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The Emotional Learning Quadrant

Did you see this good article, Positive Reinforcement: Where Does It Fit in Equine Training? about learning theory and horsemanship (with great comments on our own Shawna)? I particularly like the graphic that Henderson used to illustrate the four quadrants of operant conditioning: The Original Learning Quadrant This is often known as the “learning quadrant” …

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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 feelings”. But I did a degree in biological sciences and the charge of being anthropomorphic, ascribing “human” feelings to animals, was a serious put down. As I was trying to prove my equal abilities as …

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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 and training? These questions pop up in every caring horse owner’s life and lead to complex and difficult decisions you have to make. Clinical behaviourist, Loni Loftus, joined us last week for a brilliant online …

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