Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Excitement, Feeling, and Attachment's Impact on Training

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre
Aug 02, 2013

Horse training techniques range from positive and negative reinforcement to clicker training, food or scratching rewards, vocal commands, and more. But if you can't get your horse to respond to any of these methods, you might not be taking into consideration how the horse feels.

According to two leading equitation scientists, the success or failure of training has a lot to do with the horse’s state of “arousal” as well as his level of “attachment”—as in, attachment to you, his person...

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