Originally Posted by chandra1313
What is friendship training? Very curious
Friendship Training is a positive reinforcement program which helps develop a deep, trusting relationship between horse and human. It is quite different to most types of horse training where you use pressure and release to get the horse to do something; in FT you train by rewarding the positive behaviours. It is also very holistic as the aim is to provide the horse with a social and physical environment that will maximise their physical and mental health.
I am only in the early stages of it with my gelding, but it has made a huge difference to his willingnes to try, and to my confidence.