Prevent Your Horse from Becoming ‘Treat Crazy’ With this Simple Solution

Prevent Your Horse from Becoming ‘Treat Crazy’ With this Simple Solution

I like to call all horse people who use treats as reinforcers in training (to get behaviour) horse trainers. They are deliberately influencing their horses’ behaviour. I love that! When they talk about using treats in training often lots of objections are raised. In this series I give solutions for these common objections and beliefs.Read more about Prevent Your Horse from Becoming ‘Treat Crazy’ With this Simple Solution[…]

6 Things That You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (5/6)

6 Things That You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (5/6)

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 5. I like this one! Some of these are common misunderstandings people have about clicker training while others are facts most equestrians don’t know at all. The goal ofRead more about 6 Things That You Might Not Know About Clicker Training (5/6)[…]

4 Tips to improve your Horse Training Skills

4 Tips to improve your Horse Training Skills

Many horse owners and riders, me included, started out one point in time using appetitive reinforcers to train our horses. Reinforcers our learner likes to receive. It doesn’t matter if we use positive reinforcement for trick training or more ‘serious’ behaviours like standing for the farrier. Fact is, not everyone is successful in teaching theirRead more about 4 Tips to improve your Horse Training Skills[…]