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FOUNDATIONS OF COOPERATION

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT FOR EQUINES

Continue your journey to training the Foundation Behaviors to completion.
Learn to apply an errorless learning process to trade frustration, anxiety, and conflict for a
willing, calm, and confident equine partner

FOUNDATIONS OF COOPERATION
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IS FOR YOU IF...
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You're ready to try R+ training but don't know where to start - the amount of information out there feels overwhelming

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You're looking to build a strong foundation to set you and your horse up for positive and successful riding, handling, and more

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You've tried other programs that leave you and your horse frustrated, confused, and anxious about using food rewards

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You're already a professional trainer looking to refine your skills and dive deeper into theory and application

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You're ready to leave your doubts and fears behind, and embrace a new way of training and interacting with your horse

Foundations of Cooperation: The Art and Science of Positive Reinforcement for Equines: is the second course in The Willing Equine’s three-part in-depth introduction to training your horse with positive reinforcement.

 

In part two of this comprehensive program, Foundations of Cooperation  will refine the skills learned in Foundations of Trust and introduce your horse to 3 more Foundation Behaviors. Designed to be taken after Foundations of Trust, this course will expand your knowledge and build on the concepts learned in the previous course. 

DURING THIS COURSE, YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:
Train for Success
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Avoid frustration for both you and your horse, create emotional balance, smooth mechanics, clear communication, & develop precise and flawless cues.

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Balance the art & science of training
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Learn how to apply the science, personalize training to your individual horse, increase creativity and enjoyment during sessions, and recognize when it's time to try something different. 

Develop a Willing Partnership
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Create a positive association with training for your horse by setting up your training environment for success, managing expectations, and recognizing discomfort and confusion.

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YOU'LL CONTINUE TO REFINE THE BEHAVIORS LEARNED IN FOUNDATIONS OF TRUST,
AND INTRODUCE THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATION BEHAVIORS & CONCEPTS:
Cone Targeting

Similar to targeting, this is another easy-to-understand behavior with many uses. Cone targeting can be used to create patterns and clear visual destination points as a stepping stone for advanced groundwork, riding, and trailer loading.

A unique behavior that offers a tangible/visible cue or destination point for a horse. Incredibly useful when teaching your horse to tie, stand for grooming & tacking up, and as a start button for cooperative care behaviors.

Stationary Targeting

One of the most useful behaviors you can teach any horse is how to stay where you want them to stay. The stand-stay allows you to communicate to the horse that you would like them to remain in a certain location despite where you are or what you are doing. 

Stand-Stay
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED IN FOUNDATIONS OF COOPERATION:
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34 easy-to-follow lessons that dive into theory, live training footage, and practical application

An interactive, printable workbook

Access to TWE Academy, a supportive community of like-minded equestrians

135 minutes of real-time video content

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A final quiz for accountability and testing your knowledge and understanding

The guidance & support to continue your training journey for ultimate training success

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One 1:1 video feedback session with a TWE Coach

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A bonus three part series on Positive and Proactive training and handling

Foundations of Cooperation is just one of the many courses available for purchase as a TWE Academy member. Join the Academy today and get immediate access to the first two courses, Horsemanship For Harmony and Foundations of Trust.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
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