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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is Modern, Advanced Animal Training Using Behaviour Modification?

The Academy is the ONLY one of it’s kind – offering horse owners worldwide the opportunity to learn about up-to-date training protocols and, possibly more importantly, exactly HOW to apply them to horses through our online home study courses. Our … Continue reading

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