Meeting Them? Lauren Fraser

A little bit about a big word - Anthropomorphism Felicity George

The Emperor's new clothes Catherine Bell

It don't impress me much Suzanne Rogers

Can horses be naughty? Suzanne Rogers

What does it mean to train a horse? Ben Hart

Trust Emma Kurrels

Some thoughts on boundaries Catherine Bell

What is wrong with horses the way they are? Alison Averis

Animals and us: maintaining hope and keeping our dreams alive in difficult times Marc Bekoff

Weaning: When following traditional advice can be dangerous Kelly Taylor

The myth of dominance Lesley Skipper