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Create a Supple, Balanced, Willing and Responsive Riding Partner

Inside the Academy of Positive Horsemanship, you can learn a clear, science-based positive training approach for both you and your horse. Ultimately, this results in mutual understanding and relationships based on trust. That trust and communication that you will both … 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 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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Phase Two of Ellie’s Positive Training Journey – Emotional Control

By jove, she’s got it!! Little Ellie is really going great guns on learning fabulous emotional (impulse) control. Frustration induced by appetitives (most especially food) is one of the emotions that we can often see in our horses and the … 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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FEAR, the orienting response, the flight response and training a default ‘safe’ space

Would you like to create a bombproof, non-spooky horse? One who defaults to your side at liberty when it experiences anything frightening? This picture is the visual representation of the orienting response or freeze response. It is an involuntary physiological and … 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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Positive Reinforcement to Improve Dressage Scores

Can you use positive reinforcement under saddle to help improve your dressage scores? You might be wondering how on earth you move your reward based training that you’ve been doing from the ground to ridden? Or perhaps you’ve not even … Continue reading

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No Trademarks, No Intellectual Property Rights – Force-free training is NOT a Training Method!

I really struggle to get across the gravitas of this concept to others, I think perhaps because for so many people, their quest for finding a ‘horsemanship’ style that suits them and their horse has resulted in a journey exploring many different horsemanship methods. … 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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