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Category: Clicker Training



The FEAR Reflex Response – How Do Spiders Make YOU Feel?

Fantastic example explaining the FEAR reflex response in animals (including us) and why it’s important to recognise that paying attention to emotions when training our horses (and dogs) is vital. That feeling is REAL, it’s not voluntary and… it feels … Continue reading

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Behaviour that is reinforced is either maintained or increases in frequency

Sometimes I am reminded of just how different my Dancer is now compared to just a couple of years ago. The last couple of days they’ve had their hay topped up very early compared to normal. The reliable stimulus predicting … 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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Q & A – Treat Equipment & Classical Conditioning

In my recent blog post Guest Bloggers, I also encouraged readers to send me your questions, the answers to which I said I would publish as blogs throughout 2013. We love questions here at Equi-libre Horses! There really isn’t such a thing as a silly … Continue reading

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Inspirational Quote

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being” Hafiz NB: This image is one I captured of my most favourite and loved places in the UK – Blue Anchor … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings

Another year is nearly over. Quite where it has gone, I honestly don’t know, but what an amazing year it has been. Looking Back Lessons, Clinics & Workshops We have had such a great year here at Equi-libre Horses, very busy … Continue reading

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Feel and Self-Carriage

As far back as I can remember, my dream has been to ride advanced movements on a horse without any tack. The trust and love to be nurtured in order to achieve such a partnership is a dream in itself, but add to that the beauty … Continue reading

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Pressure – Positive or Negative?

There has been much talk on the internet recently about the use of pressure in training and whether it is viewed by the horse as pleasant and helpful guidance or instead something that the animal is in fact working to avoid or … Continue reading

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Think, Plan, Do!

As my clients know well, and at the risk of repeating myself again ;-), I am always emphasising the immense value and importance of training plans and shaping plans. Substantially more time really ‘should’ go into the planning phase before executing any training. Think, Plan, Do! … Continue reading

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Great Blog Post from Jane Holderness

I know I have been somewhat quieter on my blog front recently! I am conscious of it, just have had FAR too much going on to get round to thinking about writing blogs at the moment! I will try to … Continue reading

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