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Saddlebag 06-27-2013 05:35 PM

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.”

jaydee 06-27-2013 05:47 PM

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

xlionesss 06-27-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jaydee (Post 2910866)
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....

morganarab94 06-27-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by xlionesss (Post 2910898)
Especially food! Maybe thats just me, though....

Nope definitely not just you. :lol:

jaydee 06-27-2013 06:03 PM

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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