If your horse suffers from separation anxiety, it’s all down to the PANIC system in the brain. As a herd animal, the instinct to stay with other horses is incredibly strong, even in adults. This video explains this brain system and how it impacts your relationship and training with your horse.
The PANIC system differs from the FEAR system, although the words are often used interchangeably in conversation. The FEAR system causes horses to escape danger and potential threats. The PANIC system keeps foals with their mums and the whole herd together – when it’s activated you see separation anxiety.
Watch the video to find out more:
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