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Combining positive and negative reinforcement

Can I combine positive reinforcement with negative reinforcement? By Catherine Bell, The Equine Independent “Positive reinforcement (+R), particularly when used in conjunction with clicker training, is commonly combined with the use of negative reinforcement (-R) and/or punishment. Typically the aversive … Continue reading

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In a whisper or in a shout?

In a Whisper or In a Shout? Training Under Time Constraints Written by Mary Hunter on November 25, 2009 on her blog Stale Cheerios Blog Mary is a Graduate Student in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. “Recently I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas is very nearly upon us and the year’s end is drawing near, so where exactly has 2011 gone!?   Looking Back It has been such an incredible year for Equi-libre Horses, I have been very hectic with a fully booked diary of lessons, … Continue reading

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Workshops with Equi-libre Horses

“You can always tell when a trainer is coming from method instead of principle.”  Tim Sullivan, curator of behavioural husbandry at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. The above quote is from a blog article by Karen Pryor It’s Not What You Do. … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Do. It’s How You Do It.

I thought I would share a very valid thought from Karen Pryor in an article she wrote on her website! “It’s a sunny spring afternoon in New England at the annual meeting of a group of animal behaviorists. I’m sitting on a folding chair … Continue reading

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Learning to Trust our Instincts

Do you trust what your instincts are telling you? I was tidying up my emails recently, and I came across an email I wrote quite some time ago now. I thought I would share it because I know how tough … Continue reading

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Equi-libre Horses In The Press!

East Anglia Rider Magazine features Equi-libre Horses in their first ever ‘In Focus’ section Equi-libre Horses are very excited to be able to share some editorial coverage, in East Anglia Rider Magazine, for their very first ‘In Focus’ feature. The October edition of the … Continue reading

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Clinic in Cambridgeshire with Dr Helen Spence

Learn all about rewarding horse training with Dr Helen Spence! A clinic at West Wratting Park Stud, Cambridgeshire on Sunday 25th September 2011. Would you like to strengthen the bond between you & your horse? Would you like to train in a … Continue reading

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Equi-libre Horses Coaching

Equi-libre Horses philosophy is to empower both horses and their owners with knowledge so they can become ethical and effective trainers themselves. We want to share what we have learnt in order to help others and their horses achieve a … Continue reading

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Tai Chi For Equestrians With James Shaw

Tai Chi For Equestrians With James Shaw Witten by: Cynthia McFarland “‘Head up!’ ‘Heels down!’ ‘Shoulders back!’ ‘Drop your hands!’ ‘Don’t look down!’ ‘Relax!’ Your trainer’s words ring in your head as you strive to perfect your form. Yet somehow … Continue reading

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