Category Archives: Animal Behaviour & Training

Keeping it Real

I haven’t posted here for a while as I’ve been having some issues with Frankie and made the decision to use negative reinforcement to deal with his behaviour of pulling away from me when walking down the track. It’s been … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Do That?

Yesterday I read a post on facebook entitled “Don’t” by Bookends Farm and it got me thinking about how words can affect our actions, and beliefs – particularly in connection to how we relate to, and interact with, our horses. … Continue reading

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Personal Space

I’ve been influenced lately by others and their talk of “claiming space”, “demanding respect” etc. Frankie is allowed up very close to me (so is Maurice but he’s not so interested in being around people) but he never touches me … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day

It occurred to me that it’s very obvious that my horses know when they’ve done something well, and I think this is a characteristic of most, if not all, clicker trained horses. Also how praise eg. “good boy” really means … Continue reading

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Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

Really interesting talk and videos – a must watch! http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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Animal Training Conference and Clinic Notes

Really need to find the time to read Mary Hunter’s Animal Training Conference and Clinic Notes! http://stalecheerios.com/animal-training-conference-clinic-notes/

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