February 11, 2020

    When we first start learning about training with a positive reinforcement focus, It's REALLY easy to become wrapped up and feeling like we can't do anything else. We have at this point usually learned that pressure and release involves applying an aversive pressure...

February 4, 2020

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    While we are always impacting our horse's behavior and they are always influencing ours, it's important to have time with your horse outside of "formal" training sessions. With R+ focused training, a lot of tension can buil...

January 23, 2020

Believe it or not, behavior and mental well being is impacted through interactions on social media and in person. Our comments towards one another can fall within a reinforcing or a punishing category, and they will have lasting impacts on both those at the receiving e...

October 14, 2019

     Horses are herd animals, they are designed to live a life within a social network that stays in close proximity of each other at all times, otherwise they risk their lives. Horses are born knowing that there is safety in numbers, that they need to stay close to th...

October 7, 2019

     There's this idea that somehow we are lesser than or not as good of a trainer if our horse isn't listening to us or responding how we want them to in the moment. We take this very personally and judge ourselves and our worth as a trainer/equestrian by our horse's...

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