Do you want a stronger relationship with your Miniature Horse? Do you feel like you’re struggling to communicate clearly what you’re asking? Does teaching a new skill feel like a battle of wills, one that you’re not sure you’re going to win?
I’ve been there. I’ve used harsh words like “stubborn” and “rude” to describe horses who were struggling to understand what I wanted. I’ve cried tears of frustration because I didn’t know what to do next, and thought I wasn’t going to be able to reach my goals.
Back when I first started using positive reinforcement in my training, I didn’t really know what it was. I didn’t understand the science that backs it up, and I wasn’t doing it the “right” way. But it still made a huge difference. The shut down, difficult horse I was working with suddenly became engaged and keen to learn. It really can seem like magic when you first start, almost like it’s too easy to teach something new. And your horse will love the clarity it gives him, to truly know when he’s gotten the right answer.
Positive Reinforcement is gaining popularity in the equine world, but unfortunately too many people are still dismissing it, holding onto the old school belief that “treats are bad.”
This course will introduce you to the concept of positive reinforcement, explaining why it’s so powerful – it seems like magic, but it’s actually science! – and giving clear instructions for you to begin using this form of communication with your Miniature Horse.
With a step by step learning process, including both teaching and demonstration videos, at the completion of this course both you and your horse will be ready to incorporate this powerful tool into your everyday training, helping you to excel in whatever you’d like to accomplish.
Introduction to Positive Reinforcement will run February 2019!
February 1st Module 1 – Learning Theory
February 3rd Module 2 – Choosing a Bridge Signal
February 5th Module 3 – Be Polite
February 12th Module 4 – Target Training
February 19th Module 5 – Four Simple Skills
February 26th Module 6 – Sky’s The Limit
A private Facebook group will allow us to work together and share our progress as we get to the “how-to” modules!