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Positive Reinforcement: Where Does It Fit In Equine Training?

Regardless of whether the spin comes from George Morris, Anky von Grunsven, or Monty Roberts, all horse training relies on the same basic principles of learning theory, grounded in over a hundred years of psychological research. ...

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Resistance-free Bridling

Find out how to use clicker training to teach your horse to accept the bridle happily. ...

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Positive Reinforcement Training: Adding Up the Pluses and the Minuses

Positive reinforcement isn't just for dogs - it can also apply to training horses. Find out how to make your horse want to work for you....

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What Makes Horses “Stubborn”?

Can horses be stubborn, or do we need to dig deeper to deal with a refusal to comply?...

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Can Horses be Depressed?

My horse is not lame or sick, but he doesn’t seem to have his usual spark. Is it possible that he is depressed?...

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How to Tell if Your Horse is in Pain

Assessing the many faces of pain. ...

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How to: Deal with a “Pushy” Horse

Horses that are pushy can be very frustrating and even dangerous to be around....

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Introducing Predator to Prey

Dog trainer, Karin Apfel, describes how to create safe introductions between horses and dogs....

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Equitation Science

Understanding how your horse learns can improve the way you communicate with him, leading to better results and a stronger relationship. ...

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Out of the Darkness

How to recognize the signs of depression and help bring the light back to your horse’s life...

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