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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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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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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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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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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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Jo Hughes to host talk and clinic for British Horse Society

Equi-libre Horses is delighted to have been asked by the British Horse Society (BHS) to host an introductory talk on Clicker Training followed by a one day clinic. Interactive Talk The horse-less, interactive talk will be held at Shuttleworth College Equine Unit in Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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