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Consent Training for Husbandry Behaviours

Hey, Jo Hughes here! Positive reinforcement training is known for enriching horses lives by giving them choice. It gives them some control over their behavioural outcomes as well as allowing them to gain rewarding consequences as a result. Adding in … Continue reading

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Tactile Positive Reinforcement – Free E-book Download

Positive reinforcement training (aka clicker training) is most often associated with the use of food reinforcers following the marker/clicker signal. Actually though, there is another incredibly powerful but much less discussed reinforcer available to us as equine positive reinforcement trainers … Continue reading

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The difference between ‘clicker training’ and using emotionally-focused techniques – FREE VIDEO!

I spend a lot of time explaining the differences between standard ‘clicker training’ and using emotionally focused training techniques. But what exactly does that mean when it is translated into practical training? This FREE video explains exactly what I mean by … Continue reading

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Straight & Supple Training: Half Pass The Modern Way!

The Half Pass The Half Pass is when the horse moves diagonally forwards with a small amount of flexion towards the direction they’re travelling. The forehand can be very slightly ahead of the hindquarters. The purpose of this exercise in … Continue reading

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Carolyn Jenkinson becomes an ELH Associate Trainer

 I am absolutely overjoyed to welcome Carolyn Jenkinson to the Equi-libre Horses (ELH) team as an official ELH Associate Trainer. Carolyn is a like-minded professional who has been studying with me for many years now. She has been a Member … Continue reading

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Systematic Desensitisation & Counter Conditioning (SD&CC)

Weather can have an adverse effect on our horses, especially when we are training with potentially threatening stimuli. Windy weather causes them to be generally more hypervigilent and therefore ultimately more anxious and reactive as a result of their vision … Continue reading

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The Power of Conditioned Aversives

FREE ARTICLE AND A POWERFUL VIDEO THAT WILL GET YOU REAL RESULTS IN YOUR TRAINING! Let’s begin with a very normal and real scenario – you turn your body towards your horse and look at his hindquarters, you begin to … Continue reading

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Voluntary Worming!

WORMING!! That horrid thing that we have to do to our horses at least once a year. It’s often a really unpleasant, aversive experience for them, especially if they have suffered force previously to get the job done. Hardly surprising … Continue reading

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REINFORCE YOUR HORSE!

I place HUGE emphasis and focus on touch acceptance within my programme both inside The Academy as well as in my one to one coaching. Here’s why… Many horses don’t actually enjoy being touched or scratched by humans due to … Continue reading

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Control is a Primary Reinforcer

I think one of the most wonderful outcomes of training with appetitives and positive reinforcement is the sense of empowerment it gives the learner. As Dr Susan Friedman explains – control over our environment is a primary reinforcer, and giving the animal … Continue reading

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