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Which path would you take?

Which path would you take through the wood? The path to the left or the right? Have you ever stopped for a moment to think about what drives you to make the decisions you do, or ponder the reasons WHY … Continue reading

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Our Course is Now ON SALE to Academy Members!

The Academy of Positive Horsemanship’s 12 week Online Course starts on Monday 16th February! ‘How Horses Learn, Feel & Communicate’ Don’t miss out on the AMAZING launch offers available to Members JOIN NOW! Upgrade to our extremely limited PLATINUM Membership (only two of these places left) … Continue reading

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The Academy’s FIRST Online Course!

It’s nearly ready for LAUNCH! The Academy of Positive Horsemanship’s FIRST Online Course is just round the corner! How Horses Learn, Feel & Communicate Have you ever wanted to learn more about a horses ethogram, how they communicate with conspecifics, … Continue reading

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The Academy’s First Webinar – Dr Dorothy Heffernan on ‘Senses & Sensibility’

‘Senses and Sensibility’ – How Horses Use Their Senses to Learn  by Dr Dorothy Heffernan on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 8.00pm The Academy of Positive Horsemanship’s first Online Webinar is just around the corner! Places are being offered to Members … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I am sure everyone is busy with last minute wrapping and organising for tomorrow’s festivities. However, in a day or two from now we will wonder what all the fuss was about, because ultimately Christmas is all about being close … Continue reading

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The Art of Sculpting your Horse’s Behaviour – Shaping

  Shaping behaviour is the gradual sculpting of a specific behaviour whose very early beginnings arise out of the large pool of behaviours that occur naturally in the animal. It involves changing behaviour by reinforcing variations which are approximations towards the … Continue reading

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Aversives, Evasions & Emotions…

  “Leaning on the rein, pulling through the rein, dropping behind the bit by bringing their heads towards their chest or even raising their heads up and hollowing. These are all termed evasions in the traditional horse world. Those evasions … Continue reading

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The Academy is COMING SOON!

The Academy of Positive Horsemanship with Jo Hughes is COMING SOON! You won’t want to miss out on our fantastic launch offers which will only be available to those individuals who have joined our mailing list. You can get yourself … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers

Inviting Questions & Guest Bloggers for 2013 Horsemanship is above all else about love. It is about building relationships, hard work and dedication, an open dialogue based on mutual respect, trust, communication and sharing that which we have learnt personally with each other … Continue reading

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Finland speaks out about violence and coercion in equine training

Helsinki Humane Society HESY Ry Asks Horse Industry to Abandon Violent Training Methods Shared from eurodressage – http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2012/10/20/helsinki-humane-society-hesy-ry-asks-horse-industry-abandon-violent-training-methods “The Helsinki Society for Animal Protection (HESY ry) along with certain horse industry professionals are concerned about the violence and coercion used … Continue reading

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