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The focus of my journey is now on trying to help reach the tipping point in positive, scientific based horse training. To bring science into the work, and training out of the dark ages. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 17 or so years, there is no going back...

 

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"Thinking of your horse as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your horse as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help him through his distress."- The Concordia Connection

March 27, 2014

So I have to apologize for being absent for so long. It seems that winter has finally ended and I can put the hip waders used to make my way through the mud to do chores away for a little bit I hope

I’ve been working on some special training for a client and it too has been taking a lot of time, but has also been a lot of fun.

I thought I’d share with you a short video from one of the teaching sessions. This video shows you what happens when you go through all the necessary small steps to ensure a behaviour is understood.

I started out with mat work, one of our clicker foundation lessons. I gave it a high value, so lots of clicks and rewards any time Chance would stand on it or I took him to it. Chance was rewarded whenever he stood on the mat so he thought it was a great place to be. Pretty soon he would seek o...

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