Category Archives: Positive Reinforcement

Horse Whisperer or Horse LISTENER?

The photo above is a photo that was taken of me and “RED”, a mustang at Two~Hearts Mustang Rescue & Wellness Center in Rehoboth, MA.  I was doing a presentation/demo…

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Can Horses Be Naughty?

“… we expect our horses to understand without explaining. For example, consider a horse that doesn’t want to be caught. It is much easier to label them as ‘naughty’ rather…

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First Backing of the Colt

  #‎horses‬ Excellent demonstration of how to start a colt peacefully and cooperatively. http://www.scoop.it/t/holistic-horses/p/4005516223/how-to-watch-a-training-session?hash=a4843a15-c004-4a42-9bad-d886e28416af  

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Horsey Phobias?

Early Morning post in *** response (see below) to someone’s comment about one of my ‘training’ videos: (She didn’t see the phobia associated with the horse in this video: Lesson with…

Training Foals

As your foal grows its imperative that he or she be taught along the way so as to become a quiet, accepting, willing ‘grownup’ without fear of humans. The following…

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What Do You Think?

Below is something I wrote in a discussion group with regard to people arguing about ‘methods’ of ‘training’ horses. Of course, things tends to get heated in such discussions. Here’s…

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TAKING HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL

“There is no equal partnership between a prey animal and a predator. If your horse does not see you as Alpha he will run the show. …” This is a…

A Short Dance Lesson

What people do not appreciate is that every time a horse submits to pressure, whether subtle or overt, he is diminished. Probably the great majority of people who achieve their…

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

CONGRATS TO ANNAMARIA 2012 !!!! Blues all over the place this season! (And just some awesome VERSATILITY on all their own!) Check out our SERVICES page for more PHOTOS! of…

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Rearing Pony!

Question: E has a bad habit. She likes to pop up or rears. It seems to come and go. and just when we think its gone, it reappears. There doesn’t…

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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL OFFER

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!!! 2012 Posted on September 17, 2012 by admin The economy is horrific and I know we are all struggling to make ends meet. It makes me crazy! I KNOW, personally, the…

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Understanding Equine Fear Behavior

–Gwenyth Browning Jones Santagate The trail was gorgeous that morning. Tall pine trees filtered the early morning sun and glinted on the rocks that scattered the forest floor. Dobbin was…

The Secret …

EXCELLENT ARTICLE by CORALIE SMYTH — THE SECRET OF INSPIRED TRAINING All top trainers use this to some degree, some more than others, but the very best trainers, whether they…

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The article below is from http://www.equestrianprofessional.com. As I was reading it I really felt what Elisabeth was saying and I also felt it from the HORSE’S perspective! Imagine how your…

Let me Explain a bit …

From a discussion forum today: Today at 7:58am, jp wrote: I think that Caballus wanted the horse to keep it’s attention on her, did you Caballus? I think that’s very sensible with a…

Effects of using Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training on Horse that Won’t Stand at the Mounting Block

I’d posted a link to the 2nd part of my CHA conference presentation on another forum and was accused of not posting the entire thing thus being deceptive and lying….

Misconceptions on Training Horses

I received a letter yesterday that was sharply revealing about the general lack of understanding about clicker training in the horse world. The letter, from an equestrian professional, stated that…

Reward or Punishment? Which do YOU choose?

Excerpt from discussion on reward vs. punishment:  “If a horse feels threatened by a whip then that causes stress. Stress interferes with learning. That pressure is too much for the…

Freedom …

“The horses right to express himself freely creates the foundation of our relationship and is a fundamental requirement of our continuing journey together. Without this balance of comunication between person…