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        04-04-2010, 05:59 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I ALWAYYYS pat Oscar lol:P
    As others said it makes him more confident
         
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        04-04-2010, 07:45 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I never pat because there is not alot of difference between a smack and a pat.
    thats what I have been told and since I have started rubbing or stroking, alot of diffference in behaviour. But yes, I stroke rub or praise verbally when he does something good.
         
        04-04-2010, 08:42 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I stroke. Or reach up and scritch behind their ears.
         
        04-05-2010, 11:47 AM
      #14
    Started
    Smile

    I rub, give them a "good girl/boy", and release pressure. She knows its her reward if I release pressure and give her a break for awhile. It tells her that "yes, I know you didn't want to do what I asked for but you did it so now you can have a break."
         
        04-05-2010, 12:30 PM
      #15
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    I always stroke my horse's neck and pet him to reward him. It also releases the contact which helps his neck build muscle and teaches him to stay collected on my seat.
    I got told off by a clinician once for patting my horse she said something to the effect of "you can do that in the barn, just praise him with your voice" and I was very close to telling her to shove it. I just ignored it lol. It makes him more confident and it's his normal reward. He does relax when I pet him.
    My trainer always made fun of me because I would pat Ri after each class. She said I was slapping him so loud you could hear it across the ring and then I read in a John Lyons book that you shouldn't pat becuase it's more like a smack, but you should rub (or stroke) so that is what I've been doing....
         
        04-05-2010, 12:39 PM
      #16
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I think that if you really want to reward your horse for good behavior you should give them a release and leave them alone. I never pat because there is not alot of difference between a smack and a pat.

    but I think most horses could care less about rubbing or patting.
    Interesting.

    I ride with a lot of folks who are very exuberant about a good run. The horses receive very enthusiastic 'pats'. The horses all preen with the praise.
         
        04-06-2010, 12:10 AM
      #17
    Trained
    I give my horse a little rub on his wither area. It's a good spot because I can reward him without changing my hand position or contact. If he's learning something new, I can just reach down with my pinkies and give him a scratch to let him know he's doing it correctly or at least making an effort.
         
        04-08-2010, 07:53 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    This may sound a bit crazy to people, but I've found that many horses respond off the voice and the emotion more than the actual contact. I've found with students, that to tell them to give the horse a scratch on the neck for praise does several different things that lead to the praise of the horse. The first thing that it does is relax the rider. Whenever you see someone give praise, their whole attitude changes, they are often smiling or laughing, happy, and relaxed. Those are the things that the horse feels and responds to the best. The respond to the tone of your voice and the meaning behind what you are saying more than the word itself.

    I don't have any rules as far as praising my own horses. I usually tell students to praise more to relax their own riding and that is the reward to the horse. For any horse that I ride, the reward is in the riding, not in the task at hand. No, I am not that full of myself, but I do work with corrective riding for the horse, where its not so much about teaching them what they can do as far as obedience, but rather how they can feel better doing it. For a horse that is learning the basics, like Keving said, the reward is in the release.
         
        04-08-2010, 12:58 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    I release the inside rein and stroke his mid neck when I can, but if I can't at the moment then I have to settle for softly patting his shoulder/wither area. My horse is quite sensitive, and harshly patting him would only irritate him. I'll also say good boy etc at times.
         
        04-08-2010, 01:10 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    I always pat or rub (usually rub) my horse (or any horse) I'm riding after they do a good job. My mare always lowers her head and deeply exhales :)

    I've read somewhere that with all animals, rubbing/stroking is much better than patting because it's similar to the motion of their mothers licking them. But I don't think SOFT patting is bad, but when it starts to sound like a clap...you might wanna be a little more gentle LOL
         

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