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5 Tips for dealing with Frustration in Horse Training

We all get frustrated in training or riding our horses. That’s a given. Horses can also get frustrated if their expectations about their training or the consequences of their actions (release of pressure or receiving a treat) are not being met. What can you do to prevent frustration and what if you are already frustrated …

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HippoLogic clicker training is about the click

6 Things You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (4/6)

In this series I will be sharing 6 interesting facts I didn’t know about when I started using positive reinforcement in training animals. This is part 4. Some of these are common misunderstandings people have about clicker training while others are facts most equestrians don’t know at all. The goal of this blog is to …

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Myth Monday: Training with Food rewards causes pushy Horses

All positive reinforcement trainers have heard people say: ‘Training horses with food rewards makes them pushy’. Some people even state ‘dangerous‘ instead of pushy. Maybe you have said it yourself before you started using positive reinforcement (+R) to train your horse. You get what you reinforce In +R training you use a reward that reinforces the behaviour …

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