Training Theory and Techniques

The New Emotional Learning Quadrant: Adding in Arousal

The New Emotional Learning Quadrant: Adding in Arousal

In a previous blog I developed the traditional behavioural consequences model (aka the "learning quadrant") to include my ideas of ...
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The Emotional Learning Quadrant

The Emotional Learning Quadrant

Did you see this good article, Positive Reinforcement: Where Does It Fit in Equine Training? about learning theory and horsemanship ...
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The First Connection: Learning from Foals

The First Connection: Learning from Foals

Have you ever wondered why reward-based training works so well to build a strong connection with your horse? Maybe it's ...
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Phew! It’s OK to be Anthropomorphic!

Well, maybe you always have been and have not been bothered about scientists moaning on that "animals do not have ...
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Is Your Horse in Pain? Find Out with Behaviourist, Loni Loftus

Is Your Horse in Pain? Find Out with Behaviourist, Loni Loftus

Is your horse in pain? If so, how much? And what do you do about it in terms of management ...
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5 Horses Show You Why Breaking the Rules Can Lead to Connection

5 Horses Show You Why Breaking the Rules Can Lead to Connection

Connection Training is about the, errm, connection. One of the main reasons why Shawna, Rachel and I were so keen ...
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Training the Individual

I've just returned from Denmark, where I was teaching a really lovely group of people and their horses. What struck ...
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