January 7, 2019

9/10 stars

While the book isn't horse specific, it does focus a lot on general animal behavior, emotions and their welfare.  From cows and pigs to horses to birds, cats, dogs, whales and monkeys, many species are covered, so it gives the reader a well-rounded perspectiv...

August 1, 2018

While knowledge is easily accessible on the internet and easy to share, achieving change is a bit more problematic.

July 31, 2018

The words Leadership and Partnership have risen to popularity in horse training, however there are complications with these concepts.

July 31, 2018

In the animal kingdom, there are many things that can influence behavior but generally we look at emotions as the primary driver while reinforcement or punishment determine whether that behavior will be repeated.

July 31, 2018

The Terms dominance, alpha, leadership, submission and respect have long been used in the animal training world and continue to be an inspiration in training techniques for horses.

May 13, 2018

Hannah has a wonderful video detailing what the challenge sandwich is.  

This is a great way of approaching training, by using an easy behavior as a break from a difficult/stressful behavior.  Because horses are often easily stressed out by new, scary or frustratin...

April 20, 2017

I’m not the most consistent blogger, but here is what we’ve been up to:

First update:  I've become a Qualified Instructor for Connection Training.  This means that for the next year I'm going to be working with other horses and people so that I can become better at what...