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Food Rewards - a study
The article was much longer than this and the experiment was done with food, wither scratching and doing nothing with yearlings and 2 yr olds.
Our studies show that actions of a positive value induce an increase in the horse’s attention, not only toward a particular stimulus (e.g., food) but toward the entire situation,” said Céline Rochais, MSc, PhD candidate in the equine behavior department of the University of Rennes, in France. “Attention is a key element in the learning and memorization process (as shown by previous researchers); an increase in a horse’s attention can explain the increase in its training performance rates when using food rewards.”
Makes sense. After all we humans are far more likely to jump into action if we thing there's a reward in it for us
Especially food! Maybe thats just me, though....
Yes food will do it - if I was a horse I'd be the one that they kept moving by dangling a carrot on a fishing rod just in front of its nose!!!
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