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Earlier this year we launched our pioneering online course – How Horses Learn, Feel & Communicate. This course is not only comprehensive but it teaches you all about the fundamental, underlying principles that will hugely improve your training with your horse. You’ll learn about the principles that define … Continue reading

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Two leading positive trainers…one 2-day clinic in July!

Bookings are now open for this clinic with Helen Spence and I on 4th & 5th July. Helen is one of the very few trainers that I personally recommend and would happily hand my own horses over to. She is … 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 Online Course!

It’s nearly ready for LAUNCH! The Academy of Positive Horsemanship’s FIRST Online Course is just round the corner! How Horses Learn, Feel & Communicate Have you ever wanted to learn more about a horses ethogram, how they communicate with conspecifics, … 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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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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Jo Hughes interviewed ahead of the Equine Clicker Conference

Ahead of speaking at the upcoming Equine Clicker Conference, Helen Gilbertson interviewed Jo Hughes about what she is going to share with us at the conference. Find out how Jo began Clicker Training and who really shouldn’t miss her talk … Continue reading

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Jo Hughes to present at the first ever Equine Clicker Conference!

Jo Hughes is presenting at probably the FIRST EVER Equine Clicker Conference! 23rd September 2012 Richmond Equestrian Centre North Yorkshire The most experienced group of equine clicker training instructors brought together in one place! “Jo Hughes is a BHSAI (Reg’d) … Continue reading

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