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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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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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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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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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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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