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 I do and actually share that knowledge. Positive Reinforcement is growing and the word needs to get out there. Second Update: Aslan is doing great. As of November I had completely weaned myself from using a
(Phys.org) -- Aspects of a horse training method made famous by Monty Roberts, author of the The Man Who Listens to Horses, have been called into question by research at the University of Sydney. "This training technique was popularised worldwide by Roberts as the Join-Up method and was used by him to train Queen Elizabeth's horses at her personal request," said Cath Henshall, a Master of Animal Science candidate in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University. Henshal
I'm sorry to hear that Jaak passed away. He was instrumental in getting science to recognize that animals have emotions and that they shouldn't be dismissed. This is a fantastic video explaining some of that. Check out the video above to hear a great Ted Talk on his studies.