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Foundations Through To Advanced Training Concepts with The Academy

My personal training journey has been expanding into more advanced areas over the last while as my young horse’s education has been developing. One of these areas is what Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer of Karen Pryor Clicker Training, calls ‘Concept Training’. … Continue reading

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Changing Behaviour

I need to share this excellent article written by my great friend Carolyn Jenkinson! Why…because this is where we should all be aiming to get to with our horses, even if we aren’t there just yet. I personally am very lucky … Continue reading

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The Conundrum of Physical Pressure in Horse Training

There has been plenty of discussion going on recently in various Facebook groups I am on about the whole concept of the use of physical pressure with horses. Pressure – what is it!? The term pressure isn’t really a very helpful … Continue reading

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Case Of The Month – Training To Increase Emotional Relaxation

When my client originally contacted me for help, and then I consequently met this horse in her home, she was and had been separated from the my client’s other horses for quite some time due to her dangerous behaviours around every possible valuable resource … Continue reading

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The Core Emotions & Stress

Prof. Jaak Panksepp is one of the most important researchers within the field of neuroscience. He has found 7 core emotional systems within the brain which are present in ALL mammals: Primal Emotional Circuits SEEKING – “the basic impulse to … Continue reading

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Too Much Motivational Drive Isn’t Necessarily A Good Thing!

Getting the foundations strong and solid when wanting to train with food is THE single most important piece of the puzzle for successful training using positive reinforcement.   I cover this all in great detail in my Foundation Basics lesson tutorials inside The … Continue reading

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Feeling Pressured? Webinar with Dr Helen Spence

I am very excited to welcome Helen as a guest lecturer into The Academy. In this webinar, she will be examining the myriad of ways that physical contact can be utilised in horse training. I am offering a number of spaces on this … Continue reading

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Proofing & Testing Behaviours

One of the areas within training behaviours positively that some people find hard to grasp, is the concept and purpose of proofing behaviours after the initial learning phase has been completed. This is something that is covered thoroughly within The Academy for our … Continue reading

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Webinar with Dr Helen Spence – Thursday 25th February 2016

I am very excited to announce that Dr Helen Spence will be doing a webinar for The Academy on Thursday 25th February titled “Horse Sense: Feeling Pressured?” Helen will be examining the myriad of ways that physical contact can be … Continue reading

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DO IT NOW!

A few snippets of the endorsements I have had over the last week: “The videos are brilliant! You are always so clear and easy to understand! That is what puts you way ahead of the others!! I swear that my horse … Continue reading

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